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Fidel Castro Survived 600 Murder Attempts In His Life, What's More Shocking?

Fidel Castro, the former Cuban leader, has died on Friday night at the age of 90. For those who believe he led a communist harbor, the news is sparking an outpouring of mourn, while it is just a celebration for others who escaped his regime.Castro's death was declared on television by his younger brother Raul on a Friday night, who seized the presidency in 2006, stating "The commander-in-chief of the Cuban revolutionary died at 10:29 pm tonight." So, who was this controversial figure who lead Cuba for half a century? Check all the answers in the story!

Posing for a portraiture in 1953

Castro held enormous dominion in his country for decades, particularly during the Cuban missiles crisis, when the U.S. and the Soviets crawled closer to catastrophe.

From the albums of 1953 with a group of revolutionaries 

Castro at center poses with a group of revolutionists ahead of their attack on the Moncada Garrison, a fight that would catalyze his rise to power.

Practices shooting in Mexico

Picture during the preparation of 1956 rebellion after debarking from the Granma (an official newspaper of the Central Committee of the Cuban-Soviet party).

Giving an autograph to an admirer in Camaguey, in 1959

Castro held the post of Prime Minister of Cuba from 1950 to 1976, and then Presidency from 1976 to 2008. 

Castro survived over 600 slaying efforts in his lifetime: according to Cuban officials

Castro, holding up a newspaper heading the discovered conspiracy to shoot him in New York City on April 23, 1959. Looking quite amused, right?

A bit of charmer

Here, he's presented with an invitation to the 1959 New York Press Photographer's Ball in New York City.

With an American author Ernest Hemingway, in Cuba in late 1959

In 1960 Hemingway was pushed out of his home in Cuba, due to the escalating stresses besieging the Castro regime and later Hemingway moved to Idaho.

Watching a 1962 gymnastics festival in which 80,000 athletes participated

Castro made modifications to all the slant of Cuban life, from the political system to the way sports were conducted.

Castro with his brother Raul Castro, commander in chief of the armed force

The Cuban government of Castro reinforced a news blackout on the reports of the arrest of commoners and Army men in a move to crush a military mutiny against the revolutionary administration.

The great spokesman

Castro was known for giving long speeches, and few which topped five hours. Snap from the speak in Havana's Revolution Square during a military parade and rally on Jan 12, 1965.

During the reception ceremony of Havana's Jose Mart Airport in October 1980

In the picture: from left to right, Raul Castro (Chief of Cuba's Armed force), Arnoldo Tamayo Mendez (Cuba's cosmonaut), Castro and Yuri Romanenko (Soviet cosmonaut)

Paying regards at the funeral of former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau

Prime Minister Trudeau formed a contentious friendly relationship with the Cuban leader, despite the pressure to sever intriguing ties. Also, he had been the first Canadian leader to visit Cuba.

Relationship with the U.S.

Castro had been slandered by many in the U.S. and in return he frequently banged America and it's sensed snooping in Cuba affairs. 

The last day of the 7th Cuban Communist Party Congress

On April 16, 2016, Castro attended the last day of the ceremony in Cuba. His public appearances became frequently unusual in recent years after he walked down in 2008 after suffering gastrointestinal illnesses.