Fidel Castro, Cuba’s former president and leader of the island nation’s mid-20th century Communist revolution, passed away Saturday at age 90, state TV announced. After leading a guerrilla coup against Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista, Castro ruled the country as a one-party state for four-plus decades before stepping down in 2008 due to illness, handing over the reins to his younger brother Raúl. The Cuban dictator was a long-time foe of the United States throughout the Cold War, having established the first and only communist country in the western hemisphere, setting up the island as a focal point of multiple international incidents.
Fidel Castro is dead!
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