Fidel Castro dies aged 90
Fidel Castro was a South American revolutionary who together with Che Guevara freed the people of Cuba from the despotic and corrupt Mafia controlled rule of Fulgencio Batista in the late 1950's.
|Ernesto "Che" Guevara|
|Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz|
|Fulgencio Batista Zaldívar|
Castro created a socialist society in Cuba building schools, hospitals and public utilities and improving living standards, providing free health care and education and improving adult literacy. Against a background of perpetual American sanctions and embargo's in place for almost 50 years, together with numerous assassination attempts, Castro maintained programmes which have led to Cuba now having first-world levels of literacy and life expectancy.
Loved or hated the world over, Fidel Castro was a giant on the Latin American and world political stage.
Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz August 1926 – November 2016.