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Fidel Castro dead at 90

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Fidel Castro, whose rise as a revolutionary made him the face of socialist rebellion for more than half a century, died Friday at age 90. His brother, Cuban president Raul Castro, made the announcement on Cuban state TV.

"Today, November 25, at 10:29 p.m., the Commander in Chief of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro Ruz passed away," Raul Castro said in an address during the 11 o'clock news on Cuban TV. "In compliance with the expressed will of Companion Fidel, his remains will be cremated. In the early hours of Saturday 26, the funeral organizing committee will provide our people with detailed information on the organization of the posthumous Homage to the founder of the Cuban Revolution. Ever onward to victory!"

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