The wrong century…

January 31, 2009

Fidel Castro demands Obama return Guantanamo base

Cuba indefinitely leased Guantanamo to the United States in 1903 after the United States occupied the country during the 1998 Spanish-American War. Castro charges that the base at the south-eastern tip of Cuba was taken over illegally.

You should have said the 1898 Spanish-American War. You currently give the false impression of a non-existent recent war to those that are unaware.

A number of readers noticed this typo and we corrected it, of course. However, I’d be surprised if many people read it and believed there was a war with Spain 11 years ago. GBU Editor
Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro is seen in Havana in picture taken January 21, 2009.  REUTERS/Argentine Presidency/Handout
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I think it is funny how people have so much time to write in to correct you on issues that do not pertain dirctly to them, get a life. (As I sit here writing to you as weel) There now you can correct my spelling, just a chance for you to be on the other end of the stick. Thanks for a great job.

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