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Fidel Castro: Dictator or Hero?

Fidel Castro: Dictator or Hero?

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  •  Trapeze, 89 Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3HX
Suitable for: Adults
Denise Baden (PhD, Soton) followed her first degree in Politics with Economics, with several years in industry, then returned to academia to do a doctorate in psychology, which... More Info »
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There is no character in history more interesting and controversial that Fidel Castro.

Fidel Castro was the world’s longest standing political leader, and no one has divided opinion more.

He has been portrayed as a dictator, many Cuban exiles hate him, but unlike any other dictator, Fidel retired with the love of his people. Hundreds of Cubans in Florida celebrated his death, and millions of Cubans in Cuba mourned him deeply. In particular the older Cubans who remember the revolution, which Fidel came to personify.

In the 1950s, with his trusted gang of revolutionaries including the handsome Argentinian doctor Ernesto Che Guevara, and the brave Celia Sanchez, Fidel Castro vowed to liberate Cuba from the dictator Batista. With just a few hundred soldiers and limited weapons, they took on Batista’s army of thousands, with its tanks, aircraft and US-backed weapons and won.

Their secret was their bravery, dedication, and the support of the Cuban people who desperately longed for social justice and an independent Cuba. To fulfill his promises of equality and independence Fidel Castro nationalised US property in Cuba and gave it to the people. The people loved him for it but the Americans never forgave him, and thus started the US embargo against Cuba, which lasted over fifty years and kept Cuba in poverty.

He led Cuba for over 50 years while presidents and prime ministers came and went, doggedly sticking to the promises he made at the Declaration of Havana in 1960 of social justice and independence for Cuba.

Venue: Trapeze

Doors: 7pm / Talk starts: 7.30pm.

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