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Fidel Castro dead at 90, Cuban state TV announces

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BBC News

Fidel Castro, Cuba's former president and leader of the Communist revolution, has died aged 90, state TV has announced.
It provided no further details.

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".


This was apparently just revealed by the Cuban government only a few minutes ago, and the consensus is that the message is true. Fidel Castro, leader of the Cuban communist revolution and a dictator of Cuba for nearly 5 decades has died from unknown causes. This is still very early on so I do not have any other details. I am curious of your opinion on the man, as he has always been a controversial figure.

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oh yeah! i heard about this and it was funny how cuba had celebrated had celebated his death. :flapper:

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