October 21, 2017

Fidel Castro, 1926-2016

Without doubt the news of the day is that long-time Cuban leader Fidel Castro has died. From the New York Times:

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.

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