Fidel Castro Dead At 90

by Blake Neff | The Daily Caller  |  published on November 27, 2016

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Retired Cuban dictator Fidel Castro has died at the age of 90, Cuban state television reported Friday night.

Castro was a pivotal figure of the Cold War and the second half of the 20th century. His insurgency overthrew Cuba’s pro-U.S. dictator, Fulgencio Batista, and established a new communist regime aligned with the Soviet Union. After his victory, Castro remained Cuba’s dominant political figure for nearly 50 years, holding total power from 1959 until 2008, when he turned over authority to his younger brother, Raul Castro.

During his five decades of rule, Castro was repeatedly a thorn in the side of the United States. He easily crushed an abortive U.S. effort to overthrow him at the Bay of Pigs, took the world to the brink of nuclear war in 1962 when he accepted Soviet nuclear missiles, and attempted to export communism around the world by supporting communist regimes and insurgencies in Angola, Chile, Nicaragua, and elsewhere.

Castro’s defiant attitude towards the American superpower made him a hero to many in the Third World (and to many on the American left), but he was also branded a tyrant due to his suppression of political dissent. Throughout his rule, hundreds of thousands of Cubans fled the country for the United States, establishing a thriving exile community in South Florida that strongly shapes the region to this day.

  • justinwachin

    Fidel Castro’s reign of terror is over. Praise the Lord! Nothing like a little good news.

  • Duane L Petersen

    To bad it didn’t happen 50 years ago.

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  • Tiger

    Well he got his last hoooorah when the Stupid Negro president visited, nobody met the plane and after he left the Cuban news said America had a “Stupid Negro President”, how well we know.

  • WRBuchanan

    It’s really too bad that Kennedy didn’t back the Bay of Pigs invasion. If it had been successful Cuba would be a virtual Tourist Paradise today, instead of the third world dictatorship it is now. 50+ years of that Azzhole took a virtual Caribbean Paradise that Trump could make into a World Class Vacation Destination into an open sewer.

    The US place is a perfect example of what the Left is trying desperately to achieve here, and the sad part is the Vast Majority of them don’t even know that they are supporting a change to Communism.

    They think that Socialism is what they are pushing for,,, but 90% of the idiots calling for it have no clue what Socialism is. Like the Clinton’s they think they can make it work because they have seen all the pitfalls of previous attempts and think they are smarter than the guys who invented it. They feel they can refine the idea, and make it work,,,but just like Obamacare any time the left gets a hold of something they F*&^ it up.

    For those who read this and don’t know what Socialism is… It is “Communism Lite.” or simply a stepping stone to giving a government total control of your life.

    If you think this is is a good idea and what you want,,, then leave and go to Russia.

    I’m sure you’ll be very happy there.

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