Fidel Castro was very important in Latin American history. Castro implemented communist domestic policies and also initiated military, Fidel also created economic relations with the soviet union. Fidel Castro was a political leader. Castro is very important because he befriended the soviet union in the cold war.
Fidel Castro is tied to the 8th themes of World History. He has more relations to some of the themes more than the others. As an example Fidel is very connected to theme 5(Economics) because he set up trading ties with the soviet union during the Cold War which is one of the reasons why Fidel Castro is very looked upon. He also has a lot of ties with theme 1(Power and authority) because Fidel could do anything he wanted at anytime, he also controlled everything in the country.
"The equal right of all citizens to health, education, work, food, security, culture, science, and well being - that is the same rights we proclaimed when we begin our struggle, in addition to those which emerge from our dreams of justice and equality for all inhabitants of our world - is what I wish for all" - Fidel Castro
Sources: http://school.eb.com/levels/high/article/Fidel-Castro/20736 http://school.eb.com/levels/high/article/Cuba/117378