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Fidel Castro Left Mark on Somalia, Horn of Africa

One place besides Miami where few tears will be shed over the death of Fidel Castro is Somalia, where his military involvement left a mark. In the mid-1970s, Castro and former Soviet leaders were celebrating what looked like the emergence of another socialist leadership following the rise of the Derg regime in Ethiopia. Somalia had already been declared a socialist state and had hosted a large presence of Soviet and Cuban military advisers and trainers. In early 1977, Castro brought...

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