Fidel Castro awarded China’s Confucius Peace Prize for contributions to world peace

Pictured with former Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev, when Castro allowed the Soviet Union to build sites for nuclear missiles on Cuban soil, it sparked a 13-day confrontation with the United States. It is widely considered the closest the Cold War came to escalating in a full scale nuclear conflict

He brought the world the brink of nuclear war but that hasn’t stopped the former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro from being awarded China’s version of the Nobel Peace Prize.

Hailing the aging revolutionary icon’s ‘important contributions’ to world peace, he was selected to win the Confucius Peace Prize, the state-run Global Times newspaper reported.

‘While in office, Castro didn’t resort to violence or force to settle disputes in international relations, especially with the United States,’ the paper wrote, seemingly forgetting the Cuban missile crisis…