Fidel Castro News & Update: Died at 90; How 'The Man of History' Shaped Cuba?
Former Cuba's President, leader of the communist revolution and one of the most iconic leaders Fidel Castro, who brought the cold war to the Western Hemisphere in 1959 has died at the age of 90 on Friday. His death has ended the era of Cuba's "Revolutionary Leader."
The Historical figure Castro dominated Cuba with strength and symbolism. He had held on to power longer than any other living national leader except Queen Elizabeth 11.
After 30 years of leadership, his brother Raul Castro took the charge and became president in 2008 after a string of illnesses. After that, the historic figures withdraw from the public eye, New York Times reported.
The revolutionary politician was last seen in the public figure in April at the bidding farewell to the Cuban Communist Party. From that platform, he announced Cuban people "will be Victorious."
Castro supporters respected him as a man who had given Cuba back to the people. Though, he was accused by his opponents for brutal suppressing opposition.
According to The Guardian, the historic figure politician lived long enough to see a historic thaw in relations between Cuba and the U.S. The former President Barack Obama has urged the U.S. congress to lift the 52-year-old economic embargo and announced that the US would re-strategic diplomatic plan with Cuba.
According to the former security advisor to President Jimmy Carter, Robert Pastor, "There are very few individuals in the 20th century who had a more profound impact on a single country than Fidel Castro had in Cuba."
Castro reshaped Cuba in his image for both bad and good. Cuba will be acknowledged in history because he lived and died in this country.
According to Wayne Smith, US diplomat in Cuba from 1979 to 1982, "Cuba hadn't counted much in the scale of politics and history until Castro."
Castro was acknowledged his advanced age and gave rare speech in April at Communist Party Congress, wherein he said that "Soon I'll be like all the others, to all our turn must come."
Castro was famous enough for his name and history.