President Obama Meets With Cuban President Raul Castro In Havana
U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and Cuban President Raul Castro pose for photographs after greeting one another at the Palace of the Revolution March 21, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. The first sitting U.S. president to visit Cuba in 88 years, Obama and Castro will sit down for bilateral talks and will deliver joint statements to the news media. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Just weeks after President Obama’s historical visit to Cuba the Island’s officials continue to attack the visit just as Raúl Castro did. Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said Obama’s trip was an attack on their culture, symbols and history. "Obama came here to dazzle the non-state sector, as if he wasn't the representative of big corporations but the defender of hot dog vendors, of small businesses in the United States, which he isn't," Rodriguez continued.

These comments surfaced after Cuba President Raúl Castro stated that Cubans should beware of the United States, as they are “the enemy” and are looking to “undermine” the efforts of the Communist revolution.

Just last month, the President’s brother, Fidel Castro, also issued a 1,500-world letter reacting to the historical visit. The letter was titled "El Hermano Obama," and was written in El Granma ---the official state newspaper of the Cuban Communist Party--- targeted topics such as "the failed Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961 and the role of both countries in ending the apartheid in South Africa and elsewhere on the continent", according to Politico.

“Native populations do not exist at all in the minds of Obama. Nor does he say that racial discrimination was swept away by the Revolution; that retirement and salary of all Cubans were enacted by this before Mr. Barack Obama was 10 years old," Castro continued.

"Mercenary force with cannons and armored infantry, equipped with aircraft...trained and accompanied by warships and aircraft carriers in the U.S. raiding our country. Nothing can justify this premeditated attack that cost our country hundreds of killed and wounded," he said about the Bay of Pigs invasion.

Castro also suggested that Obama "reflects and doesn't try to develop theories about Cuban politics." Cuba "has no need of gifts" from the United States, Castro said. "Our efforts will be legal and peaceful, because it is our commitment to peace and brotherhood of all human beings living on this planet," he concluded.

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