The former Prime Minister and President of Cuba, Fidel Castro is best known in the popular culture as a Cuban revolutionist, rebellion, and Marxist. While in his reign, Republic of Cuba became a one-party socialist state. Fidel Castro death has been a subject of national mourning. Fidel Castro quotes have lived on even after his death.
Fidel Castro was a prominent Cuban revolutionary and politician who is known best to have been the 16th Prime Minister and 17th President of Cuba. Fidel Castro had been a blessing to Cuba while defying the United States under his office. Fidel Castro death on 25th November 2016 has antagonized many Cubans. The details of quintessentially totalitarian, Fidel Castro funeral, death, children, quotes can be found on numerous social media sites.
Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz was born on December 2, 1976, in Birán, Holguin Province, Cuba to father Ángel Castro y Argiz who was Spanish. Castro spent most of his childhood with his six siblings. Fidel was bapatized at the age of eight. He was sent to live in Santiago de Cuba with his teacher.
Castro went on to attend La Salle boarding school in Santiago, and then Dolores School. Later he joined El Colegio de Belén in Havana. Soon, Castro attended University of Havana where he became politically involved while studying law. At the time, the government was run by the infamous President Ramón Grau. Castro was an anti-imperalist and did not support the government. He soon joined the Party of the Cuban People in 1947. Castro began gaining wide fame when he returned from Colombia and protested against the government attempts to raise bus fares.
Castro began his Cuban revolution among Oriente’s needy cane cutters to encourage rebellions with a group called ‘TheMovement’. He was sentenced to 15 years of prison time. Castro renamed his group to “26th of July Movement”. Castro and his brother, Raul had to leave the country in 1955 to evade prison during the violent times. After meeting with Marxist-Lennisnt, Ernesto “Che” Guevara, Castro took his path. Castro instigated the Guerilla war in 1956 which eventually ended in 1959. After much pressure and violence, the Prime Minister José Miró Cardona had to resign. He later went on to join the anti-Castro movement.
Castro became the Prime Minister of Cuba on 16th February 1959. Castro’s government was set to overturn the poor standard of living of the Cuban people. He focused on education, tourism, poverty, economy and eventually the overall development of Cuba. However, during the time, the relationship between Cuba and United States were stained due to the Cold War between US and USSR. The US had unsuccessfully tried to assassinate Castro to overthrow his government.
Castro eventually went on to become the 17th President of Cuba on 2nd December 1976. He stayed in the office until 24th February 2008. He was succeeded by his brother, Raul Castro.
Castro was married to his first wife Mirta Diaz-Balart from 1948 to 1955. Together the couple had a son named Fidel Ángel “Fidelito” Castro Díaz-Balart. While still married to Mirta, Castro had an affair with Natalia “Naty” Revuelta Clews. Fidel Castro children, Alina Fernández Revuelta, Francisca Pupo, Jorge Ángel Castro have come from either his affairs or one night stands. Castro then went on to get married to his second wife, Juanita Castro in 1980. With her, Fidel Castro children, Dalia Soto del Valle — Antonio, Alejandro, Alexis, Alexander “Alex”, and Ángel Castro Soto del Valle were born. Fidel Castro children have been doing great in their respective fields. In the 1950’s Castro was also taken as a sex symbol in Cuba.
Fidel Castro has been honored a number of times with different awards. In the 1960s and 1970s, Castro was honored with International Lenin Prize for Strengthening Peace Among Peoples, Hero of the Soviet Union, Order of the Star of the Romanian Socialist Republic, First Class, Grand Star of People’s Friendship, Grand Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta, and various other Jubliee Medals. Fidel has won the Dimitrov Prize, Ubuntu Award, Dominica Award of Honour, among others. Castro was the recipient of Confucius Peace Prize, Lenin Peace Prize, and many other oders of Mert from different countries. Fidel Castro quotes have gained wide recognition in the popular culture.
Fidel Castro passed away on the night of 25th November 2016 in Havana, Cuba. The reasons of Fidel Castro’s death have not been disclosed. He had already been suffering from many illnesses since 2006. Fidel Castro funeral was held in Santiago de Cuba and his ashes were placed in Santa Ifigenia Cemetery. Fidel Castro death was an international event where some political commentators showed their appreciation to his rebellious attitude while others shed light to the same attitude which caused mayhem to the US government. Fidel Castro death sparked rage and emotions in Cuba. Fidel Castro death was followed by nine-day mourning in Cuba.