cipriano castro

Castro

[kas-troh; Spanish kahs-traw]
noun
1.
Cipriano [sip-ree-ah-noh; Spanish see-pree-ah-naw] , 1858?–1924, Venezuelan military and political leader: president 1901–08; exiled 1908.
2.
Fidel [fi-del; Spanish fee-thel] , (Fidel Castro Ruz) born 1927, Cuban revolutionary and political leader: prime minister 1959–76 and president 1976–2008.
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Castro (ˈkæstrəʊ, Spanish ˈkastro)
 
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Fidel (fɪˈdɛl; Spanish fiˈðɛl). full name Fidel Castro Ruz. born 1927, Cuban statesman: prime minister from 1959, when he led the Communist overthrow of Batista and president from 1976

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cipriano castro

Venezuelan soldier and dictator, called the Lion of the Andes, who was the first man from the mountains to rule a nation that until the 20th century had been dominated by plainsmen and city dwellers from Caracas. He ruled for nine remarkably corrupt years (1899-1908), embezzling vast sums of money and living as an extraordinary libertine, only to be deposed by his more ruthless lieutenant, Juan Vicente Gomez.

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