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The South Florida Roundup

How Cuba Responded To Sen. Bernie Sanders' Comments

Matt Rourke
Sen. Bernie Sanders leads the Democratic field in the 2020 presidential election after having recently finished strong in Nevada.

For many folks in South Florida and across the country, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' comments about Cuba touched a raw nerve. 

During a 60 Minutes interview that aired Sunday, Sanders praised the education and health care programs of Fidel Castro, while saying he is "very opposed to the authoritarian nature of Cuba."

Despite the outcry in the U.S., Sanders made the front page of the Cuban government's newspaper this week. 

On the South Florida Roundup, host Tom Hudson talked about the Cuban response to Sanders. He was joined by Patrick Oppmann, CNN Havana bureau chief, Nora Gamez Torres, a reporter with the Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald, and WLRN's Americas editor Tim Padgett.

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Alexander Gonzalez produces the afternoon newscasts airing during All Things Considered. He enjoys helping tell the South Florida story through audio and digital platforms. Alex is interested in a little of everything from business to culture to politics.
In a journalism career covering news from high global finance to neighborhood infrastructure, Tom Hudson is the Vice President of News and Special Correspondent for WLRN. He hosts and produces the Sunshine Economy and anchors the Florida Roundup in addition to leading the organization's news engagement strategy.