Fidel castro 1926-2016: the cuban leader's life and times in pictures previous slide next slide 1 of 34 view all skip ad fidel castro has died at the age of 90.
Fidel alejandro castro ruz was born on 13 august 1926, the illegitimate son of a wealthy farmer, angel maría bautista castro y argiz, who had emigrated to cuba from spain his mother, lina ruz gonzález was a farm servant who became his father’s mistress, and later, after fidel’s birth, his wife. Fidel castro 1926-2016: the cuban leader's life and times in pictures. Fidel castro was greeted by soviet leader nikita khrushchev on the floor of the un general assembly in september 1960 (file photo/the new york times) file -- premier nikita khrushchev of the soviet union and prime minister fidel castro of cuba embrace on the floor of the united nations general assembly sept 20, 1960.
The late former president of cuba, dr fidel castro, was a great man, a marxist extraordinary, a human rights lawyer, a revolutionary, an anti-imperialist, anti-colonialist freedom fighter and the commander of the. News about fidel castro commentary and archival information about fidel castro from the new york times nytimescom no longer supports internet explorer 9 or earlier. The life and times of fidel castro (life & times of) [esther selsdon] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers an account of the life and times of the man who has been the leader of cuba since 1959.
The times’s coverage of fidel castro articles include an exclusive times interview with the young guerrilla leader in 1957 and coverage of the revolution, the bay of pigs invasion and the 1962 missile crisis.
Fidel castro and the moment of departure amid a vast archive of cuban photos, two children of exile search for meaning when the revolution was young and fidel castro was portrayed in ordinary, everyday moments. To meet fidel castro was to notice, first of all, his sheer physical presence he was tall, erect and had a high, domed forehead that made him look naturally imperious he was strong: as a youth he was awarded a prize as the best all-round sportsman in cuba.
To meet fidel castro was to notice, first of all, his sheer physical presence he was tall, erect and had a high, domed forehead that made him look naturally imperious he was strong: as a youth. Cuban president fidel castro expresses his joy in meeting former south african president nelson mandela at mandela's office in johannesburg on september 2, 2001 file photo | yoav lemmer | afp cuban president fidel castro tries on a pair of sunglasses as he talks to the media in havana during the ix iberoamerican summit on november 16, 1999.