Somewhere Jacopo Jacobo Timmerman writes about Gabriel Garcia Marquez writing about Fidel Castro. Marquez is amazed and transfixed as he worshipfully writes about how Castro works so late into the night, telling how many people whatShow More Summary
Crude found outside a small town in the land down under nearly outnumbers all the reserves in Saudi Arabia; former Cuban President Fidel Castro believes JFK’s assassination was part of a larger conspiracy; meanwhile, French President Francois Hollande stands up to Israel. Show More Summary
Taking advantage of my dual U.S./French citizenship, in the summer of 1963 I flew to Cuba on a dare from the French photo-weekly Paris-Match to do a ‘portrait’ of Fidel Castro. After the story was published, lavishly illustrated with...Show More Summary
What the Cuban leader thinks really happened on that fateful November day in Dallas
The media’s love affair with Fidel Castro apparently outweighs their love for President John F. Kennedy and his Camelot era. Otherwise, the communist role in the Kennedy assassination would be prominently noted during the 50th anniversary coverage of the JFK assassination. Assassin Lee Harvey Oswald was a communist member of the pro-Castro Fair Play for […]
In 1961, the U.S. attacked newly socialist Cuba in the unsuccessful Bay of Pigs Invasion. In 1962, Soviet Union leader Nikita Khrushchev allied his country with Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro and constructed missiles on Cuban soil pointing at America — threatening to fi …
The mob did it. Or the CIA. Or Fidel Castro. Or Lyndon Johnson. Or the Soviets. Half a century has passed since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy — one of the greatest crimes of the 20th century and the most abundant wellspring for conspiracy theorists in the …
I've just finished reading Seymour Hersh's very interesting book The Dark Side of Camelot. He argues that the Bay of Pigs invasion went wrong in part because Castro was supposed to be killed by the time it started. When that didn't happen,...Show More Summary
Today marks the 60th anniversary of Fidel Castro’s famous “History Will Absolve Me” speech, given in his defense during his trial following the unsuccessful guerrilla attack on the Moncada barracks on July 26 of that year. The complete speech, which was transcribed after the fact entirely from memory, is available here in English and aquí […]
The former U.S Ambassador to the United Nations explains what you can take to the boardroom from his experiences in high-stakes international arbitrations. He's faced off against Fidel Castro, Saddam Hussein, and two generations of North Korean leaders. Show More Summary
[via Millard Fillmore's Bathtub] Click here for background on this fascinating photograph of Fidel Castro at the Lincoln Memorial in 1959. “Long Live Lincoln!”
After the U.S. left Cuba back in the 60?s, most of the engineers went with them, so [Fidel Castro] told the citizens to learn how to make stuff themselves. They were called the National Association of Innovators and Rationalizers (ANIR), and that’s exactly what they did. Show More Summary
There’s never enough time to get your message across. Even Fidel Castro, famous for giving six-hour speeches, had plenty more to add. If you’re given 8 minutes, take 8 minutes minus 7 seconds, not 9 minutes. The extra minute is...
“We discussed the fact that Ho Chi Minh was actually inspired by the U.S. Declaration of Independence and Constitution, and the words of Thomas Jefferson.” That’s what Barack Obama said after meeting with the Vietnamese president, Sang. Show More Summary
John Allen Gay Almost every major political figure has a social-media presence today. Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov is an Instagram addict, as is Syria’s first family. Hugo Chavez was a prolific tweeter, and Fidel Castro blogs occasionally. Show More Summary
There were few leftists in America with a deeper love for Fidel Castro than Saul Landau. PBS ran his film “The Uncompromising Revolution” nationwide in 1990, in which he declared, “Fidel touched this young machine adjuster, and the ma...
There were few leftists in America with a deeper love for Fidel Castro than Saul Landau. PBS ran his film “The Uncompromising Revolution” nationwide in 1990, in which he declared, “Fidel touched this young machine adjuster, and the man enjoyed a mild ecstasy. Show More Summary
Ariel Castro hanged himself in jail on Tuesday. After the shocking news broke, Twitter users quickly took an interest in cigars and the hashtag "#FreeCuba." Fact: Ariel Castro is not former Cuban President Fidel Castro, like Twitter would have you believe. Show More Summary
HAVANA (AP) — Fidel Castro can't stay away.