Castro, Fidel, 1926-

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"Political leader of Cuba (from 1959) who transformed his country into the first communist state in the Western Hemisphere. Castro became a symbol of communist revolution in Latin America. He held the title of premier until 1976, when he became president of the Council of State and the Council of Ministers."-- "Castro, Fidel." Encyclopaedia Britannica. 2008. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online. 14 Feb. 2008 .

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