(The following information was supplied by a friend of the webmaster of www.puritans.net .)
This is from Cuba's official website on itself. http://www.cubaheritage.com.
The specific web page below is the official
Cuba biography of Fidel Castro. Its specific URL is http://cubaheritage.com/subs.asp?sID=16&cID=3
Notice carefully from the article below:
1) Fidel Castro attended three Jesuit institutions. College Lasalle
Colegio Dolores. "Colegio" in Spanish is a high school or junior college.
2) He then attended a Jesuit university for "preparatory"
studies--obviously, what we would call a "general studies" program--at
Colegio Belen. I say, "general studies," because, after he matriculated
from there, he went to law school.
3) Upon graduating from law school he joined the Orthodox or Christian
Democrat party. My European readers will instantly recognize that this is
the Roman Catholic Party. The first Christian Democrat party was begun in
Italy under Pius XI in the 1920's. Pius XI later disbanded that party, to
put his full support behind Benito Mussolini and his Fascists. The leader
of the Christian Democrat party was then forced into exile, though he and
Pope XI remained on good speaking terms. It was in London that this leader
met a fellow exile--Avro Manhattan.
Returning to Fidel Castro: Castro was obviously fully working for the
Jesuits when he joined the Christian Democrat party as a young lawyer. Not
only that: by the time of the Cuban revolution in 1958-59, the Jesuits in
Latin America were going fully Marxist-Leninist in ideology, as both Avro
Manhattan and a former Jesuit priest, Malachi Martin, well document.
Malachi Martin documents how that, in 1963, the Jesuits became fanatic,
left-wing Communists, under Pedro Arrupe, himself a Marxist, and a great
advocate of Fidel Castro. Martin documents in his book: "The Jesuits and
the Betrayal of the Roman Catholic Church" how the Jesuits proceeded to
foment Communist revolutions throughout Latin America and Africa, with
Malachi Martin was himself a Jesuit, but left the Jesuits in 1964, after,
while working in the Vatican, he became aware of the fact that the Jesuits,
and many high-ranking cardinals, had held a Black Mass in the Vatican. (St
Paul's Cathedral.) During this Black Mass, these cardinals and other
Jesuits "installed" Lucifer as head of the Church of Rome. It was Malachi
Martin's belief that many of the Roman clergy at that time began practicing
child molestation as part of their Satanic rites of worship.
That may sound a little "cranky"--but keep in mind that Malachi Martin
on to work as an advisor for two more Popes, though, no longer as a Jesuit.
He did textual work on the Dead Sea scrolls--was an authority on the
Semitic languages. (I have a picture of Malachi Martin sitting between
Pope John Paul I, the murdered Pope, and the Pope's assistant, Diego
Lorenzi. That picture was taken in 1978, long after Martin had left the
Jesuits. The picture is in David Yallop's excellent expose of the murder
of John Paul I and the Vatican Bank scandal, called "In God's Name." I
highly recommend that book.)
Back to Castro and Communist Cuba: the "Calvary Contender," an independent
online Baptist periodical, reports that Henry Morris, the writer of the
Genesis Flood, says that the Pope recently visited Cuba. He and Castro
shared the same podium. Pope John Paul II sounded as Communist as Castro.
Here is a blurb from the Calvary Contender:
"POPE & CASTRO SOUND ALIKE ON SOCIALISM-- Fidel Castro and Pope
II met last Nov. Cuba is overwhelmingly Catholic. Catholics are allowed to
join its officially atheist Communist Party. The Pope sounds very
Castro-esque in his frequent condemnations of capitalism, consumerism and
the suffering of the poor (11/19 HT). He told the Nov. UN World Food Summit
that the imbalance between the rich and poor ("the haves and have-nots"?)
cannot be tolerated. "
That link is at http://home.hiwaay.net/~contendr/1-1-97.html.
Notice above very carefully:
1) Cuba is overwhelmingly Roman Catholic.
2) Roman Catholics are allowed to join the atheist Communist Party.
3) Fidel Castro himself is a graduate of several Jesuit institutions,
is in good standing with the Pope.
