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As a young medical student in Argentina, I had been fascinated by Fidel Castro and his rebel combatants. I followed with interest their advance from the mountains to the plains to the capital city of Havana. I longed to visit the island but the US blockade made it extremely difficult to travel to Cuba. Then, …
Former Cuban leader and icon Fidel Castro has died at the age of 90
On Saturday, Fidel Castro will turn 90. The rebel, statesman and womanizer has long since retired from public life. Many Cubans, however, will celebrate their revolutionary leader’s birthday.