Fidel Castro Death – November 2016
According to NBC News, Cuban state television is reporting that Fidel Castro died on November 25, 2016, at the age of 90.
From Jesse Rodriguez, senior producer of MSNBC’s Morning Joe: “Cuban state-run television announces Fidel Castro died at 7pm local time today. He was 90 years old.”
Rodriguez: “The death of Fidel Castro was announced on Cuban state-run television by his brother, current Cuban leader Raul Castro”
BBC News is also reporting the Cuban state TV report that Castro has died.
VIDEO: France 24 report on the death of Fidel Castro
VIDEO: Al Jazeera report on the death of Fidel Castro
VIDEO: Miami Cuban community celebrates death of Fidel Castro
Reaction To Fidel Castro Death
Evan McMullin, independent presidential candidate: “May Fidel Castro’s passing open the door to more freedom and opportunity for the Cuban people.”
Fidel Castro Death Hoaxes
Castro’s death has often been the subject of hoaxes, especially online where such information and fake news goes viral and spreads quickly.
Within the Cuban exile community in the Miami, Florida region, rumors of Castro’s death have often circulated. The core of opposition to Castro and his oppressive regime has often come from Southern Florida, where many Cuban exiles and their offspring live.
Fidel Castro Biography
Fidel Castro was born August 13, 1926 and died on November 25, 2016.
Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz was a revolutionary who led the Republic of Cuba as Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976 and then as President from 1976 to 2008. His brother, Raul Castro, now serves as President of Cuba.
Castro was a key leader of the 26th of July Movement, along with his brother and Che Guevara. They opposed and overthrew the government of Fulgencio Batista.
Castro was a Communist backed by the USSR (Soviet Union) government in Russia.
The storage of Soviet nuclear missiles in Cuba during Castro’s reign in 1962 created the Cuban Missile Crisis, arguably the closet the world has ever gotten to nuclear war between the United States and Russia.