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IN Celebrities ON 27 Nov, 2016
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!
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.
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.
Picture during the preparation of 1956 rebellion after debarking from the Granma (an official newspaper of the Central Committee of the Cuban-Soviet party).
Castro held the post of Prime Minister of Cuba from 1950 to 1976, and then Presidency from 1976 to 2008.
Castro, holding up a newspaper heading the discovered conspiracy to shoot him in New York City on April 23, 1959. Looking quite amused, right?
Here, he's presented with an invitation to the 1959 New York Press Photographer's Ball in New York City.
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.
Castro made modifications to all the slant of Cuban life, from the political system to the way sports were conducted.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
On this August 13, 2016, Castro attended a gala of his 90th birthday at the 'Karl Marx' theater in Havana, Cuba. In the picture, accompanied by Cuban President Raul Castro and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.