"[Fidel Castro] has put Cuba on the map - especially in terms of its medical training and biotechnology - and he's been very good at supporting the background cultures of Cuba."
"Figures like Che Guevara, Fidel Castro and Nelson Mandela transcend individual countries,"
"But it's not just about the man - it's about the country itself."
"The proof is in the country and the achievements of that country. Cuba has made great progress in health, education and humanitarian aid."
"Some people think that when Fidel is gone, the people will rise up and welcome US capitalism, but there are no moves within Cuba to change the system or the government,"
"The country will continue along the same lines as it does now."
"For me, Castro is an amazing, inspirational and important political figure - not just in his country, but to people across the world."
"He has built a regime that, even when he does die, will carry on."