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 is pictured in a January 1959 file photo in Havana, Cuba a few weeks after his triumphant victory over Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista. (UPI Photo/FILE)
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