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Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz dies at 90

Samuel Maxime


HAVANA, Cuba ( – Late Friday, Cuban President Raul Castro to announce the death of the nation’s liberator, president and dictator for 47 years, Fidel Alejandro Castro (August 13, 1926 – November 25, 2016).

The Cuban government announced nine days of mourning and the nation’s flag is being flown at half staff.

Fidel Castro passes away at the age of 90. He had been on medical leave since July of 2006. His brother Raul has been in charge since and became official president in 2008.

In life and death, Castro has been a polarizing figuring. He is admired as the leader of the Cuban revolution, his defiance towards imperialism and support for working people in his country and through the world. But he is also criticized as a despot, who imprisoned, tortured and killed political opponents, sending millions into exile throughout the years.

Under the Castros, Cuba has been a friend to the Haitian people. In times of disaster and political interference by “imperialist” nations, Cuba has sent aid and spoken out on behalf of the Haitian people and their integrity as an independent nation.


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About The Author

Samuel Maxime is a Haitian-born citizen living in the United States. He founded The Haiti Sentinel to bring Haitian issues to an English language audience.