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"13 facts about Fidel Castro


Castro's passing has likely been given more time than it deserves but for those who are not old enough to remember his rule, here's a quick history lesson about what the Cuban people remember.


"13 facts about Fidel Castro

Carlos Eire is a professor of history and religious studies at Yale University. Writing in the Washington Post, Prof. Eire presents 13 facts about Fidel Castro. I will follow Eire’s lead and use bullet points for these facts as “a fitting metaphor for someone who used firing squads to murder thousands of his own people..."


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jarasanComment by jarasan - November 27, 2016, 10:38 pm
And the Mariel Boat lift...
emilygComment by emilyg - November 28, 2016, 2:29 am
Thanks konane.
eddessaknightComment by eddessaknight - November 28, 2016, 4:18 am
Cubans in Miami Celebrate Castro's Passing with the Hope of a Free Cuba
Exiles reflect on the potential changes with the revelry continuing three days after the leader's death.
sully16Comment by sully16 - November 28, 2016, 6:53 am
He's is a very evil man.
konaneComment by konane - November 28, 2016, 8:05 am
Thanks Jarasan, Em, Eddessaknight and Sully. I remember those Soviet nukes pointed toward the US during the cold war. Scary times.

eddessaknightComment by eddessaknight - November 28, 2016, 4:53 pm
Prof. Carlos Eire wrote about his life in Cuba in his autobiography "Waiting for snow in Havana". He grew up in a privileged home, his father was a judge and he attended private schools until his father headed a protest against Castro. The family emigrated to Miami and he and his brother were transported in Operation Pedro Pan.   

Interesting isn't it that Obama is going to the funeral of this US enemy, totalitarian dictator but couldn't make it to Justice Antonin Scalia's or Margaret Thatcher's funeral/ memorial service?
konaneComment by konane - November 28, 2016, 5:21 pm
Thanks Eddessaknight. I can not wrap my mind around Obama's reasoning or actions ... it just won't go there.

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