Comments Send Print Share Recommend Tweet Surveying the complicated legacies of two world leaders October 15, 2012 By: Worldview Download Story [View the story "Worldview 10.15.12" on Storify]Worldview 10.15.12Worldview surveys the legacies of two world leaders with decade-spanning rules - Cambodia's former king Norodom Sihanouk and Cuban president Fidel Castro Storified by · Mon, Oct 15 2012 09:12:28Tracing the life of Cambodia's former kingThe former king ofCambodia, Norodom Sihanouk has died at the age of 89. Cambodia gainedindependence from France in 1953 under his leadership and he remained aninfluential figure in Cambodia, even after abdicating the throne.Cambodia's ex-king Norodom Sihanouk dies in BeijingafpWe discuss hislife and legacy with Alex Hinton, director of the Center for the Study ofGenocide, Conflict Resolution, and Human Rights at Rutgers University and theauthor of Why Did They Kill?: Cambodia in the Shadow of GenocideCastro's complicated legacyThis week marks the50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis. The Obamaadministration has loosened some travel restrictions to Cuba but the U.S. stillmaintains an economic embargo against the nation.Cuban Missile Crisis Beliefs Endure After 50 YearsThe world stood at the brink of Armageddon for 13 days in October 1962 when President John F. Kennedy drew a symbolic line in the Atlanti...50 years of Castro1959 Cuba becomes the first Communist state in the western hemisphere after Fidel Castro, a 32-year-old lawyer, leads his rebels, known a...Rumors begancirculating last week on Twitter that Fidel Castro had died. The government hasdenied the rumors and official Cuban media has also denied the rumors.But Castro hasn't been seen in public since last March. Is Fidel Castro dead? Anatomy of a trending Twitter memeJavier Galeano/AP Fidel Castro made a surprise appearance at the 6th Communist Party Congress in Havana, Cuba, held April 19, 2011. Is Cu...We’lldiscuss the rumors with Havana-based blogger, writer and independentphotographer Orlando Luis Pardo. Then we’ll take a look at Castro’s legacy withAlberto R. Coll, director of the European and Latin American Studies program atDePaul University. Comments Send Print Share Recommend Tweet Previous post in Worldview Worldview 10.12.12 Next post in Worldview Worldview 10.16.12 View the discussion thread. Top Headlines On WBEZ.org Discussing Nelson Mandela in Room 215 Young man finds new hope after HIV diagnosis The Best Albums of 2013: The Top 10 Looking back at 1970s Uptown Strange Brews Podcast The politics behind the Illinois pension vote Chewing the Fat with Monica Eng and Louisa Chu How do kids like the new CPS lunches? Remembering the 'Forgotten Hoosiers'