Fidel Castro Turns 90 – level 2

18-08-2016 07:00

Fidel Castro turned 90 and Cuba celebrated. The former Cuban leader came to the celebrations with his brother, President Raul Castro, and the Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

Raul Castro became the president in 2008, but many Cubans still highly respect Fidel Castro. They see him as the man who freed Cuba from US domination, and he delighted them when they saw him at the celebrations. He seemed in good health and happy.

Fidel Castro did not speak at the event, but he thanked everybody in a letter. He also criticised Barack Obama who visited Cuba in March.

Difficult words: former (-ex), domination (power, control), delighted (very happy).

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