Fidel Castro Ruz successfully ruled his people longer than any other ruler contemporary to him. Bedeviling eleven US presidents he survived all the assassination attempts, ordered by many of them. The only possible trick to get rid of Fidel Castro at CIA proved to let him get extremely old to pass away so naturally.
Not only he did change the world himself but has seen the world changing beyond his own imagination. He himself made the times of Earnetso Che Guvevara and lived beyond that to see Julian Paul Assange finally bringing the U.S. “to its knees” and called him a hero for his “challenge” to “the most powerful empire ever,” adding, “Ideas can be more powerful than nuclear weapons.” This was said by the man who once (in his urgent message on Oct. 27, 1962 that he had then sent to Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev through the Soviet ambassador in Havana) urged Khrushchev to use nuclear missiles for eradicating the United States of America, if they attacked the Republic of Cuba.
Making Cuba sovereign and socialist was most difficult then but Comandante en Jefe of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro Ruz did just that. Moreover Compañero Fidel made his people literate, women independent and Latin American countries move beyond US interference. He earned his respect pretty well.