Cuban Leader Fidel Castro Resigns

The Dictator came to power by Overthrowing Dictator Fulgencio Batista in 1959

Fifteen Memorable Fidel Castro Quotes to Mark the Occasion 

Fidel Castro has resigned.

Finally.

Officially.

Let the celebrations in Miami begin!

Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (born August 13, 1926) was the leader of Cuba from 1959 to 2008. He came to power in an armed revolution that overthrew the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista, and was shortly thereafter sworn in as the Prime Minister of Cuba.

In 1965 he became First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba and led the transformation of Cuba into a one-party socialist republic.

In 1976 he became president of the Council of State as well as of the Council of Ministers. He also held the supreme military rank of Comandante en Jefe (“Commander in Chief”) of the Cuban armed forces.

On July 31, 2006, after undergoing intestinal surgery for diverticulitis, he transferred his responsibilities to the First Vice-President, his younger brother Raúl Castro.

On February 19, 2008, five days before his current mandate expired, he announced he would not seek nor accept a new term as either president or commander-in-chief.

Last year in September, Castro was quoted as saying that he was “determined to outlast President George Bush.

He didn’t achieve that goal, nor many of his others since seizing power in Cuba almost 50 years ago.

We present fifteen Fidel Castro quotes to celebrate his resignation.

“A revolution is not a bed of roses. ”

— Castro in 1959.

“I’m not thinking to cut my beard, because I’m accustomed to my beard and my beard means many things to my country. When we have fulfilled our promise of good government I will cut my beard.”

–Castro in 1959, interview with CBS’s Edward Murrow, 30 days after revolution.

“One of the greatest benefits of the revolution is that even our prostitutes are college graduates.”

–Castro to director Oliver Stone in 2003 documentary “Comandante.”

“Capitalism is using its money; we socialists throw it away.”

–Castro in the Observer

“I think that a man should not live beyond the age when he begins to deteriorate, when the flame that lighted the brightest moment of his life has weakened.”

–Fidel Castro

For ten more Fidel Castro quotes, read rest of story:

Fidel Castro: 15 Memorable Quotes 

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Fidel Castro: 15 Memorable Quotes

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