It’s not nice to criticize somebody who has just died, but watching the eulogies from leaders around the world exalting the alleged bravery of just deceased Cuban ruler Fidel Castro, it has to be said loud and clear: Castro was anything but a courageous leader. On the contrary, he was a coward.
First, he was a coward because he didn’t allow a free election in 57 years, since he took power in 1959. Only somebody who fears losing his position doesn’t allow it to be challenged in free elections.
Second, Castro was a coward because he never allowed one single independent newspaper, radio or television station in Cuba. His critics were not even granted a few seconds a year on any radio or television show …. http://www.miamiherald.com