R.I.P. Fidel Castro

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From Al Jazeera:

He outlasted 10 US presidents, brought free medical care to a small island nation, suppressed dissidents and infuriated his opponents at home and abroad after overthrowing a dictatorship in 1959.

Fidel Castro, Cuba’s larger-than-life former leader, has died aged 90, according to Cuba’s state-run television. The news was confirmed by his brother, current President Raul Castro, on Saturday.

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2 thoughts on “R.I.P. Fidel Castro

  1. If there is one thing I’ve learned about North American media is that you cannot trust what they always say. Four example, they’ll tell you that something/someone could be bad news,when it most time be the other way around.

    My mother had a Palestinian friend who clapped and jumped for joy when Anwar Sadat was assassinated. She didn’t get why and I didn’t get it at the time. He was such great ally…at least that was what American media portrayed him as. The friend went on to explain that to Americans, Anwar was a godsend but to people like him and parts of the Middle Eastern world, he was a a tyrant..a horrible person. I’m not Egyptian, but as the saying goes ” straight from the horses mouth”. I would rather ask people their feelings about him,than to get it from our media

    Similarly ,I probably would have to ask the Black/ Brown Cubans their thoughts about Fidel because when it comes to world leaders, our country will most skew the truth about them. I admit,I was one of those people who was anti Castro because of media, but I began to read about Black Americans and some African countries supporting anti apartheid laws and that impressed me.

    I still admit to having conflicting feelings about Fidel. His stance on civil rights was on point and I respected him in life and in death but there are something that still baffles me about him that I need to get cleared about him. Far as our prez *cough* elect,he and his cohorts are disgusting.Even if you have negative feelings about Fidel at least be respectful to him in death..Geez!

    1. That was a food for thought comment post. I really don’t know what to think about Castro, it’s like you said I would believe what the mainstream media said about an individual, now I am learning you can’t trust the media. Only the people who were affected by Fidel Castro can tell us who he was.

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