Lincoln Diaz-Balart

Fidel Castro dead: World's most enduring communist dictator held Cuba in his grip for half a century

Fidel Castro dead: World's most enduring communist dictator held Cuba in his grip for half a century

Rarely in history has one man dominated his country with so much personal power for so long. Rarely has one man's death been so eagerly anticipated.

Fidel Castro Ruz, the master manipulator of the late 20th century, the final act in the remarkable life of the world's most enduring communist dictator. His death at age 90, announced by his brother on state television Friday night, will be mourned by loyalists but celebrated by millions as a liberation for Cuba, which he smothered in a tight embrace for half a century.

Cuban's revolutionary leader will be remembered for his Latin-style Marxism, his fist-shaking defiance of the United States, his improvements in health care...

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