Fidel Castro rips Obama on 90th birthday
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Fidel Castro on Saturday criticized President Obama in a lengthy letter published in state media to mark his 90th birthday. 

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Castro thanked Cubans for the celebrations and birthday wishes he received in recent days before launching in an attack on Obama's recent visit to the country, according to The Associated Press. 

Obama made history in March as the first sitting president to visit Cuba since 1928. 

But his presence wasn't welcomed by Castro, who stepped down as Cuba's president 10 years ago after suffering a severe gastrointestinal illness. 

In Saturday's letter, Castro also criticized Obama for not apologizing to the Japanese during his trip to Hiroshima in May, saying his speech there was "lacking stature."