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Fidel Castro died at the age of 90
10:23, 26 November 2016
Fidel Castro died at the age of 90

The leader of Cuban revolution dies

10:23, 26 November 2016

The Guardian

Fidel Castro, a Cuban politician and revolutionary dies. This was reported by AFP.

Details of the Cuban leader’s death are not known yet. It was also informed, that Cuban state television announced his death on the night of November 26.

Fidel’s brother - Raul Castro confirmed sad news to the AFP news agency.

Later it was informed that the dead leader will be cremated on Saturday, November 26, according to his last will. Raul Castro also clarified that the death came at 10.29 p.m. yesterday, on November 25.


Reuters

Cuban dictator Fidel Castro was born near Birán, Cuba, in 1926. Beginning in 1958 Castro and his forces began a campaign of guerrilla warfare to successfully overthrow Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista, and Castro became the country's new leader. His communist domestic policies and military and economic relations with the Soviet Union led to strained relations with the United States that culminated in the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. He was also responsible for fomenting communist revolutions in other countries around the world. Under Castro, improvements were made to health care and education, while civil liberties were severely eroded. However, the 1991 collapse of communism and its negative impact on Cuba's economy led Castro to relax some restrictions over time. Amidst failing health, in 2008 Fidel Castro officially handed over power to his brother Raúl Castro.

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