Fidel, his brother, Raul, and everyone’s favorite socialist, Che Guevara, led a socialist revolution in Cuba in 1959Â through aÂ guerilla warfare campaign. The fact that he has sustained a socialist government just off the coast of the USA for the past 49 years is quite a feat.Â The US has boycotted trade withÂ Cuba for decades.Â His critics far out-number his supporters, but those who understand his great social accomplishments can look past the negative aspects of his reign.
His brother Raul is expected to take over as President.
[I really want toÂ write more about this guy, but my head feels like a balloon right now, damn the flu. You ninjas should read up on ol' Fidel as he is oneÂ of the most important figures in socialism andÂ Latin AmericanÂ politics. VIVA LA REVOLUCION]