Politician

Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro

Born:

Fidel Castro, who was a Cuban Communist Revolutionary and politician born on 13 August 1926, In Cuba.

Family Background:

He was the son of Angel Castro y Argiz and his wife Lina Ruz Gonzalez. He was the third of the seven children of the couple.

Personal Life:

In 1948, He married Mirta Diaz-Balart. The couple was blessed with a son Fidelito in 1949. The couple divorced in 1955. In 1980, He married Dalia Soto del Valle. He had Nine children.

Education:

As a child, he attended various schools, finally enrolling himself at the El Colegio de Belen in Havana. During Academy years, Castro was just an average student but he had a profound liking for sports and excelled in the same. In 1945, Castro enrolled himself at the law school in the University of Havana.

Career:

He joined the University Committee, Which opposed the intervention of the US in the Caribbean and fought for the Independence of Puerto Rico. Falling back upon honesty, decency, and justice, Castro had opposed corruption and openly associated it with US interference. Additionally, Castro had taken the post of the president of the University Committee for Democracy in the Dominican Republic. The committee decided to invade the Dominican Republic and overthrow its right-wing president, Rafael Trujillo, who had been an ally of the US. Graduating in 1950, as a Doctor of Law, Castro began his legal practice. He had started a legal partnership with Jorge Azpiazu and Rafael Resende, focusing on helping poor Cubans assert their rights but poor finances let to the closure of the firm. Castro organized a parallel government alongside that of Batista’s and started building resistance groups in cities and small towns across Cuba. He had enforced some agrarian reforms and controlled provinces with agricultural and manufacturing production. He had accepted the position of Prime Minister of Cuba with the conditions that the power of the Prime Minister should be increased.

Since 1990’s he suffered from various health issues. he had been reported to be suffering from gastrointestinal bleeding. He died on 26 November 2016, At the age of 90.

Unknown Facts:

  • His full name was Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz.
  • As a younger man, his interests included spearfishing, cooking, and reading.
  • When Fidel Castro was 12 years old, he wrote a letter to Franklin Roosevelt and asked for a $10 dollar bill.

Master Store:

  • He became the first foreigner to receive the Order of Lenin – He had been honored with this three times.

Awards and Achievements:

  • He received the Order of Lenin three times.
  • He received the Order of Good Hope honors.

What can we learn from Him??

Like Fidel Castro, Always be Humble with all. Respect everyone. Do your work with passion.

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