President, Leader of Cuban revolution Fidel Castro passes away

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Havana, SANA- Fidel Castro, Cuba’s former president and leader of the Communist revolution, died on Friday of 90 years old, Cuban President Raul Castro announced via national TV.

“The higher leader of the Cuban revolution died on Friday,” President Raul Castro said on TV. Fidel Castro has ruled Cuba for almost 50 years before his brother Raul took over in 2008.

Castro was born in 1926 Cuba. In 1953, he was imprisoned after leading a rising against Batist’s regime to be released in 1955 under an amnesty deal. In 1956 he began struggle with Che Guevara against the government of Batista. In 1959 he defeated Batista and took power of Cuba.

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