Castro, who has died at the age of 90, was at once idealistic and pragmatic, sharply intelligent and reckless, charismatic and intolerant.
26 Nov 2016 3:48 PM
Castro born in Biran, eastern Cuba, on 13 Aug 1926, was the 3rd of seven children, son of a Spanish immigrant landowner and a Cuban mother.
26 Nov 2016 1:05 PM
He was demonised by the United States and its allies but admired by many leftists around the world.
26 Nov 2016 12:45 PM
Castro has reportedly suffered from intestinal illness in recent years but official secrecy shrouded his condition.
26 Nov 2016 11:10 AM