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Castro, Fidel

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishCastro, FidelFidel CastroCas‧tro, Fi‧del /ˈkæstrəʊ, fɪˈdel/  (1926–) the former communist leader of Cuba who led the opposition to the dictator Batista, and forced him to leave the country in 1954. Castro then became prime minister of Cuba, and later its president. He is known for always wearing military clothes and having a long beard. In 2008 he resigned, and his brother Raul became president.
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