Remedial English Test Series 57

         

   Remedial English Test Series 57

 Identify  the ONE mistake in each line and make corrections    (1 mark for each correct answer. Total score   ___ )

 

 

 The life of Fidel Castro, Latin America’s last revolution  leader and towering and charismatic anti-imperialist 

policies to promote afford  and accessible health care, housing and education, as well as his standing up to

global hegemony, endear   him to the majority, even as his record on human rights came in for serious

scrutiny. But these domestic issues played out in the larger shadow of his defiant  of American power, which

has outlasted that of the Soviet Union. When Castro captured power in 1959, there were few sign that the

Marxist radical would emerge a global champion of Third World countries in his near fifty-year rule. But the

failed 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion, by Cuban exiles train by the U.S., to overthrow his regime began a pragmatic

partnership between Castro and the Soviet Union, bringing the Cold War into the west hemisphere. This was   

the context to Russian preparations to house nuclear missiles in Cuba to threat  the U.S., which took the

world to near-catastrophic in 1962. The U.S. misperception of the threat posed by Castro led to CIA plots to

assassinate him. As it turned out, he lived long enough to see the rollback of Washingtons decades-long

sanctions that crippled the Cuban economics. The clearest example of Castro’s global standing was the clout he

commanded in the Non-Aligned Movement. In more recent time, his slogan of “socialism or death” inspired the   

nationalisation of natural wealth by governments across Latin America as a counter to the appropriate  of oil

and mineral resources by corporations. Changes in the global economy  climate may have exposed the

deficiencies of an economic model reliance on riding the commodity cycle. But the process of resumption of

diplomatic ties between Havana and Washington under the stewardship of his designate  successor and

brother, Raúl, is still fragile. U.S. President Barack Obama, who undertook a historical  visit to the Caribbean

nation earlier this year, sought to build the new rapproch  between Washington and Havana based on the

relative distance of current generations in both countries from the pain  memories of the past. Clearly, this is

the path for President-elect Donald Trump to pursue, assume  that his pre-poll rhetoric would make way for a

more reason   approach once in office. Meanwhile, with incumbent Raúl Castro having

announce  his intention to step down by 2018, it will be a long transition in Havana. (The Hindu, 28 Nov 2016).

 

 

 

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The life of Fidel Castro, Latin America’s last revolutionary leader and towering and charismatic anti-imperialist 

policies to promote affordable and accessible health care, housing and education, as well as his standing up to

global hegemony, endeared him to the majority, even as his record on human rights came in for serious

scrutiny. But these domestic issues played out in the larger shadow of his defiance of American power, which

has outlasted that of the Soviet Union. When Castro captured power in 1959, there were few signs that the

Marxist radical would emerge a global champion of Third World countries in his nearly fifty-year rule. But the

failed 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion, by Cuban exiles trained by the U.S., to overthrow his regime began a pragmatic

partnership between Castro and the Soviet Union, bringing the Cold War into the western hemisphere. This was   

the context to Russian preparations to house nuclear missiles in Cuba to threaten the U.S., which took the

world to near-catastrophe in 1962. The U.S. misperception of the threat posed by Castro led to CIA plots to

assassinate him. As it turned out, he lived long enough to see the rollback of Washington’s decades-long

sanctions that crippled the Cuban economy. The clearest example of Castro’s global standing was the clout he

commanded in the Non-Aligned Movement. In more recent times, his slogan of “socialism or death” inspired the   

nationalisation of natural wealth by governments across Latin America as a counter to the appropriation of oil

and mineral resources by corporations. Changes in the global economic climate may have exposed the

deficiencies of an economic model reliant on riding the commodity cycle. But the process of resumption of

diplomatic ties between Havana and Washington under the stewardship of his designated successor and

brother, Raúl, is still fragile. U.S. President Barack Obama, who undertook a historic visit to the Caribbean

nation earlier this year, sought to build the new rapprochement between Washington and Havana based on the

relative distance of current generations in both countries from the painful memories of the past. Clearly, this is

the path for President-elect Donald Trump to pursue, assuming that his pre-poll rhetoric would make way for a

more reasoned approach once in office. Meanwhile, with incumbent Raúl Castro having

announced his intention to step down by 2018, it will be a long transition in Havana. (The Hindu, 28 Nov 2016).