Fidel Castro

How did Fidel Castro gain control of Cuba?

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August 08, 2010 4:18PM

Fidel Castro gained control of Cuba by "overthrowing" the Cuban

dictator Flugencio Batista in 1959. His efforts to overthrow the

government in the early 1950's was to large extent a failure, and

led to him being imprisoned. He did not serve his full term in

prison as he was "pardoned" by Batista. He went in exile in Latin

America where he joined forces with Che Guevara, who eventually

helped him to overthrow Batista. Castro adopted the ideology of

Jose Marti, as he was and still is anti-American.

Fulgencio Batista

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