Fidel Castro, Cuba’s former president and leader of the Communist revolution, has died at the age of 90
Castro once said; I think that a man should not live beyond the age when he begins to deteriorate, when the flame that lighted the brightest moment of his life has weakened.
We can safely say, his flame NOW no longer glows, perhaps only in our hearts.
Fidel Alejandro Cas stro Ruz born on August 13, 1926 to a wealthy sugar cane farmer, had an impressive rise to prominence in the 1950s during the Cuban revolution against Cuban dictator, Fulgencio Batista to his ultimate rule spanning over 5 decades.
Who was Castro, in his own words
A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past.
The revolution is a dictatorship of the exploited against the exploiters.
Cuba has the highest doctor to patient ratio in the world.
Cuba has a 99.8% literacy rate, which is one of the highest in the world.
While some see Castro as a true revolutionary and mourn his death, countries in the West were unimpressed with the nationalisation and his communist rule, imposing sanctions and America cutting all diplomatic ties until recently.
In the US city of Miami where many Cubans live as exiles, the death of “Fidel Castro a dictactor and criminal” is celebrated.
Such is the legacy of Castro, a hero abroad, a dictator at home
Will Cuba die with him? I think NOT
Fidel Castro’s younger brother is the current leader. Also a communist and revolutionary in his own right has been leading Cuba Raúl Castro advancing his brother’s policies.