Critics view him as a dictator whose administration abused human rights and led to mass impoverishment of Cuba. Supporters see him as a champion of socialism who prevented American imperialism. Fidel Castro may have been one of the most polarizing figures in the world, but how much do you know about him? Here we take a look at the home life, love affairs, and the family that turned against him.
How Much Do You Know?
His policies were polarizing, and many saw his Presidency as illegitimate. There were several assassinations attempts on his life. Throughout his life, Castro was one of the most hated men in the world. He was also one of the most interesting. How well do you really know Fidel Castro?
Fidel Castro was the Prime Minister of the Republic of Cuba from 1959 to 1979, and President from 1976 to 2008. The Marxist-Leninist and Cuban nationalist made Cuba a one-party socialist state under his leadership. His actions sparked the Cuban Missile Crisis and the exile of more than 1.5 million Cubans.