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This document features the Cuban dictator's signature
Document signed: "Fidel Castro", 1p, 11¾x17½. Text in Spanish. Havana, Cuba, 2001 July 31. Recognition of Yulnika Infante Seivanes for completion of an intensive social work course. While a student, Fidel Castro (1926-2016) twice abandoned his studies in favor of revolutionary pursuits: in 1947, he went to the Dominican Republic to participate in an attempt to overthrow Generalissimo Rafael Trujillo; in 1948, he participated in urban riots in Bogata, Columbia. Although he started a law practice in 1950, within three years he was again involved in rebel activities; this time in his own country against Fulgencio Batista. On January 1, 1959, Batista fled the country, and Castro took over as Premier, a title he would hold until 1976, when he became President of the Council of State and the Council of Ministers. Although Castro's Marxist-Leninist principles and alignment with the former Soviet Union isolated Cuba in the Western Hemisphere and antagonized the United States, his regime outlasted its former Soviet patron. Light bends and creases and some light staining affecting a portion of the signature. Otherwise, fine condition.

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Born: August 13, 1926 in BirĂ¡n, Holguin Province, Cuba
Died: November 25, 2016 in Havana, Cuba

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