Thursday, February 1, Cuba 68-year-old scientist Fidel («Fidelito») ángel Castro Diaz-Balart, son of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, committed suicide, according to the Prensa Latina Agency and RIA Novosti.
In publications it is noted that for several months the doctors had Castro assistance in connection with deep depression. First, he was in the hospital and then was transferred to outpatient monitoring. He left a suicide note.
At the time of death Castro Diaz-Balart has been an Advisor on scientific Affairs of the state Council of Cuba and Vice-President of the Cuban Academy of Sciences, focused on the theme of innovation.
The leader of the Cuban revolution, Fidel Castro RUz, died 25 November 2016 at the age of 90 years in Havana.
Fidel Alejandro Castro RUz was born August 13, 1926 in Cuba, the son of a landowner. In his student years, adopted the ideology of the left. Participated in the revolts in some countries in the region, then tried to raise a rebellion in Cuba. After a failed first attempt left the country, to later come back and wage an armed struggle against the Batista regime. In early 1959, the regime was overthrown. The winners established an authoritarian regime turned into a dictatorship of the Marxist persuasion. Castro made Cuba an ally of the Soviet Union and were allowed to place on the island state of missiles with nuclear warheads that led to the Cuban missile crisis in 1962 brought the world to the brink of nuclear war between the two superpowers. The Cuban leader has sought to actively support leftist extremist movements and organizations in different countries, sent troops to Angola and to help Arab countries during the Yom Kippur War against Israel, participated in other armed conflicts. After disintegration of the USSR the foreign policies of Castro decreased. In the country was carried out limited economic reforms, while retaining one-party rule. In recent years, warmer relations with the United States, and in 2015 was restored diplomatic relations in 2016, us President Barack Obama visited Cuba.
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