Fidel Castro, will officially step down as the communist party's first secretary, paving the way for the election of his brother, Raul. We look back at Fidel Castro's 45 years as leader of the island nation in this collection from the UPI archives.
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Fidel Castro (2nd L) is pictured with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev (2nd R) in Moscow on April 30, 1963. Also pictured are Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev (L) and Secretary of the National Leadership of the United Party of Socialist Revolution Emilo A. Navarro (R). (UPI Photo/FILE)
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