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Albright: Castro Should Move On

January 9, 2001

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Last week, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said one of her main regrets as she is about to leave office is that Fidel Castro is still running Cuba.

On Tuesday, Albright went further, all but saying that it’s about time that death claimed the aging Cuban leader.

At a farewell news conference at the State Department, Albright cited a list of foreign policy stances that she hopes the incoming Bush administration will pursue, adding at the end, to laughter: ``And I wish them the actuarial tables in Cuba.″

According to World Health Organization estimates, newborn Cuban males can expect to live 68.4 years. Castro turned 74 on Aug. 13.

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