[138], Proceeding to Canada,[139] Trinidad, Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina, Castro attended an economic conference in Buenos Aires, unsuccessfully proposing a $30 billion U.S.-funded "Marshall Plan" for Latin America. [447] The Daily Telegraph noted that across the world he was "either praised as a brave champion of the people, or derided as a power-mad dictator. Barack Obama’s historic visit to Cuba with a 1,600-word letter in Granma. He was 68 when he committed suicide. It was long held that Cuban forces were acting as surrogates for the Soviet Union in these Cold War conflicts. [255] The decision to intervene in Angola has been a controversial one, all the more so as Castro's critics have charged that it was not his decision at all, contending that the Soviets ordered him to do so. [62] Accompanied by 19 comrades, Castro set out for Gran Piedra in the rugged Sierra Maestra mountains several kilometres to the north, where they could establish a guerrilla base. Pupo and her husband now live in Miami. [94] Upon arrival, Castro discovered that only 19 rebels had made it to their destination, the rest having been killed or captured. [123] Castro reached Havana on 9 January 1959. [198] Gay men were forced into the Military Units to Aid Production (Unidades Militares de Ayuda a la Producción – UMAP); after many revolutionary intellectuals decried this move, the UMAP camps were closed in 1967, although gay men continued to be imprisoned. I ask you to have trust in what the government and party are doing. He ensured that the government implemented policies to cut corruption and fight illiteracy and that it attempted to remove Batistanos from positions of power by dismissing Congress and barring all those elected in the rigged elections of 1954 and 1958 from future office. Castro was born out of wedlock at his father's farm on 13 August 1926. Castro was decorated with various international awards and significantly influenced different individuals and groups across the world. [35] Castro had moved further to the left, influenced by the Marxist writings of Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, and Vladimir Lenin. [28] Castro joined the Liberal cause by stealing guns from a police station, but subsequent police investigations concluded that he had not been involved in any killings. Officially announcing Cuba's identity as a socialist state, the first National Congress of the Cuban Communist Party was held, and a new constitution drafted that abolished the position of President and Prime Minister. [328] He later attended Mandela's inauguration as President of South Africa in 1994. Castro's father Ángel Maria Bautista Castro y Argiz came to Cuba from Spain to fight in the Spanish American War and stayed. [132] In response to popular uproar, which demanded that those responsible be brought to justice, Castro helped to set up many trials, resulting in hundreds of executions. Fidel Castro’s early attempts to foment Marxist revolutions elsewhere in Latin America foundered, but Cuban troops played an important role in various conflicts in other less-developed countries, especially in Africa. Occupation: Prime Minister of Cuba Born: August 13, 1926 in Biran, Cuba Died: November 25, 2016 in Havana, Cuba Best known for: Leading the Cuban Revolution and ruling as dictator for over 45 years Biography: Fidel Castro led the Cuban Revolution overthrowing Cuban President Batista in 1959. Although described as a "relatively highly developed Latin American export economy" in 1959 and the early 1960s, Cuba's basic economic structure changed very little between then and the 1980s. [75] Meanwhile, Castro's wife Mirta gained employment in the Ministry of the Interior, something he discovered through a radio announcement. [260] This was followed with visits to East Berlin and Moscow. Considering Carter well-meaning and sincere, Castro freed certain political prisoners and allowed some Cuban exiles to visit relatives on the island, hoping that in turn Carter would abolish the economic embargo and stop CIA support for militant dissidents. [325], Mired in economic problems, Cuba was aided by the election of socialist and anti-imperialist Hugo Chávez to the Venezuelan Presidency in 1999. [389] Historian Richard Gott remarked that one of the keys to Castro's success was his ability to use the "twin themes of socialism and nationalism" and keep them "endlessly in play". [428][429], Castro's first wife was Mirta Díaz-Balart, whom he married in October 1948, and together they had a son, Fidel Ángel "Fidelito" Castro Díaz-Balart, born in September 1949. [363], In July 2010, he made his first public appearance since falling ill, greeting