Published:  12:49 AM, 13 August 2017

Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro

Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (born on  August 13, 1926 ) was a Cuban revolutionary and politician who governed the Republic of Cuba as Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976 and then as President from 1976 to 2008. Politically a Marxist-Leninist and Cuban nationalist, he also served as the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba from 1961 until 2011. Under his administration, Cuba became a one-party socialist state; industry and business were nationalized, and state socialist reforms were implemented throughout society.Born in Birán, Oriente as the son of a wealthy Spanish farmer.

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