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    Fidel Castro dies aged 90

    Fidel Castro, Cuba's former president and leader of the Communist revolution, has died aged 90, state TV has announced. It provided no further details.

    Fidel Castro ruled Cuba as a one-party state for almost half a century before handing over the powers to his brother Raul in 2008.

    Cuba's Fidel Castro dies aged 90 - BBC News



    RIP
    Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!"

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    a sad event for freedom fighters and resistance around the world,

    he was such an important symbol,

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    He outlasted so many POTUS that tried to bring him down.

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    indeed, but at the end, he won

    Viva la Revolutione

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    ^Actually, in the end he died.

    And his revolution was a dismal failure and, in case you didn't notice, collapsed when the Soviet Union did, thus ending its financial support.

    His legacy is a crumbling, impoverished nation with a population barely able to feed themselves.

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    he is a hero, and yes a true communist

    he died like everyone else, but what a life

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    "one of the greatest benefits of the revolution is that even our prostitutes are college graduates."



    castro to oliver stone in 2003

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    double post edired

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    "one of the greatest benefits of the revolution is that even our prostitutes are college graduates."



    castro to oliver stone in 2003
    And one of the greatest failures of the revolution was that even college graduates had to work as prostitutes in order to feed their families.

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    Japanese students sell themselves for handbags and other fashion accessories,

    same all over Asia,

    not that much different, and not related to the Revolution

    and prostitution is illegal in Cuba, doubt he said that to Oliver Stone

    but he still raise a valid point,

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    Quote Originally Posted by TizMe View Post
    He outlasted so many POTUS that tried to bring him down.
    Not to mention all the assassination attempts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    ^Actually, in the end he died.

    And his revolution was a dismal failure and, in case you didn't notice, collapsed when the Soviet Union did, thus ending its financial support.

    His legacy is a crumbling, impoverished nation with a population barely able to feed themselves.
    They got some nice cars though.

    Until you start the ignition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post

    and prostitution is illegal in Cuba,
    Yeah, right.......just about as illegal as it is in Pattaya.

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    The revolutionary symbol, for many, has passed to another place which needs him. Hope and wishes to the Cuban people.

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    Having been to Cuba may add aside from politics

    The best sounds old and new guitar slasa Afro Jazz etc



    Great Architecture
    Great people mostly Black helped us get the train back on track on Hershey line, in rural Cuba most people are Black
    Best Cigars
    Great Rum , alas I don't care for rum
    Great fishing
    Great cave paintings at Vinales
    Drove a Tractor to Matanzas did a lot of singing
    Had 2 eye operations and they have best eye surgeons and free

    Worst drivers
    Worst internet speed
    Awful lack of Americans
    I used to have a job at a calendar factory.
    I got the sack because
    I took a couple of days off.

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    Basta la victoria secret

    Just enjoy la musica the Batistas will be back


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    Castro was a typical failed leader , only kept in power by striking fear into the people he was supposed to have liberated.
    Castro does have support from the usual mentally ill mob who support Remain and Hiliary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    ^Actually, in the end he died.

    And his revolution was a dismal failure and, in case you didn't notice, collapsed when the Soviet Union did, thus ending its financial support.

    His legacy is a crumbling, impoverished nation with a population barely able to feed themselves.

    And that's why every 5th Cuban fled the country. And more would have if they could have.
    Meaning: Castro would have been like Robinson Cruso...all by himself on this beautiful island (with NO cigar).

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    Literary rates higher in Cuba than the U.S. and free healthcare for all. Maybe the U.S. could still learn a thing or two from Cuba.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi View Post
    Castro was a typical failed leader , only kept in power by striking fear into the people he was supposed to have liberated.
    Castro does have support from the usual mentally ill mob who support Remain and Hiliary.
    Could've been worst if history had it's way -
    The suppressive and brutal dictator, Fulgencio Batista and his support group, the US Government and Mafioso.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme
    Could've been worst if history had it's way -
    The suppressive and brutal dictator, Fulgencio Batista and his support group, the US Government and Mafioso.
    I don't remember a stream of refugees fleeing the country then..do you Jeff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSFFan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme
    Could've been worst if history had it's way -
    The suppressive and brutal dictator, Fulgencio Batista and his support group, the US Government and Mafioso.
    I don't remember a stream of refugees fleeing the country then..do you Jeff?
    They couldn't..

    Dig deeper into real history before attempting to challenge something you know nothing of - imbibing the usual conventional establishment spin. Shouldn't surprise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSFFan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme
    Could've been worst if history had it's way -
    The suppressive and brutal dictator, Fulgencio Batista and his support group, the US Government and Mafioso.
    I don't remember a stream of refugees fleeing the country then..do you Jeff?
    Castro was a lot better for Cuba than Batista.

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    PHOTOS: Miami's Cubans Celebrate Death of Dictator Fidel Castro - Breitbart


    On Friday night, Cuba’s Communist dictator Raúl Castro announced the death of elder brother and predecessor Fidel Castro at the age of 90. While the younger Castro has imposed a mandatory nine-day mourning period in Havana , the exile community 90 miles away wasted no time in celebrating.






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