Former Cuban leader, Fidel Castro, has published an open letter to the nation in which he makes no mention of the historic reopening of the United States embassy.
Mr. Castro rather lambasted American foreign and economic policies since World War Two and accuses the U.S of owing Cuba millions of dollars, the BBC reports.
The letter was published to mark Mr. Castro’s 89th birthday.
The U.S embassy will be reopened in Havana on Friday, with U.S Secretary of State, John Kerry, attending.
Mr. Castro said the U.S owed Cuba money because of the trade embargo America imposed on the communist-run island in 1960.
Cuba said the embargo – which it calls a blockade – is hugely damaging to its economy.
It said relations will only be fully restored once it is lifted.
Three marines who lowered the American flag for the last time on January 4, 1961 will raise it again during Friday’s ceremony in Havana.
They are now retired and in their late 70s.
“I’m gonna love seeing that flag go back up,” said former marine Jim Tracy, 78, on a U.S State Department video.
Cuba reopened its embassy in Washington last month
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