Canadian government rejects Castro's charges
The Canadian government has dismissed Cuban President Fidel Castro's
accusation on Monday that the United States and Canada are cheating during the
Pan American Games being held in Winnipeg and that Cuban athletes find
themselves ``in enemy territory.''
Stewart Wheeler, spokesman for the Canadian Foreign Ministry,
said Tuesday in
Ottawa that the government is ``disappointed by the comments of Fidel Castro
and rejects the charges that Canada is cheating in the Pan American Games for
its own benefit.''
Wheeler said officials are reading a transcript of Castro's speech
to determine the
accuracy of the statements attributed to him.