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Fidel Castro smokes a cigar during interviews with the press in Havana during a visit by U.S. Senator Charles McGovern, May 1975. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro smokes a cigar during interviews with the press in Havana during a visit by U.S. Senator Charles McGovern, May 1975. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro smokes a cigar during interviews with the press in Havana during a visit by U.S. Senator Charles McGovern, May 1975. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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Ernesto Che Guevara plays golf as Fidel Castro stands behind him at Colina Villareal in Havana. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Ernesto Che Guevara plays golf as Fidel Castro stands behind him at Colina Villareal in Havana. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Ernesto Che Guevara plays golf as Fidel Castro stands behind him at Colina Villareal in Havana. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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(L-R) Manuel Pineiro, Fidel Castro, Raul Castro, an unidentified girl and Vilma Espin together in Havana. REUTERS/ Prensa Latina

(L-R) Manuel Pineiro, Fidel Castro, Raul Castro, an unidentified girl and Vilma Espin together in Havana. REUTERS/ Prensa Latina

(L-R) Manuel Pineiro, Fidel Castro, Raul Castro, an unidentified girl and Vilma Espin together in Havana. REUTERS/ Prensa Latina
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A tank of the Cuban Armed Forces is seen in position near the area where some 1,500 anti-Castro allies came ashore at Playa Giron beach during the Bay of Pigs invasion on the south coast of Cuba, April 1961.  REUTERS/Prensa Latina

A tank of the Cuban Armed Forces is seen in position near the area where some 1,500 anti-Castro allies came ashore at Playa Giron beach during the Bay of Pigs invasion on the south coast of Cuba, April 1961. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

A tank of the Cuban Armed Forces is seen in position near the area where some 1,500 anti-Castro allies came ashore at Playa Giron beach during the Bay of Pigs invasion on the south coast of Cuba, April 1961. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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Fidel Castro and Ernesto "Che" Guevara attend the 1st National Meeting for Production in Cuba. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro and Ernesto "Che" Guevara attend the 1st National Meeting for Production in Cuba. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro and Ernesto "Che" Guevara attend the 1st National Meeting for Production in Cuba. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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Fidel Castro bats during the inauguration game of the Amateur Baseball Championship in Havana in 1963.  REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro bats during the inauguration game of the Amateur Baseball Championship in Havana in 1963. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro bats during the inauguration game of the Amateur Baseball Championship in Havana in 1963. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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Fidel Castro attends maneuvers during the anniversary of his and his fellow revolutionaries arrival on the yacht Granma, November 1976. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro attends maneuvers during the anniversary of his and his fellow revolutionaries arrival on the yacht Granma, November 1976. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro attends maneuvers during the anniversary of his and his fellow revolutionaries arrival on the yacht Granma, November 1976. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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Fidel Castro meets with Reverend W.A.Raifford, chief of the White Birds from the Creek Indians, in Havana, July 16, 1959. Raifford gave Castro the name Spiheechie Meeko - Big Warrior Chief.  REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro meets with Reverend W.A.Raifford, chief of the White Birds from the Creek Indians, in Havana, July 16, 1959. Raifford gave Castro the name Spiheechie Meeko - Big Warrior Chief. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro meets with Reverend W.A.Raifford, chief of the White Birds from the Creek Indians, in Havana, July 16, 1959. Raifford gave Castro the name Spiheechie Meeko - Big Warrior Chief. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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Fidel Castro holds a child during the 4th Amateur Baseball Championship in Havana, February 3, 1965. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro holds a child during the 4th Amateur Baseball Championship in Havana, February 3, 1965. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro holds a child during the 4th Amateur Baseball Championship in Havana, February 3, 1965. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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Fidel Castro addresses the crowd after the 10 million tons sugar harvest began in Cuba in 1970. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro addresses the crowd after the 10 million tons sugar harvest began in Cuba in 1970. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro addresses the crowd after the 10 million tons sugar harvest began in Cuba in 1970. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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A soldier of the Cuban Armed Forces stands atop a downed B-26 bomber after the Bay of Pigs' invasion, April 1961. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

