Friday, November 25, 2016

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro dies at the age of 90


The great Cuban revolutionary, Fidel Castro has died at the age of 90. 

According to his brother, President Paul Castro, "The commander in chief of the Cuban revolution died at 22:29 hours this evening (03:29 GMT Saturday)." 
Fidel Castro ruled Cuba as a one-party state for almost 50 years before he handed over to his brother Raul in 2008 due to a gastrointestinal ailment which forced him to hand over the presidency to provisionally at first and then permanently.

Fidel Castro Ruz was born Aug. 13, 1926. He attended the University of Havana, where he bagged degrees in law and social science. His life as a rebel began in 1953 with a reckless attack on the Moncada military barracks in the eastern city of Santiago.

"I'll be 90 years old soon," Castro said at an April 2016 communist party congress where he made his most extensive public appearance in years. "Soon I'll be like all the others. The time will come for all of us, but the ideas of the Cuban Communists will remain as proof that on this planet, if one works with fervor and dignity, they can produce the material and cultural goods that human beings need and that need to be fought for without ever giving up."


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