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What is Fidel Castro’s Legacy – a closer look


The city of El Romerillo is a place where tourists would hesitate to enter in any other nation but Cuba. The dilapidated houses, deserted streets and dark alleys resemble that of some of the world’s most dangerous slums. Trouble seems to be always lurking at every corner, you have to stay focused and be aware of your surroundings, so as not to fall prey to the dangers that lurk within.

However, this does not happen in Fidel Castro’s Cuba, it is totally different there. No weapons or drugs are allowed in this ancient historic enclave with buildings that dated back to many centuries ago. In Fidel’s Cuba everyone has food, a place to call home and clothes on their backs.

In Cuba, little children go to school. People can sleep with their doors wide open, they just don’t bother to close their doors, and everyone can co-exist peacefully.  Diax, a 34 year-old citizen of Cuba said “Nobody needs to afraid here for anything, anytime.”

The people of Cuba call it: “tranquilidad social,” which means “social peace within the realms of law and order.” However, outsiders exposed to horrific crime statistics in Cuba would be surprised to know that the Cuban citizens live in very peaceful environments.

Fidel Castro died on November 25, 2016; many Cubans are now seriously thinking how Cuba will thrive after the death of their iconic leader, who had cunningly outwitted many United States Presidents.

Cuba does not have direct elections; they cannot freely choose their government. Fidel Castro had reigned over the Caribbean island for five decades, and has handed over the reign to his younger brother Raul, after he became too ill to lead the nation.

The expectancy of Cubans is comparable to some of the most developed countries around the globe. In Cuba, the government provides free food for all its citizens as well as special nutrients for children and senior citizens.

Mercedes Caldoza, a 53 year old woman, stated “We are not rich, but not poor” I would rather live in a country with “no violence or radicalism.”