An unsuccessful coup to stay in jail for two years after he went into exile in Mexico. He returned to Cuba in 1956 and assumed leadership of the revolutionary movement. After finally oust Castro Fulgencio Batista New Year’s Day 1959 took power in Cuba.
In 1961, Castro led his troops against the CIA-backed rebels. To topple them landed in the Bay of Pigs.
Perhaps Castro’s biggest test came in 1962 in front of them when US President John F. Kennedy was a warning to remove Soviet missiles from Cuba
Soviet leader Nikita Croschof and Fidel Castro removed the missiles and the possibility of nuclear war ended.
Many liberal Cubans considered the oppressive dictator.
Fidel Castro was known love for baseball. Teachers College in 1962, in this picture he is seen playing baseball.
After intestinal surgery in 2006, Cuban President Fidel Castro to his brother Raul Castro had handed over their everyday work related to the post. Since it was less visible. In 2008, he officially resigned from the presidency.