Saturday Dec 3, 2016
For some, Fidel Castro was a remarkable revolutionary and an accomplished orator. He was also the son of a wealthy sugar plantation owner whose biggest customer was U.S.-based United Fruit Company. He was educated at a private Jesuit school, and then enrolled in law school where he became immersed in socialism and nationalism, focusing his energies exclusively on politics. He could talk forever and was intellectually minded. He detested his country’s position as an economic colony of the U.S.