Since Fidel Castro ousted the Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista and assumed power in 1959 he saw 11 U.S. presidents in office. The very tense Cuban – American relations saw its lowest point during the Cuban Missile Crisis, which brought the world to the brink of nuclear war in 1962.
During U.S. President Barack Obama’s time in office tensions finally eased and both countries resumed diplomatic relations. Fidel Castro ruled Cuba for over 50 years and then started ceding power to his brother Raúl Castro after falling ill ten years ago. He died aged 90 on November 25, 2016.