Remembering Fidel a Year After His Passing

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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
Remembering Fidel a Year After His Passing

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Gone at age-90, his revolutionary spirit is eternal, the most redoubtable figure of the last century, successfully resisting yankee imperialism for 50 years, surviving hundreds of US attempts to kill him.

He outlasted 11 US administrations from Dwight Eisenhower to Obama – leading Cuba from January 1959 to his February 2008 retirement for health reasons, passing the baton to brother Raul while remaining intellectually active and influential to the end.

Washington dominated Cuba from the William McKinley era to the Eisenhower administration. Fidel liberated it, transformed it from a mafia-infested brothel to a populist state serving all its people, providing benefits most Americans can't imagine.

He provided world-class healthcare and education to the highest levels for all Cubans. The country's most important exports are peace, goodwill,
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