Early Life: Fidel Castro was a longtime leader of Cuba. Fidel Castro became a symbol of political revolution in the Western Hemisphere. Castro held the title of premier from 1959 until 1976. Fidel Castro Ruz was born on August 13, 1926
Revolutionary: He escaped capture and returned to the university to study law, receiving his degree in 1950. Castro defended the poor, the oppressed, and people who were in political difficulties.
Dictator: Castro brought changes to Cuba. He took control of factories and farms.He permitted no political opposition, however, he did make changes to help the common people.