A soldier of the Cuban Armed Forces stands atop a downed B-26 bomber after the Bay of Pigs' invasion, April 1961. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

A soldier of the Cuban Armed Forces stands atop a downed B-26 bomber after the Bay of Pigs' invasion, April 1961. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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Cuban soldiers (R) interview captured members of the failed Bay of Pigs invasion, April 1961.  REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Cuban soldiers (R) interview captured members of the failed Bay of Pigs invasion, April 1961. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Cuban soldiers (R) interview captured members of the failed Bay of Pigs invasion, April 1961. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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Fidel Castro watches Cuban cosmonaut Arnaldo Tamayo Mendez and Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Romanenko on a television transmission during the Soyuz 38 space mission, in Havana, September 1980. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro watches Cuban cosmonaut Arnaldo Tamayo Mendez and Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Romanenko on a television transmission during the Soyuz 38 space mission, in Havana, September 1980. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro watches Cuban cosmonaut Arnaldo Tamayo Mendez and Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Romanenko on a television transmission during the Soyuz 38 space mission, in Havana, September 1980. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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Fidel Castro presents Chile's President Salvador Allende with the Jose Marti medal during Allende's visit to Cuba, in Havana, December 14, 1972. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro presents Chile's President Salvador Allende with the Jose Marti medal during Allende's visit to Cuba, in Havana, December 14, 1972. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro presents Chile's President Salvador Allende with the Jose Marti medal during Allende's visit to Cuba, in Havana, December 14, 1972. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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File photo of Fidel Castro preparing for an interview with Channel 7 from Chile at the Chilean embassy in Havana, 1971. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

File photo of Fidel Castro preparing for an interview with Channel 7 from Chile at the Chilean embassy in Havana, 1971. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

File photo of Fidel Castro preparing for an interview with Channel 7 from Chile at the Chilean embassy in Havana, 1971. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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Cuban President Fidel Castro talks to members of the Cuban Armed Forces during the Bay of Pigs invasion, April 1961. REUTERS/Prensa Latina/Files

Cuban President Fidel Castro talks to members of the Cuban Armed Forces during the Bay of Pigs invasion, April 1961. REUTERS/Prensa Latina/Files

