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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 then as President from 1976 to 2008. Politically a Marxist–Leninist and Cuban patriot, Castro also served as the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba from ...

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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 of Fulgencio Batista in 1959. He ruled over Cuba for nearly five decades, until handing off power to his younger brother Raúl in 2008. During that time, Castro's  ...

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Feb 2, 2018 ... Fidel Castro: Cuban political leader (1959–2008) who transformed his country into the Western Hemisphere's first communist state.

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1 day ago ... New details have emerged about a top-secret killing plan in the 1960s: the CIA's recruitment of two gangsters to murder Cuba's dictator.

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Apr 27, 2017 ... Cuban dictator Fidel Castro was born near Birán, Cuba, in 1926. Beginning in 1958 Castro and his forces began a campaign of guerrilla warfare which led to the overthrow of Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista. As the country's new leader, Castro implemented communist domestic policies and initiated ...

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Nov 26, 2016 ... Fidel Castro, the fiery apostle of revolution who brought the Cold War to the Western Hemisphere in 1959 and then defied the United States for nearly half a century as Cuba's maximum leader, bedeviling 11 American presidents and briefly pushing the world to the brink of nuclear war, died on Friday.

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Feb 2, 2018 ... Fidel Ángel Castro Díaz-Balart, known as "Fidelito", is found dead in Cuba.

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Feb 3, 2018 ... View CNN's Fast Fact on the life of Fidel Castro and learn more about the former Cuban leader.

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Dec 3, 2016 ... TO MEET Fidel Castro was to notice, first of all, his sheer physical presence. He was tall, erect and had a high, domed forehead that made him look naturally imperious. He was strong: as a youth he was awarded a prize as the best all- round sportsman in Cuba.