Pursued by Colombian authorities, the Cuban students sought asylum, or protection, in the Cuban embassy. Moreover, he limited the amount of land a person could own, abolished private business and presided over housing and consumer goods shortages. Citation Information.
In it became the Communist Party of Cuba—the island's only ruling party.
While there was mourning in Havana, Cuban exiles around the world celebrated the death of the man they believed was a tyrant, who was responsible for killing and imprisoning thousands of Cubans, and separating generations of families.
Castro's government also began to establish relations with the Soviet Union. At the age of 32, Castro had successfully concluded his guerrilla campaign to take control of Cuba. ByCastro had galvanized the nation, and the rest of the world was paying attention too.
Castro had seized the reins of power in Cuba but, despite his reputation as a left-wing nationalist, there was no indication at this early date that Castro was a communist who wanted to join the Soviet orbit.