Cuba has expelled a Mexican television crew in anger over a report by the network on a leading Soviet newspaper's criticism of Cuban President Fidel Castro, the television reported.

The action Wednesday against reporters from a country with important links to Cuba appeared to underscore Cuban frustration at worsening ties with Moscow, which has cut aid to Havana and is trying to force Castro to embrace reforms."They told us we were expelled from Cuba and we had to leave today," said Televisa reporter Jose Eduardo Campos during a live interview on a late-night edition of the private network's Eco news program.