This is a selection of Fidel Castro's recent political "reflections," which are always thoughtful and often provocative. Since illness forced him to step down in 2007, the former Cuban leader has regularly published his commentaries on political events and personalities (including President Obama), history and world affairs, climate change, and the international financial crisis.
Fidel Castro led a guerrilla movement in Cuba that overthrew the Batista dictatorship in 1959. Since then, the Cuban president has been the nemesis of ten U.S. administrations. He stepped down in 2007 but has regularly expressed his views on world events and political personalities in his famous "reflections."