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I will never retire from politics, the revolution, or the ideas I have.
– Fidel Castro
It constitutes a superhuman effort to lead any people in times of crisis. Without them, the changes would be impossible.
Cuba never had advisors in Vietnam. The military there knew very well how to conduct their war.
I see Libya as a member of the Non-Aligned Movement and a sovereign State of the nearly 200 members of the United Nations.
Something must be done to save humanity! A better world is possible!
My idea, as the whole world knows, is that the capitalist system now doesn’t work either for the United States or the world, driving it from crisis to crisis, which are each time more serious.
None of us is designed for the role we must assume in a revolutionary society, although Cubans had the privilege of Jose Marti’s example.
Experience acquired in the heroic battle against Batista’s tyranny showed that the enemy, no matter what his strength, could not defeat the Cuban people.
It doesn’t sound too good to say I am the son of a landowner, so let us rather say I am the grandson of exploited Galician peasants.
I can assure you that my first and foremost interest is my country.
No political event can be judged outside of the era and the circumstances in which it took place.
In my next incarnation, I want to be a writer.
The existing world economic order constitutes a system of plundering and exploitation like no other in history. Thus, the peoples believe less and less in statements and promises.
As we know, while our species remains alive, everybody has the sacred duty to be optimistic. Ethically, any other behaviour wouldn’t be admissible.
The United States is supplying the most modern and sophisticated weaponry to Israel to the tune of billions of dollars every year.
The United States never stopped conspiring against the Arab world, which holds the largest oil reserves on the planet.
I was not the son of a worker or lacking in material or social resources for a relatively comfortable existence; I could say I miraculously escaped wealth.
I began revolution with 82 men. If I had to do it again, I do it with 10 or 15 and absolute faith. It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and plan of action.
More than 820 million people in the world suffer from hunger; and 790 million of them live in the Third World.
The people of Egypt are an intelligent people with a glorious history who left their mark on civilization.
I would not vote for the mayor. It’s not just because he didn’t invite me to dinner, but because on my way into town from the airport there were such enormous potholes.
I believe Karl Marx could have subscribed to the Sermon on the Mount.
The Cuban model doesn’t even work for us anymore.
The death of Abdel Nasser on September 28, 1970, was an irreversible setback for Egypt.
The lies of the empire and the treason of the quislings shall be defeated.
England was the first true colonial power to use its dominion over a large part of Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, North America, and many Caribbean islands, in the first half of the 20th century.
There is plenty of building material and more than enough manpower to make a decent home for every Cuban. But if we continue to wait for the golden calf, a thousand years will have gone by, and the problem will remain the same.
The Arab population of Palestine are victims of genocidal actions; their lands are confiscated or deprived of water supplies in the semi-desert areas, and their homes are destroyed with heavy wrecking equipment.
I never saw a contradiction between the ideas that sustain me and the ideas of that symbol, of that extraordinary figure, Jesus Christ.
We are proud of the history of our country; we learned it in school and have grown up hearing of freedom, justice and human rights.