In a recent report published in the Cuban state-run newspaper, Granma, Fidel Castro made a bold declaration about American politics when speaking to a group of studens visiting Havana.
What was on his mind? The rise of the Tea Party in the United States. He called the country a "ruined nation" and said the new movement was "extreme right," warning that Tea Party activists were leading the country towards fascism.
As Fox News Latino reports, Castro also admitted to the student group that health problems had forced him to resign as the head of the Cuban Communist party. His younger brother Raul Castro took the lead in 2006 after Fidel had been in power for 46 years. "I got sick and did what I had to do—delegate my powers," the ailing former leader admitted.