Fidel Castro, fully Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz

Fidel
Castro, fully Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz
1927
2012

Cuban Marxist Politician, One of the primary leaders of the Cuban Revolution, Prime Minister, President of the Council of State of Cuba, President of Council of Ministers, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba

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It (the plan) is a repugnant and immoral maneuver, a rude reply to the pope's proposals... an insult to the Cuban religious institutions and a challenge to the (Cuban) people who resist and will resist with honor,

Niemeyer and I are the last communists on this planet.

He (Bush) threatens humanity with World War III, this time using atomic weapons.

I began revolution with 82 men. If I had to do it again, I do it with 10 or 15 and absolute faith. It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and plan of action.

I never perceived a contradiction in the political revolutionary field between the ideas I maintained and the idea of that symbol, that extraordinary figure who had been so familiar to me since I began to reason.

I’m not attached to anything. I’m attached to what it feels it's my duty, to do my duty. I think that I will die with the boots on.

It hurts to think about it,

No government can sell its nation on the backs of its people.

He is a boy hero of Cuba.

I believe that all of us ought to retire relatively young.

I never saw a contradiction between the ideas that sustain me and the ideas of that symbol, of that extraordinary figure, Jesus Christ.

If all roads lead to Rome, we can only wish for thousands of roads to lead to Revolutionary Rome!

It seems that the empire finally has a new leader. From the new boss, we expect little.

No thieves, no traitors, no interventionists! This time the revolution is for real!

Capitalism is using its money; we socialists throw it away.

He is very much a fool. He doesn't know who the Cuban baseball players are, or that they are Olympic and world champions. If he knew, he would know something about this country's government.

I dare to repeat the offer.

I propose the immediate launching of a nuclear strike on the United States. The Cuban people are prepared to sacrifice themselves for the cause of the destruction of imperialism and the victory of world revolution.

If it takes months, so be it, they will wait it out,

It was [Castro] trying to drive home the point that electricity was how his country was going to beat the fuel crisis,

North Americans don't understand... that our country is not just Cuba; our country is also humanity.

Condemn me, it does not matter, history will absolve me.

He went too far in his speech. He was rude. He insulted. He lied, and he threatened.

I do not think that he is a warmonger... He is the only one who has dared say that Cuba has done something good.

I realized that my true destiny would be the war that I was going to have with the United States.

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First Name
Fidel
Last Name
Castro, fully Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz
Birth Date
1927
Death Date
2012
Bio

Cuban Marxist Politician, One of the primary leaders of the Cuban Revolution, Prime Minister, President of the Council of State of Cuba, President of Council of Ministers, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba