Cuban President Raul Castro (C) talks with Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega (L) and Ortega's wife Rosario Murillo (R), on July 26, 2013, during celebrations of the 60th Anniversary of Moncada barrack attack in Santiago de Cuba. Cuba on Friday launched 60th anniversary celebrations of ex-leader Fidel Castro's Moncada Barracks assault -- widely seen as the start to the country's communist revolution. The events, led by current President Raul Castro, kicked off in the courtyard of the former Moncada Garrison, where in 1953, a young Fidel Castro and more than 100 rebels attempted to overthrow the dictator Fulgencio Batista. The bid was unsuccessful, but Castro eventually toppled Batista in 1959, launching the Americas' only communist regime, which he ruled for five decades before stepping aside for health reasons in favour of his brother. At left, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega. AFP PHOTO/STR
Nicolas Maduro, Vice President of Venezuela, Daniel Ortega -President of Nicaragua-, Jose Mujica -President of Uruguay- and Evo Morales -President of Bolviia- during meeting to support Hugo Chavez at Miraflores Presidential Palace on January 10, 2013 in Caracas, Venzuela. Chavez is now hospitalized in Cuba due to a cancer. Meanwhile, his followers back him up in the day a new presidential term is inaugurated without him. People make their way to Miraflores Presidential Palace to witness a symbolic swearing-in.
The president of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega (i), greets President of the Spanish Senate, Pio Garcia-Escudero, during the event of delivery of the keys to a new building complex, funded by Spain and the European Union, which will house a Crime Laboratory on June 27, 2012 in Managua, Nicaragua. The laboratory may turn the country into a reference to the criminal investigation in the region.
Nicaraguan newly elected president Daniel Ortega, Venezuelan President Hugo Chaves and Iranian president Mahmud Ahmadineyad during the inauguration of Ortega´s third term as Nicaraguan president at Revolution Square on January 10, 2012 in Managua, Nicaragua. Ortega won the elections on November 2011 with the 64 percent of the votes. He had been previously elected in 1984 and 2006.
Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega greets Hugo Chavez, from Venezuela, during the inauguration of his third term as Nicaraguan president at Revolution Square on January 10, 2012 in Managua, Nicaragua. Ortega won the elections on November 2011 with the 64 percent of the votes. He had been previously elected in 1984 and 2006.
President of Nicaragua Daniel Ortega by the boxing promoter Don King during a press conference in Managua on Tuesday August 2, 2011. King who is visiting Nicaragua met with Nicaraguan Boxing exponent. (Photo by Jorge S. Cabrera A. / LatinContent / Getty Images).