Authored by Orwa Mahmoud, the Beirut-based TV channel evoked in its Arabic-language web version the libertarian ideas of Fidel Castro (1926-2016) in the struggle against colonialism and imperialism and in favor of the just causes of the peoples.
On the occasion of the birthday of the eternal Commander-in-Chief, Al-Mayadeen described the Cuban revolutionary leader as an unparalleled strategist in history, who turned the small island into a model of international aid for people in need worldwide.
“While the United States sent soldiers and weapons to every regions of the world to expand its hegemony, Fidel Castro sent doctors and teachers to save the dispossessed,” the TV channel noted.
In its tribute, Al-Mayadeen remarked the Cuban leader’s friendship with Venezuelan Commander Hugo Chavez, Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Argentinian soccer star Diego Armando Maradona, who all agreed in describing him as a comrade and czar of dignity and socialism.
“Thanks to Fidel and his true revolution in support of the poor and the needy, Cuba is free from the poverty that prevails in Latin America, as well as in the United States and many places in Europe,” Al-Mayadeen concluded. Fidel Castro was born on August 13, 1926, in Biran, in the eastern Cuban province of Holguin, and his work transcended and was a landmark in the history of the 20th century in the world.