Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro who in 1959 toppled corrupt dictator Fulgencio Batista and sent his mobster friends packing to America has died as reported by the Daily Mail:
Until Castro's revolution, US mobsters had paid off Cuban officials to let them operate hotels, casinos and brothels on the island which, while close to Florida, was out of US control. But Castro changed all that, seizing the mafia-run business and exiling them back to the United States.
Since the 1940s nearly all the Havana hotels and casinos were owned by either the Chicago Outfit or New York's mafia families, and "while not the main reason for the uprising, the casinos played a role nonetheless" as reported by Paul Guzzo for The Tampa Tribune:
Castro preached that the gambling, alcohol and sex shows were corrupting the island while lining the pockets of a few corrupt Americans rather than Cuban citizens. "They were considered by Fidel as one of the most atrocious exploitations of the Cuban people," author Rick Burkhart said. When news spread of Castro's victory, he said, Cuban citizens celebrated by ransacking the casinos.
Any man who sent the sorry-assed Mafia running can't be all bad, and for that we thank you comrade Castro.
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