Glossary Term – Person
Fidel Castro (1926– ) led the Communist revolution in Cuba that overthrew the government of Fulgencio Batista in 1959. In 1960, Castro made a trade agreement with the Soviet Union, which heightened Cold War tension. Eventually the United States severed economic and diplomatic ties with the island nation. Castro remained Cuba’s leader until 2008, when he turned over power to his brother Raúl Castro.