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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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 file photo.
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