Characteristics Of Fidel Castro

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Fidel Castro is someone you should not want to live your life by. He was the leader in Cuba for nearly four decades and although he did reduce the rates of illiteracy and make healthcare more attainable, he did this at the cost of taking away the rights of the people economically and politically. During the time Fidel ruled as a dictator in Cuba, he did not have an open mind to the opinions of the public. As a result, many people in Cuba and around the world have suffered. The Ignatian qualities are values that we as people strive to live by everyday. Leadership, being committed to justice, open to growth, and intellectualism were something that Fidel Castro was unable to do. Fidel Castro had different plans on his agenda that go against…show more content…
This allowed Cubans to have access to the medical attention that they needed. Although Fidel was intelligent, he was not committed to Justice because while in office he made decisions that would contribute very little to the general population of Cuba. Fidel Castro was not a very loving person because he forced people under his influence, Castro did not understand those who had different beliefs. Castro became ostracized by many countries, especially the United States, because of his completely different views. Castro once said when asked about the United States economy, “I find capitalism repugnant. It is filthy, it is gross, it is alienating... because it causes war, hypocrisy and competition.” We learn that Castro was an extreme socialist who believed that everyone should share what they had, but as a result of this, the Cold War would begin in…show more content…
Many of the Conflicts that happened with Cuba and other countries resulted directly from the actions of Fidel Castro. In many governments the people have different opinions, but in Cuba the only opinion that mattered was the one of Fidel Castro. People that lived in Cuba would have to hide anything extra they may own because the government would take it away. The Cubans that lived under the rule of Fidel Castro had very mixed opinions about him as a leader because he limited their political beliefs and he forced the production and trade to shorten significantly. Not only was Castro passionate about Communism, he was ignorant to those who favored different economic systems: “I became a Communist by studying capitalist political economy, and when I had some understanding of that problem, it actually seemed to me so absurd, so irrational, so inhuman, that I simply began to elaborate on my own formulas for production and distribution.” Fidel believed that the government should be in charge of the market and economy because the general population should all get the same amount of income and materials. As a result of the decisions that Castro made, many Cubans saw him as someone who only represented the poor leaving the middle and upper class forgotten. For nearly five decades, Cuba was dependent on foreign countries for trade and crops, so

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