Castro led Cuba in a Communist revolution which led to a profound change in the economic and political fortunes of the country. Castro reorganised the economy on Marxist-Leninist principles. He is also criticised by many for the suppression of dissent, lack of democracy and a worsening economy, which has led many Cubans to flee the country.
Early life of Fidel Castro Youth: However, he refused to do so and began to carry a gun and surround himself with armed friends.
I witnessed the spectacle of a totally spontaneous revolution Grau's government stopped the invasion under U. In contrast, his former public criticisms had centered on condemning corruption and U. I was like a blindfolded man in a forest, who doesn't even know where north or south is.
If you don't eventually come to truly understand the history of the class struggleor at least have a clear idea that society is divided between the rich and the poor, and that some people subjugate and exploit other people, you're lost in a forest, not knowing anything.
He came to interpret Cuba's problems as an integral part of capitalist society, or the "dictatorship of the bourgeoisie", rather than the failings of corrupt politicians, and adopted the Marxist view that meaningful political change could only be brought about by proletariat revolution.
Visiting Havana's poorest neighborhoods, he became active in the student anti-racist campaign.
Attracting the attention of the national press, the speech angered the gangs and Castro fled into hiding, first in the countryside and then in the U. Army Chief of staff Malin Craigin Castro co-founded a legal partnership that primarily catered to poor Cubans, although it proved a financial failure.
Declaring himself president, Batista cancelled the planned presidential elections, describing his new system as "disciplined democracy"; Castro was deprived of being elected in his run for office by Batista's move, and like many others, considered it a one-man dictatorship.
If we fail, our action will nevertheless set an example for the Cuban people, and from the people will arise fresh new men willing to die for Cuba. They will pick up our banner and move forward The people will back us in Oriente and in the whole island. As in '68 and '92, here in Oriente we will give the first cry of Liberty or Death!
Castro's militants intended to dress in army uniforms and arrive at the base on 25 July, seizing control and raiding the armory before reinforcements arrived. Reaching the barracks, the alarm was raised, with most of the rebels pinned down by machine gun fire.
Four were killed before Castro ordered a retreat. Castro was sentenced on 16 October, during which he delivered a speech that would be printed under the title of History Will Absolve Me. I am sure this would bring happiness to the Cuban people.
I would not be stopped by the hatred and ill will of a few thousand people, including some of my relatives, half the people I know, two-thirds of my fellow professionals, and four-fifths of my ex-schoolmates — Fidel Castro, Appalled, he raged that he would rather die "a thousand times" than "suffer impotently from such an insult".
It had allowed some political opposition to be voiced, and Castro's supporters had agitated for an amnesty for the Moncada incident's perpetrators. Some politicians suggested an amnesty would be good publicity, and the Congress and Batista agreed.
Backed by the U. Antonio met with Castro in Mexico Citybut Castro opposed the student's support for indiscriminate assassination. At some points, they had to bail water caused by a leak, and at another, a man fell overboard, delaying their journey.
Castro biographer Robert E. Quirk noted that there was "no better place to hide" in all the island.Fidel Castro was born on August 13, In Biran, Oriente province, Cuba, the son of a wealthy landowner and a farm girl.
He was initially home schooled and then sent to Havana to study at the prestigious Colegio de Belen run by Jesuit monks. Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (Spanish: [fiˈðel ˈkastɾo] (listen); 13 August – 25 November ) was a Cuban communist revolutionary and politician who governed the Republic of Cuba as Prime Minister from to and then as President from to A Marxist–Leninist and Cuban nationalist, Castro also served as the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba from Raúl Castro: Raul Castro, head of state of Cuba (acting president –08; president –18), defense minister (–), and revolutionary who played a pivotal role in the 26th of July Movement, which brought his brother Fidel Castro to power in As president he introduced economic reforms.
Fidel Castro is the Cuban prime minister and first secretary of the Communist party of Cuba. A lawyer by training, Castro led the Cuban Revolution and transformed the island into the first communist state in the Western Hemisphere.
Fidel Castro Biography Fidel Castro was a Cuban revolutionary leader who served as the Prime Minister and President of Cuba. This biography offers detailed information on his childhood, life, events, works & timeline. In , Fidel Castro was legally separated from his wife.
A Short Life Account As a child, Castro showed great interest in the history and military affairs of Cuba.