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Today i am gonna share one of my favourite personality “FIDEL CASTRO”.

Fidel Castro - History Will Absolve MeCuban revolutionary, prime minister (1959- ), and president (1976- ). Fidel Castro was born on August 13, 1926, near Birán, Cuba. One of five children, he showed an interested in history and military matters growing up. Castro studied law in Havana and became involved with a revolutionary group at the university.

In 1953 Castro was imprisoned after an unsuccessful rising against Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista. He was later released under an amnesty. He went to Mexico and spent time in the United States to prepare for second attempt to overthrow Batista. Castro returned to Cuba in 1956 by boat with a small band of insurgents. In 1958 he mounted a full-scale attack and Batista fled the country in January 1959.

Castro took power in early 1959. As prime minister he set about far-reaching reforms. Castro ended U.S. economic dominance of the island and stopped the U.S.-supported émigré invasion at the Bay of Pigs (1961). Castro changed Cuba into the first communist nation in the Western Hemisphere and aligned himself with the Soviet Union. The country became reliant on Soviet aid, which caused economic hardship when the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991.

Beginning the late 1990s, the state of Castro’s health became a subject of much discussion. While numerous health problems had been reported over the years, the most significant news came on the night of July 31, 2006. A letter from Castro was read on Cuban television announcing that Raul Castro, Fidel’s brother, would be the country’s leader temporarily. Fidel had surgery for gastrointestinal bleeding. During the recovery period, Raul would serve as Cuba’s president. Raul had been Fidel’s second in command for many years and had officially been selected as Fidel’s successor in 1997. Since his surgery, the public has only seen him in photographs or video footage meeting allies.

Castro has led the country for more than four decades. He has been credited with making some improvements in education and healthcare, but the Cuban people still face food shortages, economic hardship, and little personal freedom. A strict ruler, Castro has been known for quieting anyone who criticizes his government and has imprisoned or killed numerous opponents.

Fidel Casto Quotes

  • A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past.
  • A revolution is not a bed of roses.
  • Capitalism is using its money; we socialists throw it away.
  • I am a Marxist Leninist and I will be one until the last day of my life.
  • I am and we have come to liberate Cuba.
  • I am not a communist and neither is the revolutionary movement.
  • I began revolution with 82 men. If I had do it again, I’d do it with 10 or 15 and absolute faith. It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and plan of action.
  • I began revolution with 82 men. If I had to do it again, I do it with 10 or 15 and absolute faith. It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and plan of action.
  • I find capitalism repugnant. It is filthy, it is gross, it is alienating… because it causes war, hypocrisy and competition.
  • I never saw a contradiction between the ideas that sustain me and the ideas of that symbol, of that extraordinary figure, Jesus Christ.
  • I think that a man should not live beyond the age when he begins to deteriorate, when the flame that lighted the brightest moment of his life has weakened.
  • I would not vote for the mayor. It’s not just because he didn’t invite me to dinner, but because on my way into town from the airport there were such enormous potholes.
  • Men do not shape destiny, Destiny produces the man for the hour.
  • More than 820 million people in the world suffer from hunger; and 790 million of them live in the Third World.
  • No thieves, no traitors, no interventionists! This time the revolution is for real!
  • North Americans don’t understand… that our country is not just Cuba; our country is also humanity.
  • The revenues of Cuban state-run companies are used exclusively for the benefit of the people, to whom they belong.
  • The revolution is a dictatorship of the exploited against the exploiters.
  • The universities are available only to those who share my revolutionary beliefs.
    They talk about the failure of socialism but where is the success of capitalism in Africa, Asia and Latin America?

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