Color-blind, passionately internationalist, resentful of all forms of racism and imperialism, Cuba gave itself fully to Latin America and to the world. She did not do it as some sort of sacrifice, but as a revolutionary obligation. She did it with simplicity and humanism, asking for absolutely nothing in return. To quote the closest comrade of Fidel Castro, Ernesto [HTML_REMOVED]#8220;Che[HTML_REMOVED]#8221; Guevara:
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The Chinese people have lost a good and true comrade…made immortal historic contributions to the world socialist development…Comrade Castro will live forever.
For all Vietnamese, Fidel was a great friend, a comrade and a very close brother
To all the revolutionaries of the world, we have to continue his legacy and his flag of independence, of socialism, of homeland
Fidel Castro was a sincere and reliable friend of Russia. He embodied the high ideals of a politician, a citizen and a patriot sincerely, convinced of the rightness of the cause to which he dedicated his whole life. His memory will forever remain in the hearts of the citizens of Russia
Today, the world marks the passing of a brutal dictator who oppressed his own people for nearly six decades. Fidel Castro[HTML_REMOVED]#8217;s legacy is one of firing squads, theft, unimaginable suffering, poverty and the denial of fundamental human rights [HTML_REMOVED]#8230; I join the many Cuban Americans who supported me so greatly in the presidential campaign, including the Brigade 2506 Veterans Association that endorsed me, with the hope of one day soon seeing a free Cuba
'merica. :rolleyes: Once again on the wrong side of history.
When Hugo Chavez was standing in the rain, bald after chemotherapy, clenching his fist in heroic defiance, and shouting at the enemies of the revolution [HTML_REMOVED]#8220;Here no one surrenders![HTML_REMOVED]#8221; it was clear and obvious where his inspiration had come from: Cuba, and from his mentor Fidel.
Tell you what a bad guy Castro is. Since Castro came, you can get no narcotics[HTML_REMOVED]#8230; and there are no prostitutes there. He[HTML_REMOVED]#8217;s really screwed it up for vacationers. He[HTML_REMOVED]#8217;s really an a[HTML_REMOVED]#8211; hole, this guy.
“The best propaganda is that which, as it were, works invisibly, penetrates the whole of life without the public having any knowledge of the propagandistic initiative.”