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 (R) and his brother Raul Castro, leader of the Cuban Armed Forces, are pictured in Havana in a February 23, 1977 photo. (UPI Photo/FILE)
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