Fidel Castro, the longstanding revolutionary Cuban president who famously proclaimed after his arrest in a failed coup attempt, that history would absolve him, died at the age of 90 on Friday 25th November 2016.
Fidel’s brother Raoul Castro, who has now been Cuba’s President for several years, announced his death, Friday 25th November on Cuban TV.
In his last days, the elderly somewhat infirm Castro was a whisper of the Marxist firebrand, whose iron will and passionate determination had bent the arc of destiny.
Robert Pastor, a former national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter in the 1970s, told CNN in 2012, “There are few individuals in the 20th century who had a more profound impact on a single country, than Fidel Castro had on Cuba. He reshaped Cuba in his image, for both bad and good.” Robert Pastor died in 2014.
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