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Saturday, 26 November 2016
Fidel Castro (August 13, 1926 – November 25, 2016)
Portrait of Fidel Castro in New York in 1955, during an interview.
At the Hotel Excelsior, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Fidel Castro held a brief
news conference, April 30, 1959, in which he said: "Batista [former
dictator Fulgencio Batista] will not come back. He is definitely
destroyed as a politician."
Major Ernesto "Che" Guevara, 34, Argentine hero of the Cuban revolution,
and his bride Aleida, stand before the wedding cake following their
marriage at a civil ceremony at La Cabana Military fortress, March 23,
1959. At the extreme left is Maj. Raul Castro, commander in chief of
the armed forces and brother of Prime Minister Fidel Castro. Next to
Major Castro stands his wife, Vilma Esping.
Cuban leader Fidel Castro speaks during a TV broadcast in Havana in this July 19, 1960 photo.
CUBA - JANUARY 01: Portrait Of Cuba'S Dictator, Fidel Castro, Between 1960 And 1965
Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro looks over the Sierra Maestro
mountains as he revisits the area where his revolution started in this
June 1962 photo in Cuba.
Fidel Castro playing baseball in Mexico City, Mexico after Cuban Anniversary rally, July 26, 1964.
circa 1965: Soviet Secretary General Brezhnev, (Leonid Ilych Brezhnev,
1906-1982) with Cuban leader Fidel Castro. Castro, popular amongst
Russia's youth, received the Hero's Golden Star Of The Soviet Union
during this visit whilst Soviet-Cuban relations were at their peak.
Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro, left, speaks to volleyball players
and newsmen during closing ceremonies of the second Northern Central
American Volleyball Tournament in Havana, Cuba on August 22, 1971. At
right is Rudy Suwara, from Santa Barbara, Calif., a member of the U.S.
Cuban premier Fidel Castro drinking a bottle of Coca-Cola, circa 1972.
Cuban Premier Fidel Castro, right, makes a point as he and Sen. George
McGovern (D-S.D.), visited Jibacoa, a milk-producing town near Havana,
May 8, 1975. Eleanor McGovern, the senator's wife, is seen at center.
HAVANA, CUBA: Cuban Prime Secretary of the Cuban Communist party and
President of the State Council Fidel Castro addresses crowd in 1975 in
Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro responds to a question from Barbara
Walters during a news conference granted to members of the U.S. press
covering Senator George McGovern's trip to Cuba, in Havana, May 7, 1975.
Cuban leader Fidel Castro is shown in this July 10, 1977 photo.
American television journalist Walter Cronkite listens to Cuban
President Fidel Castro talk as they sit closely together, February 14,
Cuban President Fidel Castro (C) poses with Nicaraguan President Daniel
Ortega (R) and Nicaraguan vice-president Sergio Ramirez, on January 11,
1985, during the inauguration of the "Victoria de Julio" sugar mill in
In a file photo Fidel Castro exhales cigar smoke during a March 1985 interview at his presidential palace in Havana.
Under portraits of the martyrs of the Revolution Mella, Cienfuegos, Che
Guevara, Cuban Pres. Fidel Castro delivers his closing address before
the Cuban and Foreign delegates of the third Cuban Communist Party
Congress in Havana February 8, 1986.
Cuban President Fidel Castro makes a point during a news conference at
the Convention Palace in Havana Tuesday, April 3, 1990.
Cuban President Fidel Castro speaks at a press conference given for japanese journalists, 18 April 1990, in Havana.
HAVANA, CUBA - APRIL 7: President of Cuba Fidel Castro gestures in the
residence of Italian Ambassador to Cuba April 7, 1995 in Havana, Cuba.
Cuban athletes surround Cuban leader Fide Castro to sing Happy Birthday
in recognition of Castro's 65th birthday in Havana on August 13, 1991.
Cuban President Fidel Castro and Raul Castro's wife Vilma Espin,
secretary of the Cuban women's federation attend a during a rally to
press for the return of Elian Gonzalez in Havana, Wednesday March 8,
2000. The 6-year-old boy was found on Thanksgiving Day adrift, clinging
to an inner tube, and was at the center of a custody battle involving
his relatives in Miami and his father, Juan Miguel Gonzalez, with whom
he was eventually reunited in Cuba.
Cuban president Fidel Castro visits the Marcelo Salado school to
celebrate Elian Gonzalez''s seventh birthday December 6, 2000 in
Cardenas City, Cuba.
Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn, left, are welcomed
by Cuban leader Fidel Castro as they begin their visit of a
Biotechnology center in Havana, Cuba, Monday, May 13, 2002. Carter was
the first U.S. head of office, in or out of office, to visit communist
Cuba since the 1959 revolution that put Castro in power.
In a file photo Cuba's President Fidel Castro laughs after mistakenly
saying Uruguay instead of Paraguay during his speech before a hand drawn
poster of Cuban poet Jose Marti in Asuncion, Paraguay on Saturday
Cuban President Fidel Castro, left, and his brother, Minister of Defense
Raul Castro, attend a Cuban Parliament session in the Palace of
Conventions in this July 1, 2004, file photo in Havana, Cuba.
Picture dated June 2005 shows Cuban President Fidel Castro.
Fidel Castro, right, attends a special session of parliament as his wife
Delia Soto del Valle stands by and Parliament President Ricardo Alarcon
looks on in Havana, Cuba, Saturday Aug. 7, 2010, shortly before his
Former Cuban President Fidel Castro attends a meeting for the 50th
Anniversary of the Committees of Defense of the Revolution (CDR)
September 28, 2010 in Havana.
Fidel Castro, left, and Cuba's President Raul Castro attend the 6th
Communist Party Congress in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday April 19, 2011.
Former Cuban president Fidel Castro gestures during the final session of
the 6th Cuban Communist Party Congress, on April 19, 2011 at the
Convention Palace in Havana.
In this photo released by the state media website Cubadebate, Cuba's
leader Fidel Castro speaks during a meeting with intellectuals and
writers at the International Book Fair in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Feb. 10
Handout picture released on September 26, 2016 by Cuban official website
cubadebate.cu showing Cuban former president Fidel Castro (R) shaking
hands with the wife of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Cheng Hong (L) during
a meeting in Havana on September 25, 2016.