Facts You Didn’t Know About Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro was a Cuban politician, dictator and revolutionary who ruled the Republic of Cuba as Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976 and so as President from 1976 to 2008. Politically a Marxist–Leninist and Cuban nationalist, he conjointly served as the 1st Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba from 1961 till 2011. Under his administration Cuba became a one-sided socialist state, industry and business nationalized and state socialist reforms enforced throughout society.

Fidel Castro

Let’s see some facts about him!

Facts You Didn’t Know About Fidel Castro:-

  1. Fidel Alejandro Fidel Castro Ruz was born August 13, 1926 in Cuba.

    Fidel Castro

    Fidel Castro

  2. Castro was born out of wedlock at his father’s farm on August 13, 1926. His father, Ángel Fidel Castro y Argiz, was a migrant to Cuba from Galicia, Northwest Spain.
  3. Castro had become financially successful by growing sugar cane at Las Manacas farm in Birán, Oriente Province and after the collapse of his 1stwedding. He took his household servant, Lina Ruz González – also of Spanish origin, as his mistress and later on second wife.
  4. Along that they had seven children, among them Fidel.

    Fidel Castro

    Fidel Castro

  5.  Aged six, Fidel Castro was sent to live along with his teacher in Santiago de Cuba, before being baptized into the Roman Catholic Church at the age of eight.
  6. Being baptized enabled Fidel Castro to attend the La Salle boarding school in Santiago. Wherever he regularly misbehaved, thus he sent to the privately funded, Jesuit-run Dolores school in Santiago.
  7. In 1945 he transferred to the a lot of prestigious Jesuit-run El Colegio de Belén in Havana.

    Fidel Castro

    Fidel Castro

  8. AlthoughFidel Castro took an interest in history, geography and debating at Belén, he did not excel academically, instead devoting much of his time to enjoying sport.
  9.  In 1945, Fidel Castro began studying law at the University of Havana.
  10.  Admitting he was “politically illiterate”, he became embroiled in student activism. And therefore the violent gangsterism culture within the university.

    Fidel Castro

    Fidel Castro

  11. Passionate about anti-imperialism and opposing U.S. intervention within the Caribbean. He also unsuccessfully campaigned for the presidency of the Federation of University Students on a platform of “honesty, decency and justice”.
  12.  Fidel Castro became critical of the corruption and violence of President Ramón Grau’s government, delivering a public speech on the topic in Nov 1946 that received coverage on the front page of many newspapers.
  13.  In 1947, Fidel Castro joined the Party of the Cuban people (Partido Ortodoxo), based by veteran politician Eduardo Chibás.

    Fidel Castro

    Fidel Castro

  14.  A attractive figure, Chibás advocated social justice, honest government, and political freedom, whereas his party exposed corruption and demanded reform. Though Chibás lost the election, Fidel Castro remained committed to working on his behalf.
  15.  Student violence escalated when Grau employed gang leaders as cops. Fidel Castro soon received a death threat urging him to leave the university, refusing he began carrying a gun and surrounding himself with armed friends.

    Fidel Castro

    Fidel Castro

  16. After a year’s imprisonment, hence traveled to Mexico wherever he formed a revolutionary group, the 26th of July Movement, with his brother Raúl Fidel Castro and che guevara.

    Fidel Castro

    Fidel Castro

  17. Returning to Cuba, since Castro Ruz took a key role in the revolution by leading the Movement in a very guerrilla war against Batista’s forces from the Sierra Maestra. After Batista’s overthrow in 1959, Fidel Castro assumed military and political power as Cuba’s Prime Minister.

The world woke up to the shocking news of the death of the Cuban revolutionary leader, Castro. Since he was 90 years old. Castro, the enduring figure who sparked the cold war and turned Cuba into a socialist enclave will continuously be remembered. Also tell us what you think about

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