List of things named after Fidel Castro

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Fidel Castro St., Windhoek.

Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (August 13, 1926 – November 25, 2016) was the leader of Cuba from 1959 to 2006. He led the Cuban Revolution which overthrew the government of Fulgencio Batista. This is a list of places, buildings and other things named for Castro.

In Cuba[edit]

Because Castro chose not to create a cult of personality, inside Cuba there are no streets, buildings, institutions or localities named for him. There are no official photos of Castro.[1] In 1959 the Italian sculptor Enzo Gallo Chiapardi made a bust of Fidel, but Castro ordered to destroy it.[2] In a speech on the International Workers' Day of 2003, Castro noted: "There is no cult of personality around any living revolutionary, in the form of statues, official photographs, or the names of streets or institutions. The leaders of this country are human beings, not gods."[3] Following Fidel Castro's death, the Cuban government announced that it would be passing a law prohibiting the naming of "institutions, streets, parks or other public sites, or erecting busts, statues or other forms of tribute" in honor of the late Cuban leader in keeping with his wishes to prevent a personality cult from developing around him.[4]

Outside Cuba[edit]

The only things named in honor of Fidel Castro are located outside Cuba:

Square of Fidel Castro, Moscow.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ramonet, Ignacio (2007). Fidel Castro: biografía a dos voces [One Hundred Hours with Fidel] (in Spanish). Debate. p. 565. ISBN 978-987-1117-42-0. Por naturaleza, soy hostil a todo lo que pueda parecer un culto a la persona, y usted puede constatar, ya se lo he dicho, que en Cuba no hay una sola escuela, fábrica, hospital o edificio que lleve mi nombre. Ni hay estatuas, ni prácticamente retratos míos. Aquí no se producen retratos oficiales. Es posible que, en alguna oficina, alguien haya puesto una foto mía, pero es una iniciativa personal y en ningún caso se trata de un retrato oficial.
  2. ^ "Cuba: ¿por qué Fidel Castro pidió que lo cremaran a diferencia de otros líderes comunistas históricos?". BBC (in Spanish). 28 November 2016. Retrieved 3 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Speech given by the Dr. Fidel Castro Ruz, President of the Republic of Cuba, at the May Day rally held in Revolution Square. Havana, May 1, 2003" (in Spanish). Retrieved 4 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Cuba bans naming monuments after Fidel Castro".
  5. ^ "National Senior Certificate : Grade 12". Education.gov.za. Retrieved 2016-11-26.
  6. ^ "Places close by Fidel Castro Street Khayelitsha Western Cape South Africa". Callupcontact.com. Retrieved 2016-11-26.
  7. ^ "Legal Notice No. 30682, 25 Jan 2008, Vol 511 (Part 1, 2), Page 73". Greengazette.co.za. Retrieved 2016-11-26.
  8. ^ "2694 Fidel Castro Street, Tigane Property valuations : Property price, trends, statistics, valuation and sales history". Property24.com. Retrieved 2016-11-26.
  9. ^ "Department of health buildings renamed". Limpopo Online. 23 May 2016. Archived from the original on 19 September 2016. Retrieved 25 May 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  10. ^ Lotriet, Dirk (2 July 2015). "Bloemfontein's Fidel Castro building gets mixed response". news24. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  11. ^ "Conakry" (PDF). Codesria.org. Retrieved 2016-11-26.
  12. ^ "Map of Windhoek Streets Renamed". Map-of-namibia.com. 2013-03-25. Retrieved 2016-11-26.
  13. ^ "Fidel Castro Street sight in Windhoek, Namibia travel guide". Tripwolf.com. Retrieved 2016-11-26.
  14. ^ MINREX (19 November 2013). "Recibe escuela "Fidel Castro" donativo de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela" (in Spanish). Retrieved 4 December 2016.
  15. ^ MINREX (14 March 2013). "Visita Embajador de Cuba la isla de Pemba" (in Spanish). Retrieved 4 December 2016.
  16. ^ MINREX (26 March 2013). "Estudiantes de la escuela "Fidel Castro" en Tombwa, Angola, dan la bienvenida a delegación cubana" (in Spanish). Retrieved 4 December 2016.
  17. ^ "Niños angoleños participan en concurso por cumpleaños de Fidel Castro". Prensa Latina (in Spanish). 5 November 2016. Retrieved 11 November 2016.
  18. ^ "UNICEF Moçambique". Unicef.org. Retrieved 2016-11-26.
  19. ^ Hines, Horace (13 September 2015). "Portia hails Fidel Castro campus". Jamaica Observer. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  20. ^ "Via expressa Cabolombo passa a denominar-se Avenida Comandante Fidel Castro". TPA (in Portuguese). 3 December 2016. Retrieved 4 December 2016.
  21. ^ Площадь на севере Москвы назвали в честь Фиделя Кастро. Interfax (in Russian). 15 February 2017. Retrieved 26 October 2017.