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#Cuba: Fidel Castro dies aged 90

Fidel Castro arrives MATS Terminal, Washington, D.C 1959

Cuban State TV has annouced that former leader Fidel Castro has died aged 90. Fidel Castro died at 7pm local time today.

Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz commonly known as Fidel Castro, was a Cuban politician and revolutionary who governed the Republic of Cuba as Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976 and then as President from 1976 to 2008. 

Politically a Marxist–Leninist and Cuban nationalist, he also served as the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba from 1961 until 2011. Under his administration Cuba became a one-party communist state; industry and business were nationalized, and state socialist reforms implemented throughout society.

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