Fidel Castro
Bearded, charismatic and ruthless, Fidel Castro was the undisputed leader of Cuba from 1959 until 2008, when he stepped down after nearly 50 years in power. His revolutionary overthrow of dictator Fulgencio Batista in 1959 was one of the great Marxist victories of the modern era. Fidel Castro was born in Cuba, educated in Catholic schools and studied law at the University of Havana. In 1953 he was involved in a first unsuccessful attempt to overthrow Fulgencio Batista, whose official title was More »
Name at Birth: Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz
Born: August 13, 1926 (Oriente Province, Cuba)

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Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz was a Cuban Communist revolutionary and politician who governed the Republic of Cuba as Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976 and ...

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Dec 20, 2018 ... Fidel Castro: Cuban political leader (1959–2008) who transformed his country into the Western Hemisphere's first communist state.

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Cuban leader Fidel Castro (1926-2016) established the first communist state in the Western Hemisphere after leading an overthrow of the military dictatorship.

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For the leader of a small Caribbean nation, Fidel Castro's impact on the latter half of the twentieth century has been inordinate.

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Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (13 August 1926 – 25 November 2016) was a Cuban politician and communist revolutionary who governed the Republic of Cuba as ...

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Dec 20, 2018 ... Twenty photographs of the week Fidel Castro, Nico Rosberg the and the Standing Rock protest – the 20 photographs of the week. Gallery.

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Fidel Castro Ruz was born in Birán, in the former province of Oriente, on August 13, 1926. Born into a well-off landowning family, he received his primary ...