In 1933, Fulgencio Batista
, who was a sergeant in the Cuban Army, staged a military coup and ruled the country through a series of puppet presidents for more than two decades.
While married Castro's political aspirations stirred, and he pursued a seat in the Cuban parliament when dictator Fulgencio Batista
seized power in 1952, who subsequently cancelled the congressional election.
celebrated the overthrow of Cuba's Fulgencio Batista
and welcomed Fidel Castro as his successor.
Castro was a charismatic 26-year-old lawyer when he began a revolt against dictator Fulgencio Batista
Cuba is about to embark on a revolution, but not a violent revolution like the 1959 Fidel Castro-led overthrow of dictator Fulgencio Batista
, nor as grand or as sweeping a revolution as the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union.
Born August 13, 1926 to a prosperous Spanish immigrant landowner and a Cuban mother who had been his housekeeper, Castro was the hero of the island s revolution which swept Fulgencio Batista
from power in 1959.
Fidel, who led the 1959 revolution to overthrow Fulgencio Batista
, was helped to his place on stage by a young aide and stood to attention next to his 79-year-old brother during the playing of Cuba's national anthem.
Cuba has been a one-party Communist state since 1959 when Castro ousted Fulgencio Batista
, a dictator supported by the US.
The Strategic Victory, written in collaboration with Cuban journalist Katiuska Blanco, chronicles the birth of the communist revolution in Cuba, when a small army of Castro's guerrilla fighters defeated the regular army of the dictator Fulgencio Batista
As he toured the National Centre for Scientific Investigation, workers packed on to an overhead walkway to wave and cheer the man who freed Cuba from the grip of brutal dictator Fulgencio Batista
They had invaded Cuba aboard the 'Granma' with the intention of overthrowing the Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista
Critics say the elections are window-dressing since all real power is concentrated in the hands of the Castros and an aging cadre of revolutionaries who have been with them since they overthrew dictator Fulgencio Batista