Fidel Castro

Sophie Chauvette

Castro the hero

Born in august, 1926, Castro began to change Cuba for the better. He developed universal medical healthcare, nationalized industry, and formed a truly revolutionary government.

Castro the villain

Castro Caused the economic collapse of Cuba and it increased poverty, he became a dictator while fighting against dictatorship, and violently oppressed homosexuality. Thousands of Cubans dies trying to flee their own country.
Today, over 40 years later, Cubans remain independent. With every failure Castro has managed to flip it and turn it into a victory. One of the pictures above symbolizes how he could have been seen as a hero and the other symbolizes him being seen as a villain.

Essential Question: Was Castro a hero to Cuba and only a villain to the U.S ?