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Fidel Castro & Bangladesh - the tie that never took shape

In 1956, a nationalist came back to his country from self-exile and formed an insurgent group called '26th of July Movement'. He believed that he can bring prosperity and equality to his countrymen. He began a guerrilla war against the corrupt, morally-diluted, pro-U.S. government. By December 1958, his group gained support of common people and became strong at guerrilla warfare. He launched a full-scale attack against the dictator ruler and eventually forced the ruler to flee the country. After that, he ruled the country with his passionate nationalist sentiment and Marxist approach for 49 years and became the world's third longest-serving head of state.

He kept a beard since his young revolutionary living in the mountains. He had a realistic reason for it. He said - "If you calculate 15 minutes a day to shave, which is 5,000 minutes a year spent shaving. I would rather spend my time on more important activities."

One of his mistresses accepted a deal from th…