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Cuban Leader Castro Blasts US During Speech

Cuban President Fidel Castro has denounced the Bush administration for its harsh rhetoric against the Caribbean nation.

Mr. Castro made the comment during a speech before a literacy conference in Havana late Tuesday.

It followed recent remarks by Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, who referred to Cuba as one of the world's "outposts of tyranny."

The 78-year old Mr. Castro stood up for part of his speech. He had broken his right arm and shattered his kneecap in an accidental fall last October.

Some information for this report provided by AP, Reuters.