Here’s 6 of Fidel Castro’s Most Iconic Comrades.

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Here’s 6 of Fidel Castro’s Most Iconic Comrades.

 Cuban President Fidel Castro chats with President Nelson Mandela after addressing the South African Parliament on September 4, 1998.

Cuban President Fidel Castro chats with President Nelson Mandela after addressing the South African Parliament on September 4, 1998. | Photo: Reuters.

Fidel made many enemies when he set out to free Cuba from the ironclad rule of Batista and U.S. imperialism. But he also made a lot of friends.

Fidel Castro made many enemies when he set out to free Cuba from the ironclad rule of Batista and U.S. imperialism.

But he also made a lot of friends—among them some of the world’s leading thinkers, activists and sporting icons.

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Cuba Bids Farewell to Fidel on Cross-Country Tour: Live Updates.

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Cuba Bids Farewell to Fidel on Cross-Country Tour: Live Updates.

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A girl holds images of Cuba’s late leader Fidel Castro and President Raul while awaiting Fidel’s ashes caravan in Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Dec. 1, 2016. | Photo: Reuters.

Fidel Castro will be remembered as a champion of the world’s poor, a figure of Latin American integration, and a fierce anti-imperialist.

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Head of UNESCO Signs Condolences Book After Fidel’s Death.

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Head of UNESCO Signs Condolences Book After Fidel’s Death.

Posted onby Anthony Brenner.

Paris, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) UNESCO”s Director-general Irina Bokova today signed the book of condolences opened at the Cuban embassy in France on the occasion of the death of the historic leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro.

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Frei Betto: Fidel the Last Great Leader of the 20th Century.

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Frei Betto: Fidel the Last Great Leader of the 20th Century.

Brasilia, (Prensa Latina) With Fidel Castro, dies the last great leader of the 20th century; the only one who survived the success of his own work: the Cuban Revolution, liberation theologian Frei Betto assured here today.
Author of the book ‘Fidel and religión’, among more than 50 volumes published, the Dominican friar stressed that the leader who led the destinies of his nation for almost half a century leaves an invaluable legacy.

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SACP: Free South Africa from Guptas and Ruperts to protect the country’s sovereignty.

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SACP: Free South Africa from Guptas and Ruperts to protect the country’s sovereignty

Govan Whittles 30 Nov 2016 19:00. South African Communist Party deputy secretary general Solly Mapaila says the ANC-led tripartite alliance should not allow South Africa's freedom to 'be captured'. (Delwyn Verasamy, M&G)

South African Communist Party deputy secretary general Solly Mapaila says the ANC-led tripartite alliance should not allow South Africa’s freedom to ‘be captured’. (Delwyn Verasamy, M&G).

South African Communist Party (SACP) deputy general secretary Solly Mapaila has called on the ANC-led tripartite alliance to free itself from corporate capture by the Gupta and Rupert families – and emulate the example set by late Cuban Revolution leader Fidel Castro.

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In Africa, Latin America, Fidel Castro inspired many.

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In Africa, Latin America, Fidel Castro inspired many.

AU Commission chair Dlamini-Zuma, speaks during a memorial service for the late Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro in Johannesburg, South Africa, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. Castro, who led a rebel army to improbable victory, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 U.S. presidents during his half century rule of Cuba, died Friday at age 90. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

AU Commission chair Dlamini-Zuma, speaks during a memorial service for the late Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The leader of a small, Caribbean nation, Fidel Castro was a major figure across much of the world, inspiring quixotic insurgencies, pouring soldiers into successful wars of liberation, helping define the politics of a whole continent. His death has been met with mourning, honors and recriminations.

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Fidel Castro’s African legacy: Friendship and freedom.

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Fidel Castro’s African legacy: Friendship and freedom.

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Nelson Mandela and Fidel Castro embrace during Castro’s visit to Johannesburg, South Africa [Jose Goitia/AP.

Fidel Castro was the enduring face and voice of a Cuban internationalism forged at the height of the Cold War and still widely misunderstood by the global North.

In 1969, during a meeting with the Chilean foreign minister Gabriel Valdes, Henry Kissinger – who would later become the US secretary of state – declared: “Nothing important can come from the South. History has never been produced in the South. The axis of history starts in Moscow, goes to Bonn, crosses over to Washington, and then goes to Tokyo. What happens in the South is of no importance.”

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Fidel Castro, a South African Hero.

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Fidel Castro, a South African Hero.

By MAC MAHARAJ.

Nelson Mandela with Fidel Castro in Cuba in 1991. Castro was a figure of inspiration to apartheid opponents. Credit Omar Torres/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

DURBAN, South Africa — Nelson Mandela once wrote that “there is no passion to be found playing small — in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” It is almost as if Mandela had Fidel Castro in mind when he wrote those words.

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SA pays tribute to Fidel Castro.

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SA pays tribute to Fidel Castro

November 30, 2016.

PAYING RESPECTS:  Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa signs a condolence book for late Cuban leader Fidel Castro at Tuynhuys, Parliament in Cape Town yesterday. Picture: GCIS

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe used a memorial service for late Cuban president Fidel Castro in Johannesburg to crack the whip following recent events in the party.

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Fidel Castro’s ashes wend way across Cuba to Revolution’s birthplace.

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Fidel Castro’s ashes wend way across Cuba to Revolution’s birthplace

Wednesday 30 November 2016 21:38

SABC NEWS.

Caravana de la Libertad

A military vehicle transports the ashes of Cuba’s late President Fidel Castro at the start of a three-day journey to the eastern city of Santiago(REUTERS)

Draped in the red, white and blue national flag, Fidel Castro’s ashes began a marathon procession across Cuba on Wednesday to his final resting place in the east of the island, where the first shots in the Cuban Revolution were fired.

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