Fidel Castro died at the age of 90, outlasting most of his Cold War adversaries. But he lived to see Cuba achieving normalized relations with the United States, something he didn’t seem to completely approve of. That was the doing of his brother Raul, to whom Fidel surrendered power ten years ago.
Fidel remains a romanticized and idealized figure for some on the left. (See, for example, the recent case of 49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s Castro T-shirt.) But the Communist dictator was responsible for killing thousands of Cubans, including brutal repression of Christianity.