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Fidel Castro Takes Share of Blame for Persecuting Cuban Gays

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro said for the first time that the Cuban revolution persecuted gays in its early years.

Castro, Cuba’s leader from 1959 until he handed power to his brother Raul after falling ill in 2008, said in an interview published in the Mexican newspaper La Jornada that he regretted the treatment of gays who were marginalized or sent to agrarian reform camps as punishment.