Communist Cuban Dictator Fidel Castro Dead At 90, Ruled For Almost 50 Years

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accused of brutally suppressing opposition

Fidel Castro, Cuba's former president and leader of the Communist revolution, has died aged 90, state TV has announced. (Wikipedia)

Fidel Castro, Cuba’s former president and leader of the Communist revolution, has died aged 90, state TV has announced. (Wikipedia image)

(BBC) – 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.

Obituary: Fidel Castro

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.”

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