26 Nov '16, 6am

Cuba's Fidel Castro in his own words

HAVANA (REUTERS) - Cuba's Fidel Castro, who seized power in Cuba in a 1959 revolution and transformed the country into a communist state while ruling for five decades died on Friday (Nov 25), Cuban television said. He was 90. Here are some of his more memorable quotes about himself and communism in Cuba: 1) "Condemn me. It is of no importance. History will absolve me." - Castro in 1953, when the young lawyer was defending himself at trial for his near-suicidal assault on the Moncada military barracks in Santiago de Cuba. 2) "I began the revolution with 82 men. If I had to do it again, I would do it with 10 or 15 and absolute faith. It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and a plan of action." - Castro in 1959. 3) "I'm not thinking of cutting my beard, because I'm accustomed to my beard and my beard means many things to my country. When we fulfil our promise...

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