In Der Spiegel, here is an excerpt:
SPIEGEL: You’ve written about your meeting with Fidel Castro. He appears seriously ill now and Cuban exiles are partying already in the streets of Miami. You are probably not in the mood to join them.
Carter: No, that’s true. Just because someone is ill I don’t think there should be a celebration of potential death. And my own belief is that Fidel Castro will recover. He is two years younger than I am, so he’s not beyond hope.
SPIEGEL: You sought to normalize relations with Castro, but that never happened. Has anything been achieved through Cuba’s isolation?
Carter: In my opinion, the embargo strengthens Castro and perpetuates communism in Cuba. A maximum degree of trade, tourism, commerce, visitation between our country and Cuba would bring an earlier end to Castro’s regime.
What a wonderful humanitarian you are, Jimmy. Thanks for teaching us those “Christian” values you hold so dear. BTW, Jimmy, there’s a phonecall for you from Oscar Biscet, Darsi Ferrer and Guillermo Fariñas. Will you take their call? No? I didn’t think so.