Fidel Castro dies aged 90

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Fidel Castro, the former President of Cuba has died at the age of 90.

He was the leader of Cuba for over 50 years making him one of the world’s longest serving leaders.

Cuba is a small island in the Caribbean, not far from the south coast of the USA, near Florida.
Throughout his time in power Castro and Cuba were often seen as an enemy to America because of his political beliefs and the way he ran the country. This caused many problems between the two countries.

Who was Fidel Castro?
Fidel Castro was born in 1926 in Cuba.

As a young man he disagreed with the way Cuba was run. He bought together an army and seized control of Cuba, promising to help the many poor people in the country.

Castro made sure his government had no opposition and refused to hold elections or let anyone oppose him.
He sent many people to jail as political prisoners. Lots of people who opposed his rule fled the country.

His critics say the way he has ruled the country is unfair and that he is a dictator. A dictator is someone who won’t let anyone challenge there control of a country.

Other people say, he helped Cuba for the better and improved the lives of the many poor people living there.

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  1. thats sooo sad. if he could live a little longer that would be great. but when the time comes the time comes. not every one can live forever.

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