Seven Key Moments in Fidel Castro’s Exceptional Life


July 26, 1953: Castro & Batista

After attending Jesuit schools as a boy, Castro enrolled at the University of Havana to study law. He first took a strong interest in politics, and particularly revolutionary politics, while studying law. While still a student, he participated in an attempted coup against the violent dictator of the Dominican Republic, Rafael Trujillo. He joined the Orthodox party, which ran on an anti-corruption platform.