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Fidel Castro was born August 13, 1926 in Oriente province, in eastern Cuba, to a prosperous landowning family.
Fidel Castro holds a number of formal titles: Maximum Leader of the Revolution, Commander in Chief of the Cuban Armed Forces, President of the Republic, Chairman of the Council of State, Chairman of the Council of  Ministers, First Secretary of the Communist Party, and is also a member of the National Assembly.
Fidel Castro certainly has shown daring and initiative in his exercise of  power, and has been willing to take great risks when he was convinced that there will be significant gains in the gamble.
www.soc.duke.edu /~nvaldes/Cuba/fidel.htm   (2411 words)

 Fidel Castro - Staatsmann oder Schurke?
Castro wird von unterschiedlichen internationalen Organisationen vorgeworfen, Verletzungen der Menschenrechte in Kuba zumindest zu dulden.
Castros Gesundheitszustand wird von der Weltöffentlichkeit argwöhnisch beobachtet.
Eines ist sicher: Castro ist alt und der "Máximo Líder" kann nicht ewig regieren.
www.fidel-castro.de   (414 words)

 Fidel Castro, Dictator of the Month December, 2004
Castro's economic policies had caused some concerns in Washington that Castro was a Communist with an allegiance to the Soviet Union.
Castro claims that, during the Cold War, the United States engaged in a variety of covert, and often deadly attacks against Cuba in order to weaken the entire country as a way of weakening Castro's government.
Opposition to Castro's regime is thus frequently portrayed as illegitimate, and the result of an ongoing conspiracy fostered solely by Cubans with ties to the United States or the CIA.
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 Fidel Castro
Fidel Castro, the illegitimate son of a successful Creole sugar plantation owner, was born in Cuba in 1926.
Castro was lucky that the lieutenant who arrested him ignored orders to have him executed and instead delivered him to the nearest civilian prison.
Fidel's compulsive urge for personal control of whatever undertaking struck his fancy was not motivated by a mere lust for power but by the conviction that he was especially endowed with the wisdom for fulfilling the mission.
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 BBC NEWS | Americas | Castro: Profile of the great survivor
Fidel Castro and his brother Raul survived, but were imprisoned.
Castro's bond with Khrushchev alienated the US He was soon snubbed by US President Dwight Eisenhower and claimed he was driven into the arms of the Soviet Union and its leader, Nikita Khrushchev.
Fidel Castro retains his ability to rattle and irritate the US, lately engaging in a diplomatic tussle with the US Interests Section over a propaganda display outside the building.
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 American Experience | Fidel Castro | People & Events | PBS
Castro's anti-American outburst was partially a response to American policy toward the Batista regime.
Fidel Castro came of age in a remote region of Cuba dominated by two sugar mills, the Preston and the Boston, owned by the United Fruit Company, a symbol of American dominance in Latin America.
Castro's Jesuit teachers imbued the young Fidel with the idea of Hispanidad, stressing the superiority of Spanish values of honor and pride as opposed to the materialistic values of the Anglo-Saxon world.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/amex/castro/peopleevents/p_castro.html   (794 words)

 VOA News - Cuba's Fidel Castro Appears on State Television After Long Absence
Castro looked alert and healthy as he sat dressed in a red, white, and blue track suit answering an interviewer's questions.
Castro said simply, "Here I am." Answering rumors that he has been near death, he said nobody knows when he or she is going to die.
Castro has not appeared in public since July of 2006, when he handed over power to his brother Raul before undergoing intestinal surgery.
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  Fidel Castro - MSN Encarta
Castro’s education began in the local public schools near the neighboring town of Mayarí, where his classmates were the children of laborers.
Castro declared that the young rebels stood for a return to democracy as established in the suspended 1940 Constitution, agrarian reform, the recovery of resources stolen by government officials and their friends, educational reform, profit sharing with laborers, and public housing provisions.
Castro was found guilty of conspiring to overthrow the Batista government and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
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 Fidel Castro
Fidel Castro is well known as the leader of the Cuban revolution, a socialist and a strong political leader.
Castro's foreign policy also includes the support of revolutionary groups in other countries, like Nicaragua, Bolivia and El Salvador, and his main foreign goal is advocating liberation from the fewer wealthier nations' dominion over the poorer.
In a speech, Fidel Castro said that he knew no solution for the financial crisis, but promised the people to not surrender to a capitalist system enforced by a stronger wealthier nation, but to help the crisis, he allowed for some free trading and investments of other nations in Cuba.
www.hyperhistory.net /apwh/bios/b4fcastro12am.htm   (1082 words)

