Ali, Asner deliver medical supplies to Cuba
September 13, 1998
Web posted at: 2:43 p.m. EDT (1843 GMT)
HAVANA (CNN) -- Muhammed Ali, "the greatest" in the
boxing world, spent three days in Cuba with actor Ed Asner
delivering $1.2 million in medicines and medical supplies.
Ali and Asner, along with officials of the Disarm Education
Fund and Direct Relief International, also toured Havana
and met with Cuban President Fidel Castro the night before
their departure Saturday.
Castro called the donations by the U.S. charitable agencies
"a great moral gesture." Delegation members were critical of
the 36-year U.S. economic embargo that is intended to force
democratic change in the Communist nation.
CNN's Lucia Newman reports from Havana on the visit of the
former world heavyweight champion and the star of the
television series "Lou Grant."
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