February 16, 1959: Fidel Castro declares himself supreme leader of Cuba for life

On this date in history, Fidel Castro effectively declared himself supreme leader and King of Cuba for life. On February 16, 1959, Castro named himself Premier of the Cuban government, officially beginning al reign of terror that lasted more than a half century and continues to this very day through his family.

Since then tens of thousands of Cubans have been murdered or disappeared and hundreds of thousands imprisoned. And that’s not counting the millions of Cubans who were forced to flee into exile.

It has now been 63 years of no elections, no freedom, and no justice for the more than 11-million Cubans who continue to live as slaves of the communist Castro family dictatorship.

1 thought on “February 16, 1959: Fidel Castro declares himself supreme leader of Cuba for life”

  1. I’m sorry, but I can’t get over how the GLARING red flag of a verborrheic blowhard running around in a fucking COSTUME, executing people right and left (which happened to be unconstitutional in Cuba at the time) and NOT moving to set up free elections as he’d PROMISED could be ignored. Lord have mercy.

    We should be so very, VERY ashamed–like FOREVER.

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