January 12, 2012
Juan Tamayo, El Nuevo Herlad
Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad, visiting Cuba on the third leg of what one critic called his “Hate America Tour” of Latin America, Wednesday echoed Fidel Castro’s prediction that capitalism is on its last legs.
Ahmadinejad was scheduled to meet with Cuban leader Raúl Castro late Wednesday and was expected to also meet with Fidel Castro, an ally who declared in 2001 that “Iran and Cuba, in cooperation with each other, can bring America to its knees.”
The Iranian president is on a whirlwind tour of Latin America apparently designed to drum up support for his increasingly isolated nation. He has already visited Venezuela and Nicaragua and will spend 21 hours in Cuba before leaving Thursday for Ecuador.