MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Leaders from around the world are tweeting their condolences to Cuba regarding the death of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro.
Castro was demonized by the United States and its allies but admired by many leftists around the world, especially socialist revolutionaries in Latin America and Africa.
After Nelson Mandela was freed from prison in 1990, he repeatedly thanked Castro for his firm efforts to weaken apartheid.
Here is the tweet from the Nelson Mandela foundation.
From the twitter account of Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro. It translates as, “60 years after the departure of the Granma of Mexico, Fidel joined the Immortality of those who fight all the Life … Until the Victory Always …”
The President of Ecuador Rafael Correa tweeted “A great is gone. Fidel died. Long live Cuba! Long live Latin America!
From the Twitter account of El Salvador president Salvador Sanchez.
From the Twitter account of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.