Obama to Send More Senior Reps to Castro Funeral than to Thatcher’s

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U.S. President Barack Obama is to send a more senior representative to the funeral of Communist dictator Fidel Castro than he did to the funeral of Margaret Thatcher. Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes will attend the funeral of the anti-American firebrand along with Jeff DeLaurentis, the country’s top diplomat in Cuba, as an “unofficial delegation”. By contrast, President Obama was accused of “snubbing” the funeral of Baroness Thatcher in 2013, sending two aging former Secretaries of State to lead a delegation that included no representatives from the incumbent administration. As British Prime Minister, Lady Thatcher was a close friend and ally of U.S. President Ronald Reagan, with the two working side-by-side to help end the rule of Communism in Eastern Europe. Fidel Castro was a long-time enemy of America, famously bringing the country close to nuclear war in the early 1960s after agreeing to host Soviet missiles in Cuba. He ruled the island with an iron fist for decades before finally ceding power ten years ago as his health failed. Cuba remains a Communist state under his brother Raúl, but President Obama has been trying to build links between the two countries in recent years. This is not the
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