Cuban Communist Leader Fidel Castro Is Dead at Age 90
Fidel Castro died last night at 10:29pm after fighting a long-term illness. Castro ruled for over 5 decades after his guerilla forces defeated the Batista regime in 1959 bringing with him a communist revolution.
When Castro took over power he vowed to give the land back to the people of Cuba and to protect the poor. But,
The government quickly imposed a one-party system. Hundreds of people were sent to jail and labour camps as political prisoners. Thousands of mainly middle class Cuban's fled into exile.
Fidel Castro Talked about having "Free Polical Elections" when he took power, but obviously that was not true.