yYAXssKCQaUWZcXZ79RJTBLvo-c;SfREtjZ9NYeQnnVMC-CsZ9qN6L0 Finance, Economics, Globus, Brokers, Banks, Collateral-Oriano Mattei: FIDEL CASTRO........ U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has described the late Cuban leader Fidel Castro as a "brutal dictator" and said he hoped his death would lead to "freedom" for the Cuban people. The 90-year-old's death was announced on November 26, prompting tributes from some world leaders and less effusive reactions from others. Meanwhile, thousands of Cuban exiles living in the U.S. city of Miami took to the streets to celebrate Castro's demise. .......

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sabato 26 novembre 2016

FIDEL CASTRO........ U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has described the late Cuban leader Fidel Castro as a "brutal dictator" and said he hoped his death would lead to "freedom" for the Cuban people. The 90-year-old's death was announced on November 26, prompting tributes from some world leaders and less effusive reactions from others. Meanwhile, thousands of Cuban exiles living in the U.S. city of Miami took to the streets to celebrate Castro's demise. .......

A frail-looking Fidel Castro at the Cuban Communist Party congress in Havana earlier this year.
A frail-looking Fidel Castro at the Cuban Communist Party congress in Havana earlier this year.


U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has described the late Cuban leader Fidel Castro as a "brutal dictator" and said he hoped his death would lead to "freedom" for the Cuban people. 
The 90-year-old's death was announced on November 26, prompting tributes from some world leaders and less effusive reactions from others.
Meanwhile, thousands of Cuban exiles living in the U.S. city of Miami took to the streets to celebrate Castro's demise. 
"While Cuba remains a totalitarian island, it is my hope that today marks a move away from the horrors endured for too long, and toward a future in which the wonderful Cuban people finally live in the freedom they so richly deserve," Trump said in a statement.
Trump, who takes office in January, had taken a tough line on Cuba during the campaign, when he threatened to reverse the historic rapprochement between the United States and the island nation if Castro did not allow "religious and political freedom for the Cuban people and the freeing of political prisoners."
Castro, the Cuban revolutionary who led the communist island nation for nearly half a century, was admired by many leftists around the world, who saw him as a visionary who stood up to U.S. domination of Latin America, and brought healthcare and education to the poor, inspiring socialist movements across the world.
But his critics accused him of being an autocrat that cracked down on dissent with brutal force. 
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U.S. President Barack Obama offered his condolences to Castro's family in a statement and added that history would judge Castro's impact on Cuba and around the world.
"At this time of Fidel Castro's passing, we extend a hand of friendship to the Cuban people," Obama said. "History will record and judge the enormous impact of this singular figure on the people and world around him."
Castro lived long enough to see Obama visit Cuba earlier this year, the first trip by a U.S. president in 88 years.
Castro did not meet Obama and wrote a scathing column condemning his "honey-coated" words and reminding Cubans of the numerous U.S. efforts to overthrow and weaken Cuba's communist government. 
Russian President Vladimir Putin praised Castro as the "symbol of an era," the Kremlin said in a statement on November 26. 
"The name of this distinguished statesman is rightly considered the symbol of an era in modern world history," Putin said in a telegram to Raul Castro cited by the Kremlin. 
"Fidel Castro was a sincere and reliable friend of Russia," the telegram read. 
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev hailed Castro for "strengthening" his island nation. 
"Fidel stood up and strengthened his country during the harshest American blockade, when there was colossal pressure on him and he still took his country out of this blockade to a path of independent development," the Interfax news agency quoted Gorbachev as saying.
Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro said that "revolutionaries of the world must follow his legacy." 
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Castro "one of the most iconic personalities of the 20th century," in a tweet.
"I lament the death of Fidel Castro Ruz, leader of the Cuban revolution and emblematic reference of the 20th century," Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said on Twitter. 
French President Francois Hollande said Castro embodied the "hopes and disappointments" of the Cuban revolution, noting concerns over human rights abuses under the Castro regime. 
Over the years, Castro’s regime has been regularly criticized by human rights groups and Western governments for persecuting dissidents and jailing them without trial.
Hollande met Castro in May, 2015 during the first ever visit by a French head of state to Cuba since the Cuban revolution. 
South African President Jacob Zuma thanked the Cuban leader for his support in the struggle to overthrow apartheid. 
"President Castro identified with our struggle against apartheid. He inspired the Cuban people to join us in our own struggle,” Zuma said. 
Chinese President Xi Jinping, in a message read out during the country’s main TV channel newscast, said, "Comrade Castro will live forever."
Castro’s ashes will be buried at a ceremony on December 4 in the historic southeastern city of Santiago after a four-day procession through the country and a nine-day period of mourning. 
Suffering from an unspecified serious intestinal illness, Castro temporarily stepped down in July, 2006, before formally handing over power to his brother in 2008. 
He ruled the island as a one-party state for 47 years. 
In his final years, Castro wrote opinion columns for the state media but rarely made public appearances. 
He made his most extensive public appearance in years, on the final day of the country’s Communist Party congress in April. 
"Soon I'll be like all the others. The time will come for all of us, but the ideas of the Cuban communists will remain as proof that on this planet, if one works with fervor and dignity, they can produce the material and cultural goods that human beings need and that need to be fought for without ever giving up," Castro said. 
A central figure in the Cold War, Castro’s rule was marked by the U.S-backed Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961 and the Cuban missile crisis a year later, which brought the world the closest it has been to nuclear war. 
Under Castro, Cuba survived a crippling U.S. trade embargo, as well as dozens of assassination plots. 
Several years after Castro stepped down, in December 2014, Raul Castro agreed to reestablish diplomatic ties and end decades of hostility with the United States. 
He lived long enough to see U.S. President Barack Obama visit Cuba earlier this year, the first trip by a U.S. president in 88 years. 
Castro did not meet Obama and wrote a scathing column condemning his "honey-coated" words and reminding Cubans of the numerous U.S. efforts to overthrow and weaken Cuba's communist government. 
Castro's death seems unlikely to trigger a crisis, as Raul has maintained a firm hold on power in the last decade. He has kept dissidents largely in check and economic reform limited.
Raul Castro has vowed to step down when his term ends in 2018. He has designated Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel as his successor.
With reporting by AFP, BBC, AP, and Reuters

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