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  1. Apr 20, 2021 · Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz was born on August 13, 1926, near Birán, in Cuba's eastern Oriente Province. He was the third of six children, including his two brothers, Raúl and Ramón; and three ...

  2. Jul 21, 2019 · Fidel Castro (August 13, 1926–November 25, 2016) took control of Cuba by force in 1959 and remained its dictatorial leader for nearly five decades. As the leader of the only communist country in the Western Hemisphere, Castro was long the focus of international controversy. Fast Facts: Fidel Castro Known For: President of Cuba, 1959–2008

  3. Nov 26, 2016 · Fidel Castro, former President of Cuba and one of the world's longest serving and most recognisable leaders, has died. He was 90 years old. The news was announced by the current President of Cuba ...

  4. Fidel Castro came of age in a remote region of Cuba dominated by two sugar mills, the Preston and the Boston, owned by the United Fruit Company, a symbol of American dominance in Latin America....

  5. To some people, Castro was a ruthless dictator and a communist tyrant. To others, he was a liberator and a stalwart advocate of egalitarianism. Without a doubt, he was one of the most recognizable people in the world in the second half of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st.

  6. Mini Bio (1) Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz was born in Birán, Holguin Province, Cuba, the fifth of nine children of Ángel María Bautista Castro y Argiz, a plantation owner originally from Galicia, Spain, who operated a plantation in Cuba's Oriente Province. His mother, Lina Ruz González, was a servant in his father's home who bore Fidel out of wedlock (they later were married several years after Angel's first wife died).

  7. The revolution’s leader, Fidel Castro, went on to rule Cuba from 1959 to 2008. Prelude to the revolution U.S. rule and the creation of the Cuban Republic. As a result of the Spanish-American War, control of Cuba passed from Spain to the United States on January 1, 1899, and it was governed by direct U.S. military administration until May 20, 1902.

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