The sponsor of Che Guevara's murderous forays to Africa and South America, who allowed Nikita Khrushchev to install nuclear weapons on his country's soil (and advocated their use against the USA) is honored
Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro is this year’s winner of China’s
Confucius Peace Prize, portrayed by organizers as an alternative to the
Nobel Prize, which they see as biased against China.
committee that sponsors the prize praised 88-year-old Castro for
“contributions to peace” — in stark contrast to the view in the West of
Castro as a dictator who ran an oppressive one-party state for nearly
five decades while seeking to export communist revolution.
Cuba’s leader, when managing international relations, especially
relations with the U.S., he did not use military force or violence to
resolve controversies and disputes,” prize co-founder Liu Zhiqin was
quoted as saying by the official newspaper Global Times.
Castro also made “important contributions on eliminating nuclear war after retirement,” Liu said.
When he didn't have any nuclear weapons himself, that is. Prior to that, in 1962, he was all for launching such at the United States
. Guess he mellowed.
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