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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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  • Will Aquino win the day on Sona?

      News Source: Inquirer.net | 3 days ago
    Philippines Will it still be all gloves off or all apologies in President Benigno Aquino III's second to last State of the Nation Address on Monday (July 28)? Lawmakers differ on the President's mindset going into his fifth Sona, which they agree
  • China Week: Typhoons to tantrums

      News Source: BBC | 6 days ago
    But while state media thunder against the company, three things strike me...They carry out inspections, but they don't discover the problems, let alone deal with them...Thirdly, despite the furore in the media, most ordinary Chinese I talk to about
  • Chinese president ends regional tour in cradle of Cuban Revolution

      News Source: Reuters | 7 days ago
    Cuba's President Raul Castro (R) shakes hands with China's President Xi Jinping during a meeting in Havana's Revolution Palace July 22, 2014. Chinese President Xi Jinping ended an eight-day trip through Latin America on Wednesday with a visit to

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  • Reflections of Fidel, Reflections from Fidel Castro

    Submitted By: EarthAngelJeannie | almost 2 years 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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