Affectionately known as “El Comandante” in socialist Cuba, Fidel Castro’s legacy will live in the hearts of not only the Cuban people but millions and millions around the world who thought of him as the man who stood up against U.S. imperialism and won.
Fidel Castro was the most influential Latin American leader of the 21st century and arguably of all time. His trajectory as one of the leaders of the developing world fighting for liberation and socialism is unmatched in its relentless pursuit and longevity.
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Comandante Fidel: Combatant to the End
Fidel’s genius was his ability to meet the need for tactical steps, responding to the day’s urgencies, without losing sight of the strategic direction. Fidel’s genius was his ability to meet the need for tactical steps, responding to the day’s urgencies, without losing sight of the strategic direction. And his commitment to international anti-imperialism never wavered throughout his life. READ MORE
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Revolutionary Icon Fidel Castro Dies: Live Updates
Fidel was not only a Cuban hero, but icon of world history. He will be remembered as a champion of the world’s poor, a figure of Latin American integration, and an anti-imperialist hero. See how the world reacts to the passing of this global historic icon. READ MORE
Fidel’s Influence on Latin America
In Latin America, Fidel built the groundwork for a tight partnership between left-wing governments of the Caribbean and South America. Along with Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez, he helped found ALBA, a socialist bloc opposed to privatization and liberalization which offers a vision of post-neoliberalism rooted in principles of social welfare and mutual economic aid. READ MORE
teleSUR, November 27, 2016