science center workers and giving a television interview to Mesa Redonda in which he discussed U.S. tensions with Iran and North Korea. [293] Castro had a lifelong love of guns,[411] and a preference for life in the countryside over the city. The couple divorced in 1955. ", "Havana in mourning: 'We Cubans are Fidelista even if we are not communist, "Castro's Last Battle: Can the revolution outlive its leader? A charismatic figure, Chibás advocated social justice, honest government, and political freedom, while his party exposed corruption and demanded reform. Asserting Cuba's independence, Castro refused to sign the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, declaring it a Soviet-U.S. attempt to dominate the Third World. Castro was angered by Gorbachev's approach, believing that he was abandoning the plight of the world's poor in favor of détente. Petrol rations were dramatically reduced, Chinese bicycles were imported to replace cars, and factories performing non-essential tasks were shut down. [263] Castro sent troops under the command of General Arnaldo Ochoa to aid the overwhelmed Ethiopian army. The Castro family is shrouded in mystery, however, and little is known about his kids. He retained the posts of commander in chief of the armed forces and secretary-general of the Communist Party of Cuba—the only legal political party—and he continued to exercise unquestioned and total control over the government. From the viewpoint of both Moscow and Washington, having both Cuba and South Africa disengage in Angola was the best possible outcome. [431] He took his own life in February 2018, over a year after his father's death. [102] Batista's government often resorted to brutal methods to keep Cuba's cities under control. I would not be stopped by the hatred and ill will of a few thousand people, including some of my relatives, half the people I know, two-thirds of my fellow professionals, and four-fifths of my ex-schoolmates. Born in Birán, Oriente as the son of a wealthy Spanish farmer, Castro adopted leftist and anti-imperialist ideas while studying law at the University of Havana. In 1965, Castro authorized Che Guevara to travel to Congo-Kinshasa to train revolutionaries against the Western-backed government. From there he proceeded to Somalia, Tanzania, Mozambique and Angola where he was greeted by crowds as a hero for Cuba's role in opposing apartheid South Africa. [171] Relations between Castro and Khrushchev were warm; they led the applause to one another's speeches at the General Assembly. [78] Now divorced, Castro had sexual affairs with two female supporters, Naty Revuelta and Maria Laborde, each conceiving him a child. If you win tomorrow, the aspirations of Martí will be fulfilled sooner. In his own mind he had done what generations of Cubans had only fantasized about: he had taken on the United States and won. [278], By November 1987, Castro began spending more time on the Angolan Civil War, in which the Marxists had fallen into retreat. [390] Castro described Karl Marx and Cuban nationalist José Martí as his main political influences,[391] although Gott believed that Martí ultimately remained more important than Marx in Castro's politics. Fidel Castro, in full Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz, (born August 13, 1926, near Birán, Cuba—died November 25, 2016, Cuba), political leader of Cuba (1959–2008) who transformed his country into the first communist state in the Western Hemisphere. Declaring himself president, Batista cancelled the planned presidential elections, describing his new system as "disciplined democracy"; Castro was deprived of being elected in his run for office by Batista's move, and like many others, considered it a one-man dictatorship. His speech was greeted with much applause from other world leaders,[274] though his standing in NAM was damaged by Cuba's refusal to condemn the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan.[275]. [246] He then went on a seven-week tour visiting leftist allies: Algeria, Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, East Germany, Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union, where he was given further awards. In the meantime Castro created a one-party government to exercise dictatorial control over all aspects of Cuba’s political, economic, and cultural life. [264] The intervention of 17, 000 Cuban troops into the Ogaden was by all accounts decisive in altering a war that Ethiopia was on the brink of losing into a victory. [351] On 21 April, Castro met Wu Guanzheng of the Chinese Communist Party's Politburo Standing member,[352] with Chávez visiting in August,[353] and Morales in September. Even prior to that, the