Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz: The Cuban Revolution

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Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz was born on August 13, 1926. Near Biran which is located in Cuba’s eastern Oriente Province. Castro’s father, Angel, was a wealthy plantation owner that had business connections in America. Fidel’s mother, Linda Ruz Gonzalez was a maid for his father’s wife, Maria Luisa Argota. By the time Fidel was 15 years old his father demolished his relationship with Luisa and married Maria.Castro attended private boarding school. Castro grew up in a wealthy family and later attended Colegio Dolores which was located in Santiago de Cuba and later El Colegio de Belen in Havana. Throughout his time in college, he became part of a baseball, basketball, and track team. After graduating in 1945, Castro continued his education by going to law school at the University…show more content…
There were many tourists coming in from different places that helped Cuba strive. Many Americans would invest their money in Cuba and would eventually be living there. This increased Cuba’s population and popularity by a large amount. Havana was the place to be for entertainment. This part of Cuba was the entertainment area where every famous artist would come and get entertained. Cuba became successful throughout this time because of all the events, showcases, casinos, etc. In 1952, Fulgencio Batista Zaldívar was elected president after a fall out election. He ran office from 1940-1944. In that time period, the US was supporting him, making sure nothing would happen to Batista. After he served his two terms, the US backed him up and he became dictator from 1952-1959. Throughout his years as dictator, the people of Cuba had a difficult time with Batista as president. He made a wide gap between the rich and the poor. This had a massive effect on the people because many of them didn’t have enough money to sustain their families and most of them suffered. Like many other’s Castro saw this as a one man
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