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Western governments are lashing out at those condoling Fidel Castro's death with claims that he "abused human rights." Those same governments showered their sympathies on the death of Abdullah al-Saud whose hands were dripping with blood until the day he passed. While manipulative sources in the U.S. are focusing on a handful of Cuban dissidents living in America for reactions, the people of Cuba are shattered with grief and mourn inconsolably.
Will the so-called fraudulent developed world ever stop its appalling double standards and lies?
To know the truth, the world needs to check the news coming from Havana, NOT Miami's Little Havana NOR Washington or London.
Castro did not ruin Cuba economically, but Wall Street certainly did ruin the Western economy permanently starting from 2008.
We are indeed very saddened to learn of the death of Fidel Castro whose services for the betterment of the poor were outstanding and who was loved deeply by the Cuban people.
Excerpt from Reuters report from Havana:
" "I am Fidel" to salute Fidel Castro as nine days of mourning .. Alcohol sales were suspended, flags flew at half-staff and shows and concerts were canceled ....
Giant rallies are planned in Havana's Revolution Square and in the eastern city of Santiago to honor Castro, who died aged 90, six decades after the brothers set out from Mexico to overthrow U.S.-backed Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista. "For me, it's my mother first, my children, my father, then Fidel," father-of-five Rafael Urbay, 60, said .... "We weren't just poor. We were wretched," he said. "Then came Fidel and the revolution. He gave me my humanity. I owe him everything." .. at Havana University, Castro's alma mater, hundreds of students gathered to wave huge Cuban flags and shout "Viva Fidel and Viva Raul."
"Fidel put Cuba on the map, and made Cuba a paradigm for the people of the world, especially the poor and the marginalized," said another university student, Raul Alejandro Palmeros. ..... despite years of ideological strife and increasing hardship under a U.S. economic embargo, Castro's Cuba became renowned for high education standards and world-class doctors. .. "What Fidel did with education and free health stands out on the world stage. It was unique," said Rene Perez, 78. "Everyone here is sad. Everyone is a Fidelista," said Anaida Gonzales, a retired nursing professor in central Camaguey province. "People are just going about their business, but sad. Me, I'm very sad for my Comandante, it really took me by surprise." "