A look at Fidel Castro and his rise to power

World Today


For the first time since 1959, there will be no Castro in charge of Cuba. 

Raul Castro announced he is retiring as head of the Communist Party.

The 89-year-old will be replaced by his protege, Miguel Diaz-Canel.

CGTN’s Luis Chirino looks back at the life of Fidel Castro and the control the brothers had over the nation.