 ::Fidel Castro::
Fidel Castro, leader of Cuba since 1959, was born in 1926 in Biran, Cuba.
Castro argued that they were for defensive purposes and that Cuba was entitled to place on its soil whatever it chose to.
According to one of Castro’s personal assistants the plot must have had an impact as Castro ordered that his underwear be burned after each wear in case they were impregnated with poison while being laundered.
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 Fidel Castro
Castro escaped to the mountains, but was captured and sentenced to fifteen years in prison.
Castro’s government initially had the backing of most of the Cuban people, but many of his supporters were soon alienated.
Castro opened the port of Mariel to anyone who wanted to leave, but he was surprised and embarrassed by the number of people who accepted his offer.
www.mrdowling.com /710-castro.html   (526 words)

 Fidel Castro, News & Rumors, Death Watch, Bio, Pictures, Quotes
Born Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz on August 13, 1926 and raised in the Oriente Province in Cuba, young Fidel was educated in Catholic schools, and later at the University of Havana where he studied law.
Imprisoned, then released under a general amnesty in 1955, Castro was exiled to Mexico and there helped organize the 26th July movement, named for the date of the first unsuccessful revolution.
However, some reports had pointed to stomach cancer as the cause for Castro's most recent stay in a Havana hospital, with other news dispatches saying that the aging leader was slowly recovering from a benign intestinal complication.
www.chiff.com /pop-culture/news-people/fidel-castro.htm   (886 words)

 Fidel Castro Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Fidel Castro was born August 13, 1926, in Mayari municipality, province of Oriente.
Fidel Castro was a vocal opponent of the dictator "Fulgencio Batista".
Fidel Castro was later granted amnesty in 1955.
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 Urban Legends Reference Pages: Fidel Castro
According to this rumor, Castro was scouted as a possible pitcher by several major league baseball teams while he was a college player in Havana.
Let it be known here that Fidel Castro was never scouted by any major-league team, and is not known to have enjoyed the kind of success in baseball that could have brought a scout's attention to him.
Cubans know that Fidel Castro was no ballplayer, though he dressed himself in the uniform of a spurious, tongue-in-cheek team called Barbudos (Bearded Ones) after he came to power in 1959 and played a few exhibition games.
www.snopes.com /sports/baseball/castro.asp   (925 words)

 Fidel Castro | The News is NowPublic.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
"Fidel's days may definitely be numbered.Reuters:Cuban leader Fidel Castro is in serious condition after a series of three failed operations on his large intestine for diverticulitis, or inflamed bulge in the...
Fidel Castro, Cuba's dictator, gave a live conversation with Hugo Chavez, president of Venezuela, to prove he is still alive and well.
A joke heard among Miami residents is that Castro is like a cockroach...
www.nowpublic.com /fidel_castro_1   (130 words)

 Fidel Castro Biography - The Free Information Society
Fidel Castro was born on August 13, 1926 in Mayari, Cuba.
When Fidel returned to Cuba, he formed a socialist economy, putting the country at odds with the United States in the middle of the cold war.
Fidel united Cuba with fellow Marxist leaders in the Soviet Union and China, gaining military aid and economic assistance.
www.freeinfosociety.com /site.php?postnum=48   (920 words)

 Public Diplomacy for Cuba at Fidel Castro's Last Gasp
According to former Castro official Alcibiades Hidalgo, its mission is to prepare for "War of All the People" and enforce martial law in case of Fidel's incapacitation or death, but not much more.
While it would be uncharacteristic for them to bid either Castro brother ill, it would be appropriate for their leaders to wish the Cuban people strength in creating a vibrant free society in which all citizens can realize their dreams.
It may be that the lights have dimmed on Fidel Castro's stage, the curtain is closing, and the microphone is finally off.
www.heritage.org /Research/LatinAmerica/wm1188.cfm   (955 words)

 Cuba-Junky | Fidel Castro Ruz
Castro intended to campaign for a parliamentary seat in the election of 1952 but General Fulgencio Batista overthrew the government of President Carlos Prio Socarras in a coup d'etat and canceled the election.
Castro went to court and charged the dictator with violating the constitution.
Castro tried unsuccessfully to oppose the military dictatorship by peaceful means.
www.cuba-junky.com /cuba/fidel-castro.html   (718 words)

