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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

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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