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Cas·tro

 (kăs′trō, kä′strō), Cipriano 1858?-1924.
Venezuelan soldier and politician who was president from 1899 to 1908, when he was suspended by the congress for his dictatorial policies.

Castro

, Fidel 1926-2016.
Cuban revolutionary leader who overthrew the regime of Fulgencio Batista in 1959 and established a Communist state. He was Cuba's prime minister from 1959 until 1976, when he became president of the government and First Secretary of the Communist Party. In declining health, he passed de facto control of the government to his younger brother Raúl in 2006 and officially retired in 2008.

Castro

, Raúl Born 1931.
Cuban revolutionary leader who assisted his brother Fidel in overthrowing the regime of Fulgencio Batista in 1959. Raúl became acting president in 2006 and was officially elected president in 2008 after Fidel announced his retirement.

Castro

(ˈkæstrəʊ; Spanish ˈkastro)
n
1. (Biography) Fidel (fɪˈdɛl; Spanish fiˈðɛl). full name Fidel Castro Ruz. born 1927, Cuban revolutionary and statesman: led the communist overthrow of the Batista dictatorship in 1959; prime minister (1959–76), president (1976–2008)
2. (Biography) his brother Raúl (raˈul). full name Raúl Modesto Castro Ruz. born 1931, Cuban revolutionary and statesman; president from 2008

Cas•tro

(ˈkæs troʊ)

n.
Fi•del (fɪˈdɛl) (Fidel Castro Ruz) born 1927, Cuban revolutionary leader: prime minister 1959–76; president since 1976.
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Noun1.Castro - Cuban socialist leader who overthrew a dictator in 1959 and established a Marxist socialist state in Cuba (born in 1927)
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You can go up with young De Castro as far as Delhi.
On Lucknow station platform he watched young De Castro, all covered with prickly-heat, get into a second-class compartment.
Chiloe -- General Aspect -- Boat Excursion -- Native Indians -- Castro -- Tame Fox -- Ascend San Pedro -- Chonos Archipelago -- Peninsula of Tres Montes -- Granitic Range -- Boat-wrecked Sailors -- Low's Harbour -- Wild Potato -- Formation of Peat -- Myopotamus, Otter and Mice -- Cheucau and Barking-bird -- Opetiorhynchus -- Singular Character of Ornithology -- Petrels.
Early on Sunday morning we reached Castro, the ancient capital of Chiloe, but now a most forlorn and deserted place.
Beside those whom we have met there was Don Piedro Castro y Pensilo of Spain; Baron of Cobarth of Germany, and Sir John Mandecote of England.
The one at his elbow is Fernando de Castro, who is as brave and true a man as heart could wish.
The boy took the skiff in to a dilapidated boat-wharf at the foot of Castro street, where the scow schooners, laden with sand and gravel, lay hauled to the shore in a long row.
Information taken from his death certificate, New York City Department of Records and Information Services Municipal Archives, Certificate of Death, Louis Castro, September 24, 1941, and his application for a Social Security number.
Ailing leader Fidel Castro yesterday resigned as Cuba's leader after nearly a half-century, saying he would not accept a new term when the newly elected parliament meets on Sunday.
THE ailing 81-year-old Fidel Castro resigned as Cuba's president yesterday after foiling attempts to topple him for nearly half a century, leaving on his own terms by clearing the way for his brother, Raul, to take power.
Ailing revolutionary icon Fidel Castro permanently gave up the Cuban presidency yesterday, ending five decades of ironclad rule of the island
AILING leader Fidel Castro today resigned as Cuba's leader after nearly a half-century, saying he would not accept a new term when the newly elected parliament meets on Sunday.