Cuba – Leader and Former President Fidel Castro

November 26, 2016

PADMINI ARHANT. Author & Presenter Spousal Partner Divine Mission.





Cuban Leader and Former President Fidel Castro

By Mrs. Padmini Arhant


The Caribbean nation Cuba’s  leader and the former President Fidel Castro passing at the age of 90 is a moment of reflection, appreciation and reconciliation for the country.  The people having experienced tumultuous times and hardships possess the opportunity to evolve utilizing the good and learning from the bad events in history.

Politics never been transparent and accessible to people anywhere always pose a great challenge in remaining the republic with governance under specific control regardless of political ideology. Any nation undergoing revolution in resistance to failed system and hardline tactics are often met with internal and external ire prompting defensive mechanism to curb threat to sovereignty.  In the process, implementing measures without revision contributes to stagnancy.

The major dilemma for developing nation in any region is protecting sovereign status with quest to undermine national integrity and self-determination rights persists under the guise of empathy expressed in apathy via coup, economic sanctions lasting decades crippling economy and isolation depriving the country from deserving growth and development.

The post revolution Cuba emulating former Soviet Union and China’s communism style of governance and economic policy was a misconceived strategy.

However, the socialist adaptation in providing universal health care and affordable housing to the poor and lower income category is a credit in the struggle to uplift standard of living.

In any form of government whether communism or so-called democracy, theocracy and autocracy somehow leads to concentration of power amongst core members not to mention extraneous influence and internal collusion besides corruption inhibiting real progress.

World under hegemony aimed at subjugation of nations for acquisition of resources and strategic dominance create impediments to self-sufficiency and autonomy. The rise of any nation and region subsequent to prolonged downturns is curtailed to maintain status quo.

Cuban leader and former President Fidel Castro withstood the test of time in the potential nuclear confrontation between the two nuclear powers – former Soviet Union and the United States, the CIA unsuccessful attempt to overthrow the leadership in BAY OF PIGS debacle and since then United States imposing economic embargo with refusal to lift sanctions and forge economic ties exacerbated Cuban citizens plight.

On the Cuban leadership part, any hardline approach inside Cuba to crackdown political dissidence to prevent repeat of Bay of Pigs could have been substituted with political and economic reform promoting trust and national interests.

In international affairs, Cuban leader’s effort in brokering peace talks between the Colombian government and FARC in the long embroiled internal conflict that produced unnecessary deaths and unrest in the South American nation merits recognition.

Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro rise to power in 1959 and remaining the political force in the nation and for many aspiring leaders in Latin America and around the world is testimony to tenacity and adeptness in surviving turbulence from within and outside the Caribbean island.

On this occasion of grief and sorrow, I offer my sincere condolences to the family and people of Cuba.

Wishing Cuba a new beginning with people represented democracy, peace and bright future.

Peace to all!

Thank you.

Mrs. Padmini Arhant

Author & Presenter

Spousal Partner Divine Mission





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