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Fidel Castro, Communist Former Leader of Cuba, Dies at 90

Fidel Castro, who established a communist regime in Cuba that survived the collapse of the Soviet Union, inspired revolutionary movements and brought two superpowers close to nuclear war before stepping down after 49 years in power, has died. He was 90.

The former leader died at 10:29 p.m. Friday local time, his brother, President Raul Castro, who has ruled the country since 2006, said on state media Nov. 25. He will be cremated early on Saturday and the government set a funeral for Dec. 4. – READ MORE