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Cuban Man Says He Relied on God to Survive 22 Years of Torture in Castro's Gulag

A former Cuban prisoner of conscience who was imprisoned for 22 years by Fidel Castro's Communist regime will be honored as the recipient of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty's highest honor.

Rare Vintage Photos of Famous People that You Had Never Seen Before

Here they are... William Harley and Arthur Davidson, 1914 Fidel Castro smoking a cigar and wearing two Rolex watches during a meeting at the Kremlin, 1963 Bill Gates' mugshot for driving without a license, 1977 Margret Thatcher with British troops after the surrender of Argentina in the Falklands War The Beatles before their iconic Abbey Road shot See more »

From Hershey, PA to Hershey, Cuba

My grandparents were in Havana on New Year's Eve in 1958 when Fidel Castro and his comrades' Revolution officially triumphed. My grandfather still recalls hearing gunshots and shouts in the streets that night. This recollection, however,...Show More Summary

Fidel Castro’s ‘