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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The Reverend Jesse Jackson (L) shakes hands with Cuban leader Fidel Castro as he arrives in Cuba on June 25, 1984. Jackson will attempt to negotiate the release of prisoners with Castro during his meetings here. (UPI Photo/FILE)
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