Fidel Castro dies at 90


HAVANA, CUBA – Former Cuban President Fidel Castro has died at age 90.

His brother and current President Raul Castro announced the news late Friday on state television.

Fidel Castro’s island nation, brought the world to the brink of nuclear war and he defied the power of 10 U.S. presidents during his 50-year rule.

He survived long enough to see his brother, Raul Castro negotiate an agreement with President Barack Obama to move to restore diplomatic ties for the first time since they were severed in 1961. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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