five things about Fidel Castro
- led the overthrow of the batista dictatorship of Cuba in 1959.
- Made Cuba the first Communist country in the Western Hemisphere.
- Brought social reforms to Cuba, but was been criticized for oppressing human rights and freedom of speech.
- Castro participates in an unsuccessful rebellion in the Dominican Republic against Generalissimo Rafael Trujillo.
- During his time in office, thousands of Cubans sought exile in the United States.
Fidel Castro - Mini Bio