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People stand in the street after nightclubs were closed by authorities in Havana, Cuba, early Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016. Former President Fidel Castro, who led a rebel army to improbable victory in Cuba, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power

People stand in the street after nightclubs were closed by authorities in Havana, Cuba, early Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016. Former President Fidel Castro, who led a rebel army to improbable victory in Cuba, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power

Cuban President Raul Castro announced the death of his brother former Cuban President Fidel Castro late Friday.

Fidel Castro’s communist government survived a U.S.-backed invasion of Cuban exiles, a superpower missile crisis, assassination plots and decades of U.S. economic sanctions. But Castro lived long enough to see Washington announce the re-establishment of full diplomatic relations with Havana and the subsequent visit by a U.S. president to the island in March 2016.

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