Cuban leader, Fidel Castro passed away on Friday. He was obviously a controversial leader with plenty of people who thought of him as either saviour or dictator, or perhaps a bit of both. Guitarist Tom Morello says that despite Castro being vilified in America, he was a huge hero in the third world.
As a part of Audioslave, Morello was in the first American rock band to play in Cuba. It was a different point of view than many get. Here’s a bit of what he posted on his Instagram.
“By defying Yankee imperialism for 50 years, instituting the best healthcare, child immunization and literacy systems in the Western Hemisphere (surpassing the US and Canada), exporting doctors to countries in need all over the globe (the Bush administration turned down his offer to send medical teams to New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina), and being an unrepentant advocate of the poor and exploited it is no surprise that millions will mourn his passing.”