While guest of Stalinist Castro regime that murdered countless Catholics outspoken Pope courageously condemns: U.S. “Embargo.”
"...lack of material resources, a situation which is worsened when restrictive economic measures, imposed from outside the country, unfairly burden its people,"
On the other hand:
«The history of Bolshevism, now half a century old, clearly demonstrates that the Church should make no conciliatory gesture.»
(Cardinal Jozef Mindszenty, in his memoirs pub. 1974)
And regarding the Pope's backdrop during his Havana speech:
“I am not Christ or a philanthropist, vieja. I am all the contrary of a Christ… In fact, if Christ himself stood in my way, I, like Nietzsche, would not hesitate to squish him like a worm.”
(Che Guevara in a letter to his mother)