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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.
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.
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Early on Sunday morning we reached Castro, the ancient capital of Chiloe, but now a most forlorn and deserted place.
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.
Castro was charged with murder and torture of his wife, Olga Martinez, by the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, and a state warrant was issued for his arrest May 5.
HAVANA, June 03, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Cuban ex-president Fidel Castro wrote in an article out Wednesday that it was unlikely that US President Barack Obama would be re-elected without first letting the US military or Israel launch a nuclear attack on Iran.
EARLIER this month Tommy Castro and his band swept the board at the Blues Federation awards in Memphis.
When Goldberg asked Castro, 84, if Cuba's model of Soviet-style communism was still worth exporting to other countries, he replied: "The Cuban model doesn't even work for us anymore.
In August 2008, Castro called a special session of the Cuban parliament to tell it the American military was planning a nuclear war against Iran and calling on President Obama to block those plans.