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    Fidel castro Fidel Alejandro Castro was born in Biran, Cuba, he was the third of six children. Fidel Castro was son of a wealthy sugar plantation owner who did most of his business with the American -owned United Fruit Company. Fidel Castro was a well-educated man due to his privilege. He was able to attend a private jesuit school and later in life study law at the University of Havana. In law school Castro became immersed in the atmosphere of cuban nationalism, anti-imperialism, and socialism

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    Fidel Castro When most Americans awoke on January 1, 1959, it was a seemingly ordinary day bearing with it the usual, ordinary routines. Few could have imagined, however, that the day's events would bring about drastic change for the Cuban government; a change that would not only dramatically alter the lives of the Cuban people, it would serve to impose an enormous threat to United States' interests and its national security. To many Americans, January 1 simply marked a new year in time.

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    Biography of Fidel Castro Fidel Castro was born on August 14, 1927 in Mayari, Cuba. His parents were relatively wealthy and owned a sugarcane plantation. During his childhood, he attended private Catholic Schools and graduated to attend the University of Havana in 1945. His teachers immediately noticed Fidel's amazing memory, which he used to memorize entire books. At the university, he majored in law studies and became a member of several groups that opposed the Cuban regime, aiding exiles from

  • Fidel Castro

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    Fidel Castro Ruz was born on August 13, 1926 (some sources give 1927), on his family's sugar plantation near Biran, Oriente, Province. His father was an immigrant from Galcia, Spain. He attended good Catholic schools in Santiago de Cuba and Havana, where he took the sparten regime at a Jesuit boarding school, Colegio de Belen. In 1945 he enrolled at the University of Havana, graduating in 1950 with a law degree. In 1948, he married Mirta Diaz-Balart and divorced her in 1954. Their son, Fidel Castro

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    dictators of these irreverent countries, disagreements that brought the world to the brink of nuclear war. The most recent of these confrontations involved three countries. United States of America, Cuba and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR). Fidel Castro is a Cuban revolutionary, who took control of Cuba in 1959 and established a Communist dictatorship. Castro, who was born in Mayari, became the leader of an underground, anti-government faction. In 1956, he led a rebellion that won increasing

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    Fidel Castro In 1959, a rebel, Fidel Castro, overthrew the reign of Fulgencia Batista in Cuba; a small island 90 miles off the Florida coast. There have been many coups and changes of government in the world since then. Few if any have had the effect on Americans and American foreign policy as this one. In 1952, Sergeant Fulgencia Batista staged a successful bloodless coup in Cuba . Batista never really had any cooperation and rarely garnered much support. His reign was marked by continual

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    Fidel Castro was born on August 13, 1926. He attended Catholic schools before graduating from the University of Havana with a degree in law. Castro was a member of the Ortodoxo Party, a social-democrat party, and strongly criticized the government of Fulgencio Batista. On the 26th of July in 1953, Fidel Castro launched an attack on the Moncada army barracks. It failed, and most involved were killed or captured. Fidel was captured and given a trial, which he used to make his famous speech, "History

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    Fidel Castro The first journey for Christopher Columbus to the "New World" landed him in what we know as present day Cuba. The Spaniards' occupied the island because of the great location and marketable importance that came about in the eighteenth century. Throughout time, Cuba has been under the control of dominant countries, such as Spain and the United States. The colonization process has been the consistent factor in Latin American countries, leaving the colonized without a sense of

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    Politics Information on Che Guevara Fidel Castro once said, “What do Americans know about…a tyrant's atrocities, except in the novels and movies?” (Paterson, 255). It was with the help of this negative attitude that Cuba, in the years after Castro took over, dealt with the United States in terms of trade agreements, military dealings, and government systems (such as communism). When he first came into power, Castro promised to uphold the Cuban Constitution of 1940, which guaranteed citizens

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    Fidel Castro Fidel Castro Ruz was born on August 13, 1926, on his family's sugar plantation near Biran, Oriente province, Cuba. His father, originally an immigrant laborer from Galicia, Spain, became owner of a 23,000-acre plantation. As a boy, Castro worked in the family's sugar cane fields and at 6 years old convinced his parents to send him to school. He attended two Jesuit institutions, the Colegio Lasalle and the Colegio Dolores, both in Santiago. In 1942 he entered the Colegio Belen

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