Fidel’s Pyrrhic victory: Standing up to the U.S. at a high price for Cubans

Fidel’s Pyrrhic victory: Standing up to the U.S. at a high price for CubansFormer Cuban leader Fidel Castro exhales cigar smoke during an interview at the presidential palace in Havana in 1985. Fidel Castro has died, reportedly at the age of 90, with his boots on, stubborn, independent, aloof to the last. The Cuban Revolution may have failed at almost everything it tried, creating a half-century of decline, isolation and deprivation, but in one way Fidel Castro triumphed.

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