VIDEO : Cuba's Fidel Castro Dies Aged 90

Sat Nov 26, 2016 09:00:31

Cuba's former leader Fidel Castro has died aged 90.

Alalam - America

The legendary leader of the Cuban revolution, Fidel Castro, has died, the Cuban president and his brother has announced. He was 90.

“The commander in chief of the Cuban revolution died at 22:29 this evening,” President Raul Castro announced on national television on Saturday.

Castro famously led a guerrilla campaign that gained popular support and ousted Cuban dictator General Fulgencio Batista on January 1, 1959.

He ruled Cuba for five decades, until 2006, when he temporarily ceded power to his brother Raul because he had to undergo surgery. The transfer of power became official in 2008.


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