Fidel Castro striking his famous pose. Arrested and jailed for opposing an oppressive, US-backed regime, he led a revolution and maintained power in Cuba for 50 years. He survived hundreds of assassination attempts and 9 US presidents.
After a long silence, former Cuban leader expressed his opinion on the reestablishment of US-Cuba relations in a letter addressed to Cuban students. "I don't trust the policy of the United States, nor have I exchanged a word with them, but this does not mean I reject a pacific solution to the conflicts," his letter said.