Newsclick pays tribute to the Great Revolutionary
Fidel Castro Ruz or Fidel Castro was born on August 13, 1926 and studied in various religious schools, before graduating in law from the University of Havana. For many, this would have provided the perfect platform to pursue conservative politics, but not for Fidel, as he is fondly called. He chose a different path, to become one of the greatest and finest revolutionaries. He not only challenged the imperialist hegemony of the US, from what it considered was its 'backyard', but stood up to it without flinching. All the attempts of the US to bring down Cuba to its knees have spectacularly failed. And Fidel Castro had a major role to play in all these developments. He pulled together a band of fellow revolutionaries with the aim of overthrowing Fulgencio Batista, Cuba's dictator.