Cuban President Fidel Castro talks to members of the Cuban Armed Forces during the Bay of Pigs invasion, April 1961. REUTERS/Prensa Latina/Files
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Fidel Castro addresses the crowd during Mother's Day as President of Cuba's Women's Federation Vilma Espin (R-rear) and Blas Roca listen in Havana in 1962.  REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro addresses the crowd during Mother's Day as President of Cuba's Women's Federation Vilma Espin (R-rear) and Blas Roca listen in Havana in 1962. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro addresses the crowd during Mother's Day as President of Cuba's Women's Federation Vilma Espin (R-rear) and Blas Roca listen in Havana in 1962. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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Fidel Castro addresses a crowd people in La Plata in the Sierra Maestra, Cuba, during the 15th anniversary of the Agrarian Reform, May 17, 1974. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro addresses a crowd people in La Plata in the Sierra Maestra, Cuba, during the 15th anniversary of the Agrarian Reform, May 17, 1974. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro addresses a crowd people in La Plata in the Sierra Maestra, Cuba, during the 15th anniversary of the Agrarian Reform, May 17, 1974. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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Cuba's President Eduardo Dorticos signs the nationalization of U.S. banks represented on the island as Cuba's Prime Minister Fidel Castro looks on in Havana, 1960.  REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Cuba's President Eduardo Dorticos signs the nationalization of U.S. banks represented on the island as Cuba's Prime Minister Fidel Castro looks on in Havana, 1960. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Cuba's President Eduardo Dorticos signs the nationalization of U.S. banks represented on the island as Cuba's Prime Minister Fidel Castro looks on in Havana, 1960. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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Fidel Castro and Romania's President Nicolae Ceausescu, stand together during an event at the cement factory "Merceron" in Santiago de Cuba, August 1973. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro and Romania's President Nicolae Ceausescu, stand together during an event at the cement factory "Merceron" in Santiago de Cuba, August 1973. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro and Romania's President Nicolae Ceausescu, stand together during an event at the cement factory "Merceron" in Santiago de Cuba, August 1973. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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Fidel Castro stands in front of a statue of Cuban national hero Jose Marti while attending an event to celebrate the 6th anniversary of the Triumph of the Revolution at Revolution Square in Havana, 1965.  REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro stands in front of a statue of Cuban national hero Jose Marti while attending an event to celebrate the 6th anniversary of the Triumph of the Revolution at Revolution Square in Havana, 1965. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro stands in front of a statue of Cuban national hero Jose Marti while attending an event to celebrate the 6th anniversary of the Triumph of the Revolution at Revolution Square in Havana, 1965. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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Cuban President Fidel Castro (3rd row, R) enters a public trial for captured members (seated) of the failed Bay of Pigs invasion in Havana, April 1961.  REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Cuban President Fidel Castro (3rd row, R) enters a public trial for captured members (seated) of the failed Bay of Pigs invasion in Havana, April 1961. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Cuban President Fidel Castro (3rd row, R) enters a public trial for captured members (seated) of the failed Bay of Pigs invasion in Havana, April 1961. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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Fidel Castro raises hands with Secretary General of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Leonid Ilich Brezhnev as Castro's brother Raul stands near at Havana's Jose Marti airport, January 31, 1974. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro raises hands with Secretary General of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Leonid Ilich Brezhnev as Castro's brother Raul stands near at Havana's Jose Marti airport, January 31, 1974. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro raises hands with Secretary General of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Leonid Ilich Brezhnev as Castro's brother Raul stands near at Havana's Jose Marti airport, January 31, 1974. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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Fidel Castro hands out a trophy to Soviet Union's cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin as Ernesto Che Guevara stands near in Havana, May 26, 1961. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro hands out a trophy to Soviet Union's cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin as Ernesto Che Guevara stands near in Havana, May 26, 1961. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro hands out a trophy to Soviet Union's cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin as Ernesto Che Guevara stands near in Havana, May 26, 1961. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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Fidel Castro and PLO leader Yasser Arafat stand together at the airport in Havana during Arafat's first visit to Cuba, November 14, 1974. 


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Fidel Castro and PLO leader Yasser Arafat stand together at the airport in Havana during Arafat's first visit to Cuba, November 14, 1974. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro and PLO leader Yasser Arafat stand together at the airport in Havana during Arafat's first visit to Cuba, November 14, 1974. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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File photo of (L-R) Chief of Cuba's Armed Forces Raul Castro, Cuba's cosmonaut Arnaldo Tamayo Mendez, Cuba's President Fidel Castro and Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Romanenko during a reception ceremony at Havana's Jose Marti airport, October 1980, after the cosmonauts returned from their space mission on Soyuz 38. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

File photo of (L-R) Chief of Cuba's Armed Forces Raul Castro, Cuba's cosmonaut Arnaldo Tamayo Mendez, Cuba's President Fidel Castro and Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Romanenko during a reception ceremony at Havana's Jose Marti airport, October 1980, after...more

File photo of (L-R) Chief of Cuba's Armed Forces Raul Castro, Cuba's cosmonaut Arnaldo Tamayo Mendez, Cuba's President Fidel Castro and Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Romanenko during a reception ceremony at Havana's Jose Marti airport, October 1980, after the cosmonauts returned from their space mission on Soyuz 38. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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Fidel Castro receives 255 children from Ukraine affected by the radiation fallout in Chernobyl and who will undergo medical treatment in Cuba, July 2, 1990. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro receives 255 children from Ukraine affected by the radiation fallout in Chernobyl and who will undergo medical treatment in Cuba, July 2, 1990. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro receives 255 children from Ukraine affected by the radiation fallout in Chernobyl and who will undergo medical treatment in Cuba, July 2, 1990. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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A soldier of the Cuban Armed Forces stands next to U.S.-built armaments captured during the Bay of Pigs invasion, April 1961.  REUTERS/Prensa Latina

A soldier of the Cuban Armed Forces stands next to U.S.-built armaments captured during the Bay of Pigs invasion, April 1961. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

