Cuban leader Fidel Castro

Associated Press
This Oct. 12, 1979 file photo shows Cuban dictator Fidel Castro gesturing as he speaks at the United Nations. Five games into his tenure with the Marlins, motor mouth manager Ozzie Guillen is returning to Miami to explain himself as a backlash builds regarding favorable comments he made about Castro. NnAP Photo/File)

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Fidel Castro, whose revolution seized Cuba in 1959, left office in 2006 due to a life-threatening intestinal condition. His younger brother Raul now serves as president.

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