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How the Cuban revolution turned global in four stages - socialism communism expansionist project

Updated: Oct 25, 2022

Fidel Castro has set himself two fundamental objectives since 1959, first, to subdue the Cuban people; and second, colonize Latin America. The socialist revolution had objectives well beyond its countries borders. In this article we will discuss the four steps that the dictatorship in Cuba put in action with its intent on spreading the Socialist revolution throughout Latin America.


by Maibort Petit


The Sao Paulo Forum is a regional organization created at the behest of Fidel Castro, who pushed the former president of Brazil, Luz Inácio "Lula" Da Silva, at that time's leader of the Workers' Party and a presidential candidate, to promote and conform it with the aim of serving as a platform for his expansionist project, as well as a source of financing.


Poster of castro as the man of the future
Fidel Casto seen as a visonary and the future

This is according to Hilda Molina, a Cuban neurosurgeon who formed the group of founders of the International Center for Neurological Restoration (CIREN) of Cuba and was a deputy to the National Assembly of People's Power of the island that, in 1994, broke with Fidel Castro and his movement. She currently resides in Argentina.



Molina emphasizes that Fidel Castro has set himself two fundamental objectives since 1959, first, to subdue the Cuban people; and second, colonize Latin America.


Castro uses Lula Da Silva


Glimpsing the fall of the Soviet Union, from 1988 or earlier, Castro began to visualize how to finance and sustain his project. Anticipating the looming debacle, in 1989 he convinced Lula Da Silva to form the organization.

Molina explains that Fidel Castro, in order to develop his expansionist project throughout Latin America,

first sought to do so by armed means, for which the formation of guerrilla groups was the strategy.



The failure of this path led him to follow the battle of ideas,

and he formed ideological guerrillas who are responsible for taking the revolution through the continent in a silent way.



Castro saw Lula Da Silva as the vehicle to fulfill his objectives, because by then the Brazilian aspired to the presidency of his country and, although he lost those elections, he did heed the call of the Cuban dictator and in 1991 they materialized the idea.


Hilda Molina indicates that on that date 68 organizations made up of subversives of the most varied profiles from 22 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean met in Sao Paulo. The name of The Sao Paulo Forum was received by the organization at its second meeting held in 1991.


Objectives of the FSP


Molina warns that behind the Sao P