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
Name at Birth:
Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz
August 13, 1926 (Oriente Province, Cuba)
Castro Valley is a census-designated place (CDP) in Alameda County, California
, United States. As of the 2000 census, it is the fifth most populous unincorporated
area in California and the twenty-third most populous in the United States. The
population was 61,388 at the 2010 census. Castro Valley is named after Don ...