If Cubans were under the belief that Fidel would liberate them from the oppression of the Batista Regime, they would be sorely mistaken. One dictator was merely being supplanted with another even more oppressive tyrant.
Main picture: Fidel at an outpost in the Sierra Maestra Mountains
The world has witnessed outpourings not only of grief at Fidel Castro’s passing but also admiration for his achievements. In South Africa, this has been especially pronounced amongst supporters of the ANC, EFF & Cosatu. The fact that Castro supported the ANC to obtain freedom for the Blacks in South Africa will never absolve Castro for repression, oppression, persecution and enslavement for his own people.
The bald facts are that Castro was a dictator: pure and simple.
Main picture: Fidel Castro at MATS Terminal in Washington in 1959 Continue reading