He was 90 years old. He ran his country with an iron fist. He provided his people with health care and education and all he asked for in return was their freedom.
Fidel Castro, the fiery apostle of revolution who brought the Cold War to the Western Hemisphere in 1959 and then defied the United States for nearly half a century as Cuba’s maximum leader, bedeviling 11 American presidents and briefly pushing the world to the brink of nuclear war, died Friday. He was 90.
His death was announced by Cuban state television.
So, what will this mean for the Cuban-American relationship? Can we finally convince Congress to drop the stupid embargo?
Will brother Raul be able to hold on to the reins of power now that his iconic sibling has gone where the goblins go, below, below, below? Will Cuba become part of a free Western Hemisphere?
Will I be able to mail order Cohibas without breaking the law?
Time will tell.