A soldier of the Cuban Armed Forces stands next to U.S.-built armaments captured during the Bay of Pigs invasion, April 1961. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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Fidel Castro is seen during the 10 million tons sugar cane harvest in Cuba in 1970.  REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro is seen during the 10 million tons sugar cane harvest in Cuba in 1970. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro is seen during the 10 million tons sugar cane harvest in Cuba in 1970. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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Fidel Castro plays baseball in Havana in August 1964. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro plays baseball in Havana in August 1964. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro plays baseball in Havana in August 1964. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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A captured member of the CIA-trained invasion force after the Bay of Pigs invasion, April 1961.  REUTERS/Prensa Latina

A captured member of the CIA-trained invasion force after the Bay of Pigs invasion, April 1961. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

A captured member of the CIA-trained invasion force after the Bay of Pigs invasion, April 1961. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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Fidel Castro shakes hands with interim U.N. Secretary U.Thant after a meeting on the missile crisis in Havana, 1962. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro shakes hands with interim U.N. Secretary U.Thant after a meeting on the missile crisis in Havana, 1962. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro shakes hands with interim U.N. Secretary U.Thant after a meeting on the missile crisis in Havana, 1962. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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Fidel Castro gives his cap to Argentina's soccer star Diego Maradona at the Revolution Palace in Havana, July 28, 1987. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro gives his cap to Argentina's soccer star Diego Maradona at the Revolution Palace in Havana, July 28, 1987. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro gives his cap to Argentina's soccer star Diego Maradona at the Revolution Palace in Havana, July 28, 1987. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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Cuba's President Osvaldo Dorticos and Fidel Castro attend the II Declaration of Havana, February 4, 1962. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Cuba's President Osvaldo Dorticos and Fidel Castro attend the II Declaration of Havana, February 4, 1962. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Cuba's President Osvaldo Dorticos and Fidel Castro attend the II Declaration of Havana, February 4, 1962. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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Fidel Castro and his brother Raul attend a ceremony for the victims of a downed Cuban plane in Havana, October 15, 1976. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro and his brother Raul attend a ceremony for the victims of a downed Cuban plane in Havana, October 15, 1976. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro and his brother Raul attend a ceremony for the victims of a downed Cuban plane in Havana, October 15, 1976. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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Fidel Castro stands at Havana's Jose Marti airport after sending doctors and medical personnel to Armenia to treat earthquake victims, May 10, 1978. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro stands at Havana's Jose Marti airport after sending doctors and medical personnel to Armenia to treat earthquake victims, May 10, 1978. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro stands at Havana's Jose Marti airport after sending doctors and medical personnel to Armenia to treat earthquake victims, May 10, 1978. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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Cuba's President Fidel Castro and his brother Raul attend the 20th anniversary of the Triumph of the Revolution at Revolution Square in Havana, February 1, 1979. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Cuba's President Fidel Castro and his brother Raul attend the 20th anniversary of the Triumph of the Revolution at Revolution Square in Havana, February 1, 1979. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Cuba's President Fidel Castro and his brother Raul attend the 20th anniversary of the Triumph of the Revolution at Revolution Square in Havana, February 1, 1979. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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Chile's President Salvador Allende and Fidel Castro visit the Valle de Picadura in Cuba, December 1972. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Chile's President Salvador Allende and Fidel Castro visit the Valle de Picadura in Cuba, December 1972. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Chile's President Salvador Allende and Fidel Castro visit the Valle de Picadura in Cuba, December 1972. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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Cuba's President Fidel Castro talks to women during a visit to Cienfuegos, Cuba, after the region was affected by heavy rains, June 10, 1988.  REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Cuba's President Fidel Castro talks to women during a visit to Cienfuegos, Cuba, after the region was affected by heavy rains, June 10, 1988. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Cuba's President Fidel Castro talks to women during a visit to Cienfuegos, Cuba, after the region was affected by heavy rains, June 10, 1988. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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Fidel Castro casts his vote during elections for the National Assembly delegates in Havana, April 8, 1979. REUTERS/ Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro casts his vote during elections for the National Assembly delegates in Havana, April 8, 1979. REUTERS/ Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro casts his vote during elections for the National Assembly delegates in Havana, April 8, 1979. REUTERS/ Prensa Latina
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