Ex-Cuban president Fidel Castro dies aged 90

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Fidel Castro, Cuba's former president and leader of the Communist revolution, has died aged 90, state TV has announced.

Fidel Castro ruled Cuba as a one-party state for almost half a century before handing over the powers to his brother Raul in 2008.

His supporters praised him as a man who had given Cuba back to the people. But his opponents accused him of brutally suppressing opposition.

In April, Fidel Castro gave a rare speech on the final day of the country's Communist Party congress.

He acknowledged his advanced age but said Cuban communist concepts were still valid and the Cuban people "will be victorious". (BBC)

 

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  • RIP... Saturday, 26 November 2016 12:27 PM

    RIP...comrade... a man with a spine..whom the US couldnt bend... via DM Android App

    ANTON Saturday, 26 November 2016 12:56 PM

    ADIOS AMIGO ...... RIP SIR, GREAT LATIN AMERICAN WHO DID NOT LICK THE BOOT OF WHITES.

    David G A Saturday, 26 November 2016 01:03 PM

    Well said. Great man of common man

    Gayan Saturday, 26 November 2016 01:29 PM

    Great fighter. RIP.

    Hitapangmachan Saturday, 26 November 2016 01:38 PM

    great man USA will be more happy nowadays need him via DM iOS App

    Saman Nanayakkara Saturday, 26 November 2016 02:48 PM

    Great revolutionary who dedicated his life not only serving his country but to whole world.Fidel was One of the greatest icon in the 20th CenturyThanks for all your support to the world " Commandante en Jefe"

    Suraj Liyanage Saturday, 26 November 2016 03:08 PM

    Great header who is an example for whole world. My horned respect for you sir.

    Munawwar Saturday, 26 November 2016 03:24 PM

    The Icon of people friendly leadership has departed. RIP, Sir!


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