Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas walked out of the memorial service for Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Tuesday as Cuba's President Raul Castro began speaking.
...."Just as Mandela was released after 27 years in prison, Castro should finally release his political prisoners; he should hold free elections, and once and for all set the Cuban people free," the senator's spokesman said.
....The action by Cruz came in stark contrast to that of President Barack Obama, who shook hands with Castro at the service.Not to mention that Raul and Fidel Castro once plotted (and came near succeeding) to acquire nuclear weapons with which they could have threatened almost every American.
They also sent Cuban troops to Africa, and kept them there for years, in support of brutal dictators who killed Africans in the name of socialism. Why would anyone shake the hand of such people.