Castroism

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a form of communism developed in Cuba by Fidel Castro

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For more than thirty years, guerrilla groups (most notably the 17,000-member FARC and the 5,000-member Castroite National Liberation Army [known by its Spanish acronym ELN]) have engaged the Colombian government in an armed struggle (Jenkins 2000-2001).
Heberto Padilla, born in 1932, in the rural district of Pinar del Rio, had an impeccable Castroite background.
As the son of a 1930s president, Cardenas had revolutionary, PRIista, and even Castroite credentials and was the only figure in Mexico capable of uniting the Left's fractous ranks.
The SPLC sees no enemies on the left; it does not warn law-enforcement officers of dangers from the many Maoist, Marxist, Leninist, Stalinist, Trotskyite, Castroite, or Islamic jihadist terrorist suspects and their support and affinity groups operating within the United States.
But after his 1998 electoral victory, in which he faced off against a former Miss Universe contestant and a Yale-educated economist, Chavez governed with a Castroite bent, rewriting textbooks to reflect the new revolutionary order and creating local "Bolivarian Circles"--neighborhood councils modeled after Cuba's intrusive Committees for the Defense of the Revolution.
The alternative is an offshoot of Castroite communism in a year when Fidel is 80.
Now, however, Fidel Castro could safely be acknowledged a tyrant and dictator, though that did not prevent the gods from doing the tyrant's work for him, urging the "extremism" of the Miami relatives and the perfect paternal love of the presumed Castroite, Juan Miguel Gonzalez.
Benjamin, a hard-core Castroite, who spent several years in Communist Cuba training under Fidel's watchful secret police, the DGI, was one of the street managers of the notoriously violent and tumultuous "Battle for Seattle" protests against the World Trade Organization in 1999.