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Fidel Castro Dies At 90

Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary leader who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States and for five decades defied U.S. efforts to topple him, died on Friday, his younger brother announced to the nation. He was 90.

A towering figure of the second half of the 20th Century, Castro had been in poor health since an intestinal ailment nearly killed him in 2006. He formally ceded power to his younger brother two years later.

Wearing a green military uniform, Cuba’s President Raul Castro appeared on state television to announce his brother’s death.

“At 10.29 at night, the chief commander of the Cuban revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz, died,” he said, without giving a cause of death.

“Ever onward, to victory.”

The streets were quiet in Havana, but some residents reacted with sadness to the news, while in Miami, where many exiles from the Communist government live, a large crowd waving Cuban flags cheered, danced and banged on pots and pans, a video on social media showed. (Reuters)

1 Comment for “Fidel Castro Dies At 90”

  1. raj

    Cuba was not threat to any country. Sanctions was imposed because capitalist did not want socialism succeed in Cuba. If socialism succeeded in Cuba, it would have an impact in many countries. What Bernie Sanders have proposed have already been in Cuba. Without free education and health care and Medicare people are suffering in many countries.

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