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Fidel Castro

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Fidel Castro's Biography

Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (Spanish: [fiˈðel ˈkastro]; born August 13, 1926) is a Cuban revolutionary and politician, having held the position of Prime Minister of Cuba from 1959 to 1976, and then President from 1976 to 2008. He also served as the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba from the party's foundation in 1961 until 2011. Politically a Marxist-Leninist, under his administration the Republic of Cuba was converted into a one-party socialist state, with industry and business being nationalized under state ownership and socialist reforms implemented in all areas of society. On the international stage, he also served as the Secretary-General of the Non-Aligned Movement from 1979 to 1983 and 2006 to 2008.

Reports of his death or being near death October 2012 are erroneous and have been proven to be wrong.

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  • Mourning and memories in Garcia Marquez's languid hometown

      News Source: GMA News | 5 hours ago
    Columbia The sleepy Colombian town that was Gabriel Garcia Marquez's birthplace and inspired him to write "One Hundred Years of Solitude" mourned its Nobel Prize-winning author on Friday with music, candles and flowers. A day after Garcia Marquez's
  • Shannon Airport: A curious history of celebrity visitors

      News Source: BBC | 8 hours ago
    Shannon Airport in the Irish Republic has long been the unlikely host to celebrities and US presidents making the Transatlantic crossing, writes Christine Finn...I was transfixed as the chatter fell away to white noise as the plane headed 3,000 miles
  • Alabamians killed in the Bay of Pigs invasion are remembered

      News Source: The Birmingham News | 10 hours ago
    On a quiet hillside overlooking the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, four aging veterans saluted one of their own Friday...The solemn notes of "Taps" brought tears to the eyes of the veterans. Ray was one of four members of the Alabama

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  • Reflections of Fidel, Reflections from Fidel Castro

    Submitted By: EarthAngelJeannie | over 1 year ago
    In the following message, Fidel Castro ridicules the most recent “Fidel Castro is dying” lies of the global imperialist media. He also explains his decision to cease publishing his “Reflections” – a modest assessment that there are other more ...

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