While the West discusses whether Fidel Castro’s legacy was positive or negative, in Africa they feel like if they have lost a national hero. For many Africans, history has absolved Fidel Castro when it comes to Cuba’s foreign policy:
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“History will absolve me”, was the phrase that Fidel Castro used when he was convicted in a trial for the assault to the Moncada barracks at the beginning of his political career in the 1950s. This story began to officially run since his decease, announced the past weekend in La Habana. This is the account of his history.
“La historia me absolverá,” fue la frase que usó Fidel Castro cuando fue condenado en un juicio por el asalto al cuartel Moncada, a principios de su carrera política en los años 50. Esa historia empezó oficialmente a correr a partir de su muerte, anunciada el fin de semana pasado en La Habana. El siguiente es el recuento de su vida.
Tras la muerte de Fidel Castro, a los 90 años, muchos cubanos han iniciado los nueve días de luto por el que fue el líder de su país. Sin embargo, para algunos cubanoamericanos, su fallecimiento representa más bien el fin simbólico de uno de los personajes más prolíficos de la historia.
Su record en abusos de derechos humanos, así como el hecho de haber destruido la economía del país bajo su medio siglo de mandato, fue el catalizador de un éxodo masivo de más de un millón de cubanos a los Estados Unidos.
After the death of Fidel Castro, at the age of 90, many Cubans have started the nine days of mourning for which he was the leader of their country. However, for some Cuban-Americans, his death represents rather the symbolic end of one of the most prolific characters in history.
His record of human rights abuses, as well as the fact that he destroyed the country's economy in his half-century, was the catalyst for a massive exodus of more than a million Cubans to the United States.
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Cigars, rum, music, shouts: “Fidel ha muerto! Fidel ha muerto!”. Hundreds of Cuban American went out to the streets of Miami to celebrate the death of Fidel Castro last weekend.
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