Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro Alejandro  Ruz (born August 13, 1926) is the former Head of State of Cuba for nearly 50 years, and a leader of the Cuban Revolution. Fidel Castro, as he is widely known, was the Prime Minister of Cuba from February 1959 to December 1976 and then President of the Council of State of Cuba until his resignation from the office in February 2008.

Fidel CastroFidel Castro

He was born to a rich family and acquired law degree. During studies at Havana University, he started a political career and was a recognized figure in politics. His political life continued with nationalist critiques of Fulgencio Batista, and of United States political and corporate influence in Cuba. He gained an ardent, but limited, following and also drew the attention of the authorities. He eventually led the failed 1953 attack on the Moncada Barracks, after which he was captured, tried, incarcerated and later released. He then traveled to Mexico to organize and train for an assault on Batista’s Cuba. He and his fellow revolutionaries left Mexico for the East of Cuba in December 1956.

che guevara fidel castroChe Guevara and Fidel Castro

Castro came to power as a result of the Cuban revolution that overthrew the U.S.-backed[7] dictatorship of Fulgencio 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 one-party socialist republic. In 1976 he became President of the Council of State as well as of the Council of Ministers. He also held the supreme military rank of Comandante en Jefe (“Commander in Chief”) of the Cuban armed forces.

Following intestinal surgery from an undisclosed digestive illness believed to have been diverticulitis,[10] Castro transferred his responsibilities to the First Vice-President, his younger brother Raúl Castro, on July 31, 2006. On February 19, 2008, five days before his mandate was to expire, he announced he would neither seek nor accept a new term as either president or commander-in-chief. On February 24, 2008, the National Assembly elected Raúl Castro to succeed him as the President of Cuba. Fidel Castro remains First Secretary of the Communist Party.

Many describe him as a dictator and his rule has been the longest ever in modern Latin American history. Human rights organizations accuse him of creating a “repressive machinery”.


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11 Responses to “Fidel Castro”

  1. ramakritnan Says:

    i am the great footprint of CHE & FIDEL, i wish to see him, yes i am his fan, he is a very good man like Nethaji, MaSe Thung, Hosimin,

    • Otto Says:

      are u crazy or some research first, Che Guevara was a maniac killer and fidel castro must be held for crimes against humanity

  2. al Says:

    that drawing of fidel doesnt look like him at all. and fidel is white and the drawing depicts him as a hispanic which hes not.

  3. albert pullano Says:

    Wonderful depiction cille85! Especially the captivation of the eyes of a very complex man.

  4. swaggnov Says:

    dude are u stupid he is Hispanic, Cubans are Hispanic you better do ur research buddy ( technically they are African-Hispanic-and a little bit of native American

  5. Cuban Says:

    if you are Fidel’s fan you are an idiot and you have to move to Cuba to wake up to reality.

  6. rene Says:

    im cuban american, n i have say i did like some of castro style.but he didnt get everything right. cuba is back in time n thats no good.its time for cuba to change and fast. i would like to visit cuba. its my mothers home land.

  7. Nijam Uddin Says:

    woh man……………..

  8. manigandan Says:

    i d. manigadan. i like fidal castro & che guvera

  9. vivek Says:

    he is a nice man
    i love him

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