Fidel Castro, the ex-Cuban president and socialist, famous for making the ever longest speech in the UN General Assembly passed away on Friday Night. The revolutionary Cuban leader is applauded for standing against the American imperialism and norms of the capitalist society, left the world at the age of 90. Fidel Castro who survived hundreds of assassination plots against him, died a natural death as he suffered a gastrointestinal disease.
Castro’s slogan Socialism or death declared him an icon for communist comrades in the globe.
In 1959 at the age of 32 Castro became the youngest rebel leader against the American imperialism after he completed his exile in Mexico and initiated his army of rebellions.
Russian back communist style government by the Fidel Castro was what made the Cuba an enemy of United States. The lingering of the country towards Soviet Block also gave birth to the great Cuban Missile Crisis that shackled the world politics as a whole.
Castro courageously refused the power of more than 10 US presidents and bravely endured trade embargo by the America that was imposed on Cuba for sticking to the strict socialist and communist norms.
He continued to pursue his socialist ideology even after the communist states of China and Vietnam started adopting the capitalist reforms of the modern day democracy.
In 2006, after Castro’s physical health started deteriorating, he passed on the presidency to his brother Raul Castro. From here, the decades-old iceberg between Cuba and United States melted and finally US President Barack Obama and Raul Castro opened negotiation on Dec 17, 2014, to reinstate the diplomatic relations between both the countries for the first time since 1961.
Early Life of the Fidel Castro
Fidel Castro was born on 13 August 1926 in Cuba. His father used to recruit the labours for American Sugar companies in Cuba. He earlier attended the Jesuit School and later graduated from the University of Havana in subjects of Law and Social Sciences. It was 1953 when he started his first rebellion attempt by attacking military quarter in Santiago and went to prison along with his brother Raul Castro.