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Cuba's Fidel Castro dies aged 90


Longtime former leader and revolutionary icon Fidel Castro has died aged 90, state television announced.

Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary leader who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States, has died aged 90.

Raul Castro, Fidel's brother and current president of Cuba, announced his death on state television early on Saturday.

The leader of the 1959 revolution, which overthrew the US-backed dictator Fulgencio Batista, defied the US efforts to topple him for five decades, before ill health led him to make way for his brother Raul, 84, in 2006.

In his final years, Fidel lived in relative seclusion but occasionally wrote opinion pieces or appeared meeting with visiting dignitaries.


source: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/11/cuba-fidel-castro-dies-aged-90-161126052522006.html

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On 11-26-2016

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