Now that Fidel Castro is finally resigning, just think of all the decades of trouble that could have avoided if President Roosevelt had just sent him that ten dollars he wanted back in 1940.
President of the United States.
If you like, give me a ten dollar bill green american, in the letter, because never I have not seen a ten dollar bill green american and I would like to have one of them.
My address is:
Sr. Fidel Castro
Colegio de Bolover
Santiago de Cuba
I don’t know very English but I know very much Spanish and I suppose you don’t know very Spanish but you know very English because you are American but I am not American.
Thank you very much, Good by. Your friend, Fidel Castro
If you want iron to make your ships I will show you the bigest mines of iron of the land. They are in Mayori, Oriente Cuba.
The actual letter is preserved in the US National Archives.