staunchly anti-communist U.S. government had suspicions about Castro’s political leanings based on the content of his fiery oration—suspicions that would be confirmed in the first year of the new Cuba, as it aligned itself more and more with the Soviet Union. [17], In 1947, Castro joined the Party of the Cuban People (or Orthodox Party; Partido Ortodoxo), founded by veteran politician Eduardo Chibás. Fidel passed away on November 25, 2016, at the age of 90. [368] Now without any official role in the country's government, he took on the role of an elder statesman. As the undisputed revolutionary leader, Castro became commander in chief of the armed forces in Cuba’s new provisional government, which had Manuel Urrutia, a moderate liberal, as its president. Fidel Casto died on 26th November 2016 at the age of 90. [402] Castro was well known for throwing tantrums, and could make "snap judgements" which he refused to back down from. Castro served as prime minister until 1976, when he became president, serving in that position until 2008, when an ailing Fidel handed over power to his younger brother Raul. [361][370] Later that year it was revealed that along with Hugo Chávez, Castro had played a significant behind-the-scenes role in orchestrating peace talks between the Colombian government and the far left FARC guerrilla movement to end the conflict which had raged since 1964. Over 500,000 Castro-supporters surrounded the Presidential Palace demanding Urrutia's resignation, which he submitted. [259] Throughout much of Africa he was hailed as a friend to national liberation from foreign dominance. [55] Supplied with new weaponry, Castro intended to spark a revolution among Oriente's impoverished cane cutters and promote further uprisings. Addressing the warming Cuba-U.S. relations, Castro wrote, “Nobody should be under the illusion that the people of this dignified and selfless country will renounce the glory, the rights, or the spiritual wealth they have gained with the development of education, science and culture.” In April a frail soon-to-be-90-year-old Castro told the Communist Party Congress that he would be dying soon, and he implored party members to work to fulfill his communist vision for Cuba. In his capacity as both President of the NAM and of Cuba he appeared at the United Nations General Assembly in October 1979 and gave a speech on the disparity between the world's rich and poor. [153], Castro's government emphasised social projects to improve Cuba's standard of living, often to the detriment of economic development. He was the third son in a family of six children including two brothers, Ramon and Raul, and three sisters, Augustina, Emma, and Angelita. [258] In February, Castro visited Algeria and then Libya, where he spent ten days with Gaddafi and oversaw the establishment of the Jamahariya system of governance, before attending talks with the Marxist government of South Yemen. [403] Biographer Peter Bourne noted that Castro "suffers fools poorly" and that in his younger years he was intolerant of those who did not share his views. For the TV series, see, I joined the people; I grabbed a rifle in a police station that collapsed when it was rushed by a crowd. However, he refused to do so and began to carry a gun and surround himself with armed friends. While married to his first wife, Ángel Castro began an affair with one of his servants, Lina Ruz González, whom he later also married. [415], Political scientist Paul C. Sondrol characterized Castro as "quintessentially totalitarian in his charismatic appeal, utopian functional role and public, transformative utilisation of power". [468], Historian and journalist Richard Gott considered Castro to be "one of the most extraordinary political figures of the twentieth century", commenting that he had become a "world hero in the mould" of Giuseppe Garibaldi to people throughout the developing world for his anti-imperialist efforts. [29], Returning to Cuba, Castro became a prominent figure in protests against government attempts to raise bus fares. [69] Castro was sentenced to 15 years' imprisonment in the hospital wing of the Model Prison (Presidio Modelo), a relatively comfortable and modern institution on the Isla de Pinos. The cause of his death is Natural causes. [65] Believing Castro incapable of planning the attack alone, the government accused Ortodoxo and PSP politicians of involvement, putting 122 defendants on trial on 21 September at the Palace of Justice, Santiago. [299] The Cubans had also taken heavy losses while the increasing difficult relations with dos Santos who become less generous in subsidizing the Cuban economy suggested that such losses were not worth the