Good night, Fidel

New York Times: Fidel Castro, Cuban Revolutionary Who Defied US, Dies at 90

Mr. Castro brought the Cold War to the Western Hemisphere, bedeviled 11 American presidents, and briefly pushed the world to the brink of nuclear war. By Anthony De Palma

BBC: Fidel Castro, Cuba’s leader of revolution, dies at 90

Cuba’s former president Fidel Castro, one of the world’s longest-serving and most iconic leaders, has died aged 90. By Sarah Rainsford

From the Independent: A Revolution is Not a Bed of Roses, and other Castro quotes


From the CBC: Cuban President Raul Castro announced the death of his brother on Cuban state media. He ended the announcement by shouting the revolutionary slogan: “Toward victory, always!”

and from The Globe and Mail: From Trump to Assad, leaders react to Castro’s death

U.S. President Barack Obama offered his condolences to Fidel Castro’s family 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.”

Obama added that during his own presidency he had worked to “put the past behind us,” while working on a future that was built on those things that were in common.

Good night, Fidel.