Fidel Castro labels libelous report Cuba blocked Snowden travel

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro sits at inauguration of the ´Vilma Espin Guillois´ school in HavanaHAVANA (Reuters) – Retired Cuban president Fidel Castro blasted on Wednesday a report in a Russian newspaper that his country buckled to U.S. pressure and blocked former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden from traveling through Cuba to exile in Latin America. Castro, who ceded power to his brother Raul in 2006, and is rarely seen or heard from in public, said the article in the Kommersant newspaper on Monday was a "lie" and "libel. …