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Anibal Cavaco Silva

Cuba's Castro lashes out at superpowers in first UN address

UNITED NATIONS _ Cuban leader Raul Castro used his first speech before the United Nations General Assembly to lash out at the international body, saying Monday that member states have failed to produce much beyond an "illusion" of the human rights, justice and development promised in the charter.tmpplchld Castro made scant mention of last summer's landmark restoration of ties with the United States after a five-decade break, instead delivering a searing indictment of world superpowers for allowing millions to remain hungry, illiterate and at risk of death by curable illnesses while annual military expenses worldwide amount to more than $1.7 trillion.tmpplchld "Barely a...