Fidel Castro over the years (28 images)

Fidel Castro, the former leader of Cuba who led a communist revolution on the island nation, died Friday, state-run media reported. He was 90. The following is a look back at Fidel Castro's 45 years as the leader of Cuba, from the UPI archives.
Updated: Nov. 26, 2016 at 8:36 AM
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Cuban President Fidel Castro is pictured in a January 11, 1985 file photo in Timal, Nicaragua where he was addressing Sandinista leaders and Cuban workers at Central America's largest sugar plantation. Castro donated materials and labor to the refiniery.. UPI file photo.
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