“A huge figure of modern history and 20th century socialism” – Corbyn’s tribute to Fidel Castro

Jeremy Corbyn


This is the statement published today by Jeremy Corbyn following the death of Fidel Castro, aged 90.

“Fidel Castro’s death marks the passing of a huge figure of modern history, national independence and 20th century socialism.

“From building a world class health and education system, to Cuba’s record of international solidarity abroad, Castro’s achievements were many.

“For all his flaws, Castro’s support for Angola played a crucial role in bringing an end to Apartheid in South Africa and he will be remembered both as an internationalist and a champion of social justice.”

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