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Image: 'Fidel Castro at Palacio Municipal of Santa Clara before march toward Havana 4' by lezumbalaberenjena on flickr

Fidel Castro’s death has reignited the polarising debate about whether he is a hero or a villain.

Across Cuba, thousands of mourners have taken to the streets to commemorate a life marked by struggle – first, against Batiste and then the Western world in the face of trade embargoes and cold war tensions.

World leaders have reacted with condemnation, damning Castro as a dictator who brutally oppressed his people. Castro famously said that history would absolve him, but how will he really be remembered?

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Tuesday, November 29 2016
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Featured in storySujatha Fernandes, Professor of Political Economy and Sociology at the University of Sydney and author of Cuba Represent!Mark Beeson, Professor of International Politics at the University of Western AustraliaPeter Weitzel, President of the Sydney Branch of the Australia Cuba Friendship SocietyAiragdin Pavon, Cuban migrant to Australia
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