cost. The biography of Fidel Castro -- Young Castro: The Making of a Revolutionary-- by Jonathan Hansen is an interesting addition to writings on Castro, although even a cursory internet search will reveal an already vast number.Hansen had privileged access to personal letters of the young Castro while he was in prison. Sturgis opened a training camp in the Sierra Maestra mountains, where he taught Che Guevara and other 26 July Movement rebel soldiers guerrilla warfare. Body Measurements of Fidel Castro Fidel Castro was a very handsome person and he has a very charming smile on his lips attracting a lot of people towards him. [248] At the conference he publicly broke off relations with Israel, citing its government's close relationship with the U.S. and its treatment of Palestinians during the Israel–Palestine conflict. New York Times", "Cuban Missile Crisis: the 3 most surprising things you didn't know", "Castro comments on Czechoslovakia crisis", "Fidel Castro's Greatest Legacy in Africa Is in Angola", "Soviet Said to Reduce Support for Cuban Economy. On the one hand, the changes he implemented provided rural areas with electricity, offered free education and health care to all Cubans, and weeded out racism in his country’s society. Castro's militants intended to dress in army uniforms and arrive at the base on 25 July, seizing control and raiding the armory before reinforcements arrived. Castro’s main activity at the university was politics, and in 1947 he joined an abortive attempt by Dominican exiles and Cubans to invade the Dominican Republic and overthrow Gen. Rafael Trujillo. Death. In contrast, his former public criticisms had centered on condemning corruption and U.S. [284] Soviet economic assistance had not helped Cuba's long-term growth prospects by promoting diversification or sustainability. [360], Following his retirement, Castro's health deteriorated; international press speculated that he had diverticulitis, but Cuba's government refused to corroborate this. Castro sent Fidelito for a Moscow schooling,[193] Soviet technicians arrived on the island,[193] and Castro was awarded the Lenin Peace Prize. [270] The Cuban intervention in Angola was envisioned as a short term commitment, but the Angolan government used the profits from the oil industry to subsidize Cuba's economy, making Cuba as economically dependent upon Angola as Angola was militarily dependent upon Cuba. Though, he was 1.91 m tall, he weighs about 70 kg. [461] Balfour stated that Castro's "moral and political hegemony" within Cuba diminished the opportunities for democratic debate and decision making. [146] After conservative press expressed hostility towards the government, the pro-Castro printers' trade union disrupted editorial staff, and in January 1960 the government ordered them to publish a "clarification" written by the printers' union at the end of articles critical of the government. [441] Castro also had a deep friendship with fellow revolutionary Celia Sánchez, who accompanied him almost everywhere during the 1960s, and controlled almost all access to the leader. Hearing about this, the atheist Castro replied: "Now I understand why I survived Bush's plans and the plans of other presidents who ordered my assassination: the good Lord protected me." [126] Castro exercised a great deal of influence over Urrutia's regime, which was now ruling by decree. [130] More recent estimates place the death toll between 1,000[131] and 4,000. [227] From this conference, Castro created the Latin American Solidarity Organization (OLAS), which adopted the slogan of "The duty of a revolution is to make revolution", signifying Havana's leadership of Latin America's revolutionary movement. [354] That month, the Non-Aligned Movement held its 14th Summit in Havana, there agreeing to appoint Castro as the organisation's president for a year's term. The tide of battle would turn, however: Castro’s guerrilla warfare campaign and his propaganda efforts succeeded in eroding the power of Batista’s military and popular support while also attracting volunteers to the revolutionary cause. He then took control of Cuba installing a communist Marxist government. [287] In a July 1983 speech marking the 30th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, Castro condemned Reagan's administration as a "reactionary, extremist clique" who were waging an "openly warmongering and fascist foreign policy". Reaching the barracks, the alarm was raised, with most of the rebels pinned down by machine gun fire. [244], In November 1971, Castro visited Chile, where Marxist President Salvador Allende had been elected as the head of a left-wing coalition. Following Castro's death, his brother