Biography of Fidel CastroThe leader of the Cuban revolution, Comandante, the permanent leader of Cuba for more than fifty years - all this is about him the great and terrible Fidel Castro. About this person, probably, everyone knows. About him written countless books and filmed a huge number of documentary films. Someone called him the national leader of Cuba, and someone - one of the most famous dictators in the history of mankind.
Fidel Castro in childhood
The early years of Fidel CastroThe future politician was born in a small town called Biran, Oriente province. His family cultivated sugar cane and owned a small plantation. In 1941, Castro entered college, and graduated with honors.As former classmates and teachers of the political leader say, from the earliest years, Fidel was distinguished by ambitiousness and dedication.
After graduating from college, Fidel decides to continue his studies and goes to Havana, where he enters the law faculty of a local university. After receiving a law degree, in 1950, the future politician opens up a private practice, but the revolutionary mood in the soul of Fidel Castro is still stronger.
Together with other leaders of the Party of the Cuban people, of which he became a member while studying at the university, he often participates in various political actions, and in 1953 takes part in an adventurous attack on one of the largest garrisons of the then head of Cuba - Fulgencio Batista .
Young Fidel Castro
Cuban revolutionLooking ahead, we note that Fidel never left the revolutionary moods. In 1958, Castro returned from South America with his future ally Ernest Che Guevara and a group of armed rebels. This episode played a huge role not only in the life and fate of the future politician, but also in the fate of the entire Cuban people.
Fidel Castro and Che Guevara
However, this was only the beginning.In 1962, on the basis of a preliminary agreement with Moscow, Cuba places Soviet ballistic missiles on its territory. In response, the United States leads to increased readiness of its own army. The whole world freezes on the brink of nuclear war. Collisions can be avoided, but after this point Cuba has never been the same. In 1965, Fidel Castro announced himself the first secretary of the Central Committee of Cuba.
Fidel Castro - the legendary politician
Fidel Castro: PoliticianThe reign of the great Comandante is hardly definable. In the 1960s – 1970s, Cuba is experiencing an unprecedented economic recovery, but this fact is not the result of political actions of the country's leadership, but of free aid from the Soviet Union. Free medicine appears in the country, the level of literacy of the population is growing, and the tourist industry is flourishing. However, opposition attitudes among the people of Cuba remain strong. Even some of his former supporters become opponents of Fidel. Many Cubans are fleeing the country.
The problem moments in the life of Cuba become even more obvious when a political crisis begins in the USSR.Since the mid-80s, the Soviet Union has ceased to provide economic assistance to Cuba, and the country's economy has reached a sharp peak. The once developed state is becoming one of the poorest in the region.
Fidel Castro now rarely appears in public.
Fidel Castro: manInformation about the personal life of the ruler of Cuba is ambiguous, as is his life. In the official biography of Castro indicated that he was in love three times, but popular rumor ascribes to him countless novels.
The first wife of Fidel was a charming blonde (which is a huge rarity for Cuba) Mirta Díaz Ballart. Most notably, her father was a prominent minister in the Batista government.However, despite all the obstacles, in 1948, lovers played a wedding and went on a honeymoon trip to ... USA. Honeymoon parents paid the newlyweds.
Fidel Castro. Outstanding leader
In the fifties, when Fidel was preparing for a revolution, the two spouses began to drift apart. Soon in the life of Castro, another woman will appear - Nati Revuelta, wife of the Havana doctor and an active supporter of the revolution. Some time later, the couple will have a daughter - Alina. Her Fidel Castro officially recognizes only 20 years later, but after escaping her daughter in the United States she will even forbid her to mention her name in her presence. Alina’s memoirs will make it possible to assert that Fidel Castro has at least five more children born to his divorced wife Diviv Soto. It is noteworthy that all their names begin with the letter “A” - Antonio, Alex, Alexander, Angelita, Alejandro.
How Moscow met Fidel in 1963
Death of fidel castroCastro's health problems became known in July 2006, when in July the Cuban leader was hospitalized with bleeding in the intestinal area. For several months he was on the verge of life and death. De facto, the reins passed to his younger brother Raul Castro.
Fidel Castro in the last years of his life
In the photo: Fidel Castro's brother, Raul Castro.
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