The longest-serving non-royal head of state in the 20th and 21st centuries, Castro polarized opinion throughout the world. His supporters view him as a champion of socialism and anti-imperialism whose revolutionary government advanced economic and social justice while securing Cuba's independence from US influence. Critics call him a dictator whose administration oversaw human rights abusesthe exodus of many Cubans, and the impoverishment of the country's economy.

Castro: Week

Fidel Castro

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