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Minister says Castro shouldn't 'be revered'

MHK was in Cuba on four occasions

After visiting Cuba four times and engaging with its government officials - an Island Minister says he won't be lamenting the death of former President, Fidel Castro.

Tributes are fast-flowing for the Cuban revolutionary leader from politicians around the world - but Geoffrey Boot MHK insists he isn't a man 'to be revered'.

Castro led a guerrilla coup in 1959, overthrowing the regime of US-backed Batista - for the remainder of his life, he held deep-seated hostility against the White House.

Some UK politicians have been praising his leadership since he died at the age of 90 last Friday, including Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs secretary of state Boris Johnson.

Mr Boot and his wife were hosted by Cuba's ambassador - he says he formed many of his opinions of the regime as a result of the experience:

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