On October 16, Castro was condemned, and he made a speech that would be published under the title "History Will Absolve Me." Castro was condemned to 15 years in the Model Prison's hospital wing (Presidio Modelo), a rather nice and modern jail on the Isla de Pinos. He spent about a year and a half there before being transferred to the maximum security prison at El Rodeo. There he continued to lead an armed struggle against the government of President Carlos Prío Socarrás until he died of liver cancer on November 25, 2006.
During this time, he wrote several books including My Life to Live which details his life up to the day he was imprisoned. In it, he describes his struggles while in jail with poor food, frequent beatings from other prisoners, and little hope for early release.
Castro also wrote letters to Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev and American president John F. Kennedy asking for help getting out of Cuba. Neither country responded positively to Castro's requests and he was never released from prison.
Finally, on September 12, 1976, President Raúl Castro ordered that Fidel be transferred to general population status where he could live more freely. Fidel agreed to this plan and went to the main prison in Havana. There he met with some of his old rebel comrades and informed them that he was leaving the military prison behind him and would not be returning.
In March 1968, Castro was a social studies teacher at Lincoln High School in downtown, when he supported and participated in walkouts by hundreds of Mexican-American students. Castro and 12 others were detained. He was imprisoned for five days and accused with 30 counts of conspiracy before the accusations were dismissed. The incident made national news and prompted President Lyndon B. Johnson to call for an end to discrimination against Mexican Americans.
Castro is currently serving a three-year prison sentence. His trial was held during the aftermath of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination in April 1968. Castro was found guilty and sentenced for incitement through his role in the walkout. However, due to time served and good behavior, he has been able to reduce his sentence to only three years.
After being released from prison, Castro moved to Mexico where he lived for eight years before returning to Los Angeles in 1976. He has since become a prominent activist in the Latino community and has worked to improve relations between Mexicans Americans. In 1992, he co-founded the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California.
Castro has been arrested several times throughout his career but has never been charged with a crime. He was initially denied parole four times before being granted it in 1998. Since then, he has been denied parole again and is expected to appear before the Parole Board in December 2018.
Manuel Castro and Raul Castro Emilio Castro ArgotaEmilio Castro Argota Martin Castro Ramon Castro RuzPedro Fidel Castro and the Castro Brothers. The family of Fidel Castro is one of the most controversial in Cuban history. His father, Pedro Castro Ekonomov, came from a very poor background and was involved in several accidents while working on a sugar plantation where he met and married Isabel Serrano Muñoz. They had four children: Elian Gonzalez, Angel Castro, Antonio Castro and Manuela Castro.
Elian Gonzalez was found floating off Florida's coast in a raft with his cousin Ricardo after their boat sank while trying to reach America. The United States government sent them back to Cuba, where they were given new names and educated as Catholics. In 2001, after the collapse of the Soviet Union led to the removal of most of its support for Cuba's economy, the Castros announced that they would not grant American citizenship to anyone born in the country after February 1959 due to U.S. policy toward Cuba during the Cold War.
Antonio is an academic who has written books about his uncle. He has been imprisoned twice for his political activities. In 2003, he was sentenced to 15 years in prison for "treasonous acts" against the state.
Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (/'kaestroU/; American Spanish: [fi'del ale'xandro 'kastro' rus]; 13 August 1926–25 November 2016) was a Cuban revolutionary, lawyer, and politician who served as Prime Minister of Cuba from 1959 to 1976 and as President of Cuba from 1976 to 2008. He led the Rebel Army during the Cuban Revolution and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006.
He began his political career as a Marxist activist with the 26th of July Movement and became its chairman upon the death of José Antonio Echeverría del Campo in 1958. The movement merged with other groups to form the Revolutionary Armed Forces in September 1962. Castro subsequently served as prime minister from 1964 to 1968 and again from 1974 to 1976.
Castro was elected president in 1976 after an election that some observers called fraudulent. He officially retired in 2008 but remained active in politics and was given a ceremonial role by his successor, Raúl Castro. He died on 25 November 2016 at the age of 90. His body will be buried in a mausoleum on the Bay of Havana.
Castro's presidency was dominated by his struggle against apartheid in South Africa and the Soviet-backed communist government in Beijing. He also had to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Michelle, which killed over 50 people in October 1983.
Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (Prime Minister of Cuba from 1959 to 1976 and President from 1976 to 2008). In the summer of 2006, while recovering from surgery, he briefly handed authority to his brother Raul Castro. On February 19, 2008, he declared that he will not seek re-election. He reigned for 49 years. The last official act of Fidel Castro was to sign a law limiting candidates to two consecutive terms.
Castro was born on August 13, 1926 in Birán, Granma Province. His parents were Jose Antonio Castro Asturias and Elina Rigal de Castro. He had an elder sister named Elena, and a younger brother named Ramon. At age 14, he left school to work as an office boy in a tobacco factory. Within a few years, he became one of the leaders of the young Communist movement in Cuba. By 1945, he had become one of the most wanted men in Cuba after participating in several violent rebellions against the government of Fulgencio Batista. In 1953, he led an attack on a military barracks in Santiago de Cuba that resulted in the deaths of more than 100 people. The next year, he met with American economist Howard A. Rusk, who would later become U.S. Secretary of State, to negotiate peace agreements between both countries. In July 1958, after becoming Prime Minister of Cuba, Castro led another rebellion against the government of Batista.