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Tyrant or hero? News of Fidel Castro’s death divides Twitter

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Nov 26, 2016, 12:02 pm IST
Updated Nov 26, 2016, 12:02 pm IST
Fidel Castro was a staunch communist and defied the US for years.
Cuban leader and guerrilla revolutionary Fidel Castro. (Photo: AP)
 Cuban leader and guerrilla revolutionary Fidel Castro. (Photo: AP)

Known for his trademark cigar, which he recluctantly gave up due to health reasons, Cuban leader and guerrilla revolutionary Fidel Castro passed away on Friday in Havana at 90. His death sparked both glowing tributes and sharp criticism for his political ideologies and diplomatic stance.

As soon as the news of his death broke out, #FidelCastro began trending worldwide, even in India. Following are tweets that lamented his death:

 

But there were others who disagreed with those calling him a revolutionary, and felt he was nothing but a dictator.

 

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