4) He was a member of the Roman Catholic Christian Democrat party before
starting his Marxist/Leninist revolution.
Albert Rivera, the former Jesuit priest who became a Protestant preacher,
said that Castro is a fourth-degree, professed Jesuit. The circumstantial
evidence strongly corroborates that statement.
Here is Castro's official biography from CubaHeritage.com.
Fidel Castro was born on August 13, 1926. Fidel Castro Ruz was
August 13, 1926, on his family's sugar plantation near Biran, Oriente
province, Cuba. His father, originally an immigrant laborer from Galicia,
Spain, became owner of a 23,000-acre plantation.
As a boy, Castro worked in the family's sugar cane fields and, at 6
old, convinced his parents to send him to school. He attended two Jesuit
institutions, the Colegio Lasalle and the Colegio Dolores, both in
Santiago. In 1942 he entered the Colegio Belen, a Jesuit preparatory school
in Havana. He was voted the school's best athlete in 1944.
In 1945 Castro attended the University of Havana's Faculty of Law, and
having earned a law degree, went into practice in 1950 in Havana with two
partners. As a lawyer he devoted himself to helping the poor.
Castro was a member of the Ortodoxo Party, a social-democrat party, and
strongly criticized the government of Fulgencio Batista.
Castro intended to campaign for a parliamentary seat in the election
1952 but General Fulgencio Batista overthrew the government of President
Carlos Prio Socarras in a coup d'etat and canceled the election. Castro
went to court and charged the dictator with violating the constitution. The
court rejected Castro's petition. With no legal recourse left, Castro
organized an armed attack by 165 men on the Moncada Barracks in Oriente
province on July 26, 1953. That attack and the one on Bayamo garrison
failed completely. Half the attackers were killed; Castro and his brother
Raul were taken prisoner and given a trial. He made his famous speech,
"History Will Absolve Me". Sentenced to 15 years, he was pardoned after
just two in a general amnesty on May 15, 1955.
Castro tried unsuccessfully to oppose the military dictatorship by
peaceful. He then went into exile in Mexico, where he trained and assembled
the 26th of July Movement. He gained support from Che Guevara and others
before leaving aboard the Granma to invade Cuba in 1956.
Returning to Cuba, the revolutionaries hid in the Sierra Maestra mountains,
gaining support among the peasants. Eventually, Batista was forced to flee
in 1959 and Castro took over.
Castro became a committed Marxist-Leninist who nationalized industry,
confiscated property owned by non-Cubans, collectivized agriculture, and
enacted policies to benefit laborers and peasants. Many of the middle class
fled the country, some establishing a large, active anti-Castro community
in Miami, Florida.
The United States Government tried various schemes to assassinate Fidel
Castro. CIA made an unsuccessful attempt to destabilize the Castro
government. On April 17, 1961, a force of 1,300 Cuban exiles, supported by
the CIA, made an unsuccessful attempt to invade Cuba at a southern coastal
area called the Bay of Pigs. The assumption was that the invasion would
inspire the Cuban population to rise up and overthrow Castro.
It was a U.S. miscalculation; the Cuban population supported him.
In October, 1962 the so-called Cuban Missile Crisis occurred when the U.S.
government discovered the Soviet Union was setting up long-range ballistic
missiles in Cuba. These were perceived by the United States as a threat.
President Kennedy instituted a naval blockade of Cuba that lasted until
Khrushchev agreed to remove the missiles. Thereafter, U.S.-Cuban relations
remained mutually hostile.
As a result, Castro became closely aligned with the Soviet Union. The
Soviets bought large amounts of sugar and supplied Cuba with economic and
military assistance. This money fueled many of Castro's social programs,
such as his war on illiteracy and free universal health care. But aligning
Cuba with the USSR led to more friction between Cuba and the United States.
Castro has also successfully assisted foreign revolutions in Angola
Ethiopia. He was elected the head of Nonaligned Nations Movement and has
been a strong critic of US imperialism. The Soviet Union's collapse in 1990
has left Cuba in a difficult position and Castro less of an international
figure, though he remains President of Cuba.