Raúl Castro announced: "According to the will expressed by comrade Fidel, his body will be cremated in the early hours" of 26 November 2016. Fidel Castro turned Cuba into the first communist state in the Western Hemisphere. The following year Castro strengthened his alliance with Venezuelan Pres. We are executing murderers and they deserve it. Fidel Castro’s revolutionary career began while he was enrolled at the School of Law of the University of Havana, when he participated in resistance movements in the Dominican Republic and Colombia. [217] In 1963, Castro's mother died. By November, Castro's forces controlled most of Oriente and Las Villas, and divided Cuba in two by closing major roads and rail lines, severely disadvantaging Batista. Castro admitted that Cuba faced the worst situation short of open war, and that the country might have to resort to subsistence farming. [282] Cuba's economy became even more dependent on Soviet aid, with Soviet subsidies (mainly in the form of supplies of low-cost oil and voluntarily buying Cuban sugar at inflated prices) averaging $4–5 billion a year by the late eighties. In April of that year the U.S. government secretly equipped thousands of Cuban exiles to overthrow Castro’s government; their landing at the Bay of Pigs in April 1961, however, was crushed by Castro’s armed forces. [421][422], For 37 years publicly, Castro only wore olive-green military fatigues, emphasizing his role as the perpetual revolutionary, but in the mid-1990s began wearing dark civilian suits and guayabera in public. In 2008, he retired from the Presidency and adopted an advisory role in the Cuban Government. [300] Gorbachev called for a negotiated end to the conflict and in 1988 organized a quadripartite talks between the USSR, U.S., Cuba and South Africa; they agreed that all foreign troops would pull out of Angola while South Africa agreed to grant independence to Namibia. Fidel “Fidelito” Castro Diaz-Balart was Fidel’s oldest son. [431], His sister Juanita Castro has been living in the United States since the early 1960s, and was an opponent of her brother's regime. In the late 1980s, when the Soviet Union under Mikhail Gorbachev began to undertake democratic reforms and eastern European countries were allowed to slip out of the Soviet orbit, Castro retained a hard-line stance, espousing the discipline of communism. [302] Ignoring calls for liberalization in accordance with the Soviet example, Castro continued to clamp down on internal dissidents and in particular kept tabs on the military, the primary threat to the government. in front of foreign journalists, while Cuba became the first Latin American nation to beat the U.S. to the top of the gold-medal table. Fidel Castro was 90 Years, 3 Months, 12 Days old. "Fidel Castro … Fidel Castro's parents were Angel Castro y Agrgiz and Lina Ruz Gonzalez. Visiting Havana's poorest neighborhoods, he became active in the student anti-racist campaign. [111] Many of Batista's soldiers defected to Castro's rebels, who also benefited from local popular support. In March 2016 Fidel, who seldom had been seen in public in recent years, made a high-profile appearance in print when he responded to U.S. Pres. In the succeeding months, official photos were released of Fidel Castro in private meetings, and in July 2010 he made a public visit to the National Centre for Scientific Research in Havana. He held the title of premier until 1976 and then began a long tenure as president of the Council of State and the Council of Ministers. [32], – Fidel Castro on discovering Marxism, 2009[33], That same year, Grau decided not to stand for re-election, which was instead won by his Partido Auténtico's new candidate, Carlos Prío Socarrás. [45] The Ortodoxo had considerable support and was predicted to do well in the election. [329] In 2001 he attended the Conference Against Racism in South Africa at which he lectured on the global spread of racial stereotypes through U.S. [446] The London Observer stated that he proved to be "as divisive in death as he was in life", and that the only thing that his "enemies and admirers" agreed upon was that he was "a towering figure" who "transformed a small Caribbean island into a major force in world affairs". In a few hours you will be victorious or defeated, but regardless of the outcome – listen well, friends – this Movement will triumph. [400], – Wayne S. Smith, U.S. But once established as Cuba’s leader he began to pursue more radical policies: Cuba’s private commerce and industry were nationalized; sweeping land reforms were instituted; and American businesses and agricultural estates were expropriated. 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