 CNN Cold War - Profile: Fidel Castro Ruz
Castro first challenged the Batista regime in court, but in 1953 organized an unsuccessful rebel force.
Castro and his followers next began a guerrilla war against the corrupt and by now very unpopular Batista regime.
The Cuban Missile Crisis, during which Castro's influence was very limited, brought the world as close to the brink of nuclear war as it has ever been.
www.cnn.com /SPECIALS/cold.war/kbank/profiles/castro   (490 words)

 Castro Reported to Have Cancer | TIME
Ever since President Fidel Castro was sidelined for what was said to be abdominal surgery last July, Cuban officials have maintained that the country's leader will return to his post.
Yet the fact that the Cuban government removed Castro from the public stage before his death could suggest that Castro and his would-be successors were aware of a terminal condition and wanted to gauge public reaction to his absence.
Fidel's brother Raul, 75, has been acting president since Fidel went into the hospital and has given no indication that he will change the policies of the isolated Communist government that has tormented the U.S. since taking power in 1959.
www.time.com /time/world/article/0,8599,1543828,00.html   (649 words)

 FOXNews.com - Fidel Castro Says Health Stable in Statement Read on State Television - International News | News of the ...
HAVANA —; Fidel Castro said in a statement read on state television Tuesday that his health is stable and he is in good spirits after undergoing surgery to stop intestinal bleeding.
Castro said in a letter read live by his secretary, Carlos Valenciaga, that extreme stress "had provoked in me a sharp intestinal crisis with sustained bleeding that obligated me to undergo a complicated surgical procedure." Castro did not appear on the broadcast.
Castro, who took control of Cuba in 1959, resisted repeated U.S. attempts to oust him and survived communism's demise elsewhere, also said in the statement that he was temporarily handing over leadership of the Communist Party to his younger brother.
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Castro's Revolution was a stealth revolution, done in stages, dividing and conquering till he had the whole prize.
Now the Castro regime, needing new pretext for mass-jailings and the cowing of the population, turned it's police loose on "anti-social elements," on "deviants" and on "delinquents." Youths were the target here, with special emphasis on long-hairs, rock and roll listeners and--especially-- homosexuals.
Castro had saddled Rebel army Comandante Camilo Cienfuegos with the unhappy task of arresting his friend Huber Matos after the latter's "treason." Cienfuegos was right up there with the Castro brothers and Che in the Revolutionary hierarchy.
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Fidel entered Havana University at 19 years of age, in the Faculty of law.
Fidel was not insane, yet his character was built upon such complexities, such contradictions, and such unpredictability.
Fidel Castro was not only the Cuban Revolutionary we know him to be.
home.snu.edu /~dwilliam/s98/cuba/Castro.html   (399 words)

 Fidel Castro
Fidel Castro was born near Mayari Cuba in 1926.
Castro was captured and sentenced to fifteen years in prison.
In the end, Castro had little effect on the outcome of the crisis and felt betrayed by the U.S.S.R. The crisis solved few of Cuba's problems and left the country to deal with the United States alone.
library.thinkquest.org /11046/people/castro.html   (429 words)

 Fidel Castro News - The New York Times
Fidel Castro, Cuba's fiery revolutionary patriarch and an international icon of rebellion, became ill in 2006, underwent surgery and has not been seen in public since then.
General del Valle was a doctor in Fidel Castro’s rebel army in the late 1950s and the army chief of staff during the 1962 Cuban missile crisis.
Fidel Castro looked healthier and more alert on Tuesday in his first television interview since life-threatening bowel surgery sidelined him from power 10 months ago.
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 Fidel Castro | Family And Twist
Castro, nearing thirty, was now a politician without a legitimate platform and thus he broke away from the Partido Ortodoxo to marshal legal arguments based on the Constitution of 1940 to formally charge Batista with violating the constitution.
Castro’s appearance on Cubavision October 28, 2006On July 31, 2006, Castro delegated his duties as President of the Council of state, President of the Council of Ministers, First Secretary of the Cuban Communist Party and the post of commander in chief of the armed forces to his brother Raúl Castro.
Castro wore a dark blue business suit (in contrast to his fatigues) in his public meetings with the Pope and treated him with reverence and respect.[136] With Castro and other senior Cuban officials in the front row at a mid-morning Mass, the pope delivered a ringing call for pluralism in Cuba.
www.familyandtwist.com /fidel-castro   (7555 words)

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