Castro Ruz, Fidel Aljandro


Basic data

  1. August 13, 1926 in Birán
  2. November 25, 2016 in Havanna
  3. Politiker
  4. Kuba


Castro c. 1959 (Source: Wikimedia)
Castro, second from left, at Colegio de Belén, Havana, 1943 (Source: Wikimedia)
Castro intended to overthrow the presidency of General Fulgencio Batista (left, with US Army Chief of Staff Malin Craig, in 1938). (Source: Wikimedia)
Castro under arrest after the Moncada attack, 1953 (Source: Wikimedia)
Fidel Castro and his men in the Sierra Maestra, 2 December 1956 (Source: Wikimedia)
The thickly forested mountain range of the Sierra Maestra, from where Castro and his revolutionaries led guerrilla attacks against Batista's forces for two years. Castro biographer Robert E. Quirk noted that there was "no better place to hide" in all the island.[91] (Source: Wikimedia)
Map showing key locations in the Sierra Maestra during the 1958 stage of the Cuban Revolution (Source: Wikimedia)
Castro (right) with fellow revolutionary Camilo Cienfuegos entering Havana on 8 January 1959 (Source: Wikimedia)
CBC/Radio-Canada's journalist and future Premier of Quebec, René Lévesque, interviews Castro during his trip to Montreal in late April 1959. (Source: Wikimedia)
Castro and Indonesian president Sukarno in Havana, 1960. Castro undertook many foreign visits during his initial years in power. (Source: Wikimedia)
Castro (first from the left), Che Guevara (center), William Alexander Morgan (second from the right), and other leading revolutionaries marching through the streets in protest over the La Coubre explosion, 5 March 1960 (Source: Wikimedia)
La Coubre explosion, 4 March 1960 (Source: Wikimedia)
Castro at the United Nations General Assembly in 1960 (Source: Wikimedia)
Castro giving press statement next to Egypt's President Gamal Abdel Nasser before their meeting on the sidelines of United Nations General Assembly in 1960 (Source: Wikimedia)
Che Guevara (left) and Castro, photographed by Alberto Korda in 1961 (Source: Wikimedia)
U-2 reconnaissance photograph of Soviet nuclear missiles in Cuba (Source: Wikimedia)
Castro and Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first human in space (Source: Wikimedia)
Late President of Algeria Houari Boumediene, Fidel Castro, and Benzaza Hadj Benabdallah – May 1972 (Source: Wikimedia)
Castro and members of the East German Politburo in Berlin, June 1972 (Source: Wikimedia)
Castro speaking in Havana, 1978 (Source: Wikimedia)
Castro's image painted onto a now-destroyed lighthouse in Lobito, Angola, 1995 (Source: Wikimedia)
Castro in front of a Havana statue of Cuban national hero José Martí in 2003 (Source: Wikimedia)
Castro meeting with Brazilian president Lula da Silva, a significant "Pink Tide" leader (Source: Wikimedia)
Castro amid cheering crowds in 2005 (Source: Wikimedia)
Castro with Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto, January 2014; even in retirement, Castro continued his involvement with politics and international affairs. (Source: Wikimedia)
Castro's funeral procession passing through Sancti Spíritus Province, Cuba (Source: Wikimedia)
Castro (second from left) with South American leaders of the Mercosur trade bloc in 2006. In the 2000s, Castro forged alliances in the Latin American "pink tide". (Source: Wikimedia)
Castro with his son Ángel in 1954 (Source: Wikimedia)
Cuban propaganda poster proclaiming a quote from Castro: "Luchar contra lo imposible y vencer" ("To fight against the impossible and win") (Source: Wikimedia)
Castro in his characteristic green fatigues, 2012 (Source: Wikimedia)

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