Fidel Castro Biography: To the Brink of Nuclear Holocaust
Fidel Castro shares his political ideology, 1959: CBC Archives | CBC
Crowds celebrate Fidel Castro's death in Miami
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Fidel Castro: Hero Or Villain?
Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz was a Cuban communist revolutionary and politician who governed the Republic of Cuba as Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976 and then as President from 1976 to 2008. A Marxist–Leninist and Cuban nationalist, Castro also served as the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba from 1961 until 2011. Under his administration, Cuba became a one-party communist state, while industry and business were nationalized and state socialist reforms were implemented throughout society.