Friday, November 25, 2016

Fidel Castro Passed Away!

The world is mourning the loss of Cuba's former leader Fidel Castro.

Fidel Castro, the legendary leader in the Caribbean nation of Cuba has passed away at the age of 90. World leaders have sent their condolences to the former Cuban president. Born Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz, he led Cuba throughout the Cold War. He was icon in Cuba as well as her in the United States.

Here in the United States, I can only imagine how conservatives are screaming for joy knowing an "enemy" of the country is gone.

Castro was the leader of the 1959 Cuban Revolution. He lead a coalition of Cubans to overthrow U.S.-backed dictator Fulgencio Batista. Castro ruled the island nation for nearly 50 years. His supporters say that he was for the people. His detractors said that he was a dictator and cruel despot who suppressed opposition.

He would test the United States by thumbing his finger in the eye of 10 presidents.

In 2006, Castro would face ill health and couldn't lead the nation. He would pass his legacy to his younger brother Raul. Raul Castro announced the news on state television tonight.

Castro spent his final years in seclusion and made some appearances with foreign dignitaries. He would also take to a blog to talk about the world events. The junk food media over here broke into local programming to express their know nothing opinions.

He was born in Cuba. He was upset over the Batista government and how it was cruelly treating the people of Cuba. Castro was aided by guerrilla war strategist Che Guevara. They fought the Cuban leader and defeated him. Castro would become the prime minister of Cuba.

He would criticize the United States after the CIA-lead Bay of Pigs Invasion. He would ban all Americans propeties from the island. That in turn led to the embargo of Cuba. This is still in effect. President Barack Obama eased tensions with Cuba by lifting sanctions against the island.

Castro would spark the Cold War when he said that the United Socialist Soviet Republic (USSR/Soviet Union/Russia) and their nuclear weapons are welcomed in Cuba.

Castro would be sworn in as president of Cuba in 1976.

Castro played a role in the Elian Gonzalez affair. The Cuban government demanded the U.S. to return the boy to his father. The U.S. rightfully so by force. It was the iconic picture of a frightened boy with U.S. Marshals armed pulling him from a closet. The U.S. and Cuba would negotiate a refugee agreement after that.

Throughout the Cold War, Castro was considered a threat to the U.S.

Expect President Barack Obama and his successor, that controversial billionaire/racist/sexist/pussy grabbing/dictator in waiting Donald J. Trump to respond to the news.

Cubans exiles are cheering the death.

The nation of Cuba uses economic Communism. Castro believed that the government should give the land back to the people and to defend the rights of the poor. Some didn't agree to Communism and opposed him. But all threats were quickly stopped. Some middle class Cubans would flee to Florida to settle after Castro threatened imprisonment and death to people who tried to overthrow him.

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