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Tuesday 20th March 2018

Cuba Celebrates 60th Anniversary of Communist Revolution

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7Dnews London

Wed, 02 Jan 2019 20:49 GMT

Cuba's ruling Communist Party celebrated the 60th anniversary of the nation's revolution on Tuesday, with ex-President Raul Castro making a public appearance.

Along with his late, elder brother Fidel, the Castros led a rebel band in 1959 that overthrew US-backed dictator Fulgencio Batista and began a Communist experiment just 90 miles (144 kilometers) from the US.

The move set both countries on a collision course, as they engaged in decades of Cold War hostility.

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