Castro: Cuba world’s safest country

Fidel Castro proclaimed Cuba the world’s safest nation during an event marking the 45th anniversary of the Interior Ministry, which oversees law enforcement on the Communist-ruled island, reported EFE news wire. “Cuba is the safest country in the world and our (law-enforcement personnel) at the Interior Ministry can also consider themselves the most honest and honorable,” Castro said at the Wednesday night ceremony, which was off-limits to the foreign press.

The Cuban leader added that “capitalism will never resolve the problem of crime,” the official daily Juventud Rebelde reported Thursday