Abuse of Authority

10 Most Murderous Marxist Dictators

4. Fidel Castro

“Capitalism has neither the capacity, nor the morality, nor the ethics to solve the problems of poverty.”

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Fidel Casto who shared ideological views of the USSR, establishing relations with several Marxist-Leninist states, ruled Cuba for nearly half a century. Like so man other dictators of the world with blood on their hands, he could have his own Top Ten List of horrid acts. During his rule, Castro shot down of American civilian aircraft killing four people, including three American citizens.

With his own people he was just as unforgiving, detaining Cuban political prisoners, instituting forced labor camps, and separating loved ones from their families, if necessary. Castro had his own firing squads and sank the 13 de Marzo tugboat killing Cuban women and children. He restricted the mobility of the Cuban people and was also a religious oppressor.

The estimates of Cubans killed range from 35,000 to 141,000. His biggest death toll that he is credited for is for the ‘Balseros’ (rafters in Spanish), refugees fleeing by boat who had perished.