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Fidel Castro

Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz is a Cuban political leader and former communist revolutionary. As the primary leader of the Cuban Revolution, Castro served as the Prime Minister of Cuba from February 1959 to December 1976, and then as the President of the Council of State of Cuba and the President of Council of Ministers of Cuba until his resignation from the office in February 2008. He served as First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba from the party's foundation in 1961. His younger brother Raúl Castro is currently Second Secretary of the Communist Party and President of the Councils of State and Ministers and previously served under Fidel as Minister of Defence in 1959-2008.
While studying law at the University of Havana, he began his political career and became a recognized figure in Cuban politics. to organize and train for an invasion of Cuba to overthrow Batista's government, which began in December 1956.
Castro subsequently came to power as a result of the Cuban Revolution, which overthrew the US-backed dictatorship of Batista, and shortly thereafter became Prime Minister of Cuba. In 1965 he became First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba, and led the transformation of Cuba into a ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Putin to meet with Fidel Castro
2014-07-09
During a six-day tour Putin will meet with the father of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, take part in a summit of the BRICS group of emerging economies and attend the World Cup final in Rio de Janeiro. Putin's trip will take place against the ...
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Maradona: I learned so Much from Fidel Castro
2014-07-07
Havana, Cuba, Jul 7.- Former soccer star Diego Maradona said that Cuban Revolution leader Fidel Castro taught him many things he never knew. In statements to Argentinean media, cited by PL news agency, Maradona said that while speaking with Fidel he ...
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    1964: CIA Helped Fidel Castro's Sister
    2014-07-03
    WASHINGTON — Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro's sister Juanita, who has defected to Mexico, had been in contact with the United States' Central Intelligence Agency for nearly four years, the Herald Tribune learned yesterday [July 2]. Mr. Castro's ...
    (New York Times (blog))
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    BAY OF CLINTON
    2014-06-30
    Where do these two meet for tea? Jaunita Castro Ruz, sister of Cuban leaders Fidel and Raul Castro, is a supporter of Hillary Clinton's possible presidential run. The exiled Florida resident and former CIA spy donated $13,700 to Clinton's campaign and ...
    (Daily Beast)
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    Fidel Castro's Niece to Receive OFL Workers' Rights Award at World Pride
    2014-06-26
    TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/26/14 -- The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) will present Mariela Castro Espin with the OFL Outstanding Workers' Rights Advances Award for 2014. Ms. Castro Espin is a Member of the Cuban Parliament and ...
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    Fidel Castro praises Diego Maradona for World Cup Coverage
    2014-06-26
    Fidel Castro has congratulated Diego Maradona for his coverage of the World Cup in a statement released to the Cuban media. Fidel Castro has congratulated Diego Maradona for his coverage of the World Cup in a statement released to the Cuban media.
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    Cuba's Fidel Castro praises Argentina's Diego Maradona for World Cup coverage
    2014-06-25
    Fidel Castro has congratulated Diego Maradona for his coverage of the World Cup in a statement released to the Cuban media. The communist revolutionary former leader of Cuba is also a fan of Lionel Messi and the way he has carried Argentina to victory ...
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    Fidel Castro praises Maradona, Messi
    2014-06-24
    HAVANA (Reuters) - Former Cuban President Fidel Castro congratulated retired Argentine footballer Diego Maradona for his television program analysing the World Cup and also saluted current Argentine goal-scorer Lionel Messi for carrying on the glory ...
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    Fidel Castro tells Diego Maradona and Lionel Mess: 'I salute you'
    2014-06-24
    Former Cuban President Fidel Castro congratulated retired Argentine footballer Diego Maradona for his television program analysing the World Cup and also saluted Lionel Messi for carrying on the glory for Argentina. Share. Go To. Comments. Castro's ...
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