Former President, Fidel Castro has passed at the age of 90 years old.
Raul Castro has announced that the leader of communist revolution died at 22:29 hours this evening. Fidel Castro was the leader of Cuba when it was a one-party state.
As a one party state, Fidel Castro was the leader of Cuba close to about 50 years. Although his followers say that he had returned Cuba back to its people, some people accused him of concealing disapproval.
Fidel Castro will be cremated on Saturday, and Cuba will have several days of mourning.
Fidel Castro Timeline of major events:
1926: Born: South-eastern Oriente Province of Cuba
1953: Imprisoned after failed rising against Batista's regime
1955: Leaves prison under amnesty deal
1956: Begins a guerrilla war against the government with Chev
1959: Batista is defeated, Fidel sworn in as prime minister of Cuba
1961: Fights away CIA-sponsored Bay of Pigs invasion by Cuban exiles
1962: Ignites Cuban missile crisis by agreeing that the USSR can deploy nuclear missiles in Cuba
1976: is elected president by Cuba's National Assembly
1992: There is an agreement with US for the Cuban refugees
2008: No longer continues to be president due to health issues