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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Cuban leader Fidel Castro (L) is pictured with revolutionary icon Ernesto "Che" Guevara in a August 2, 1961 file photo in Havana, Cuba. (UPI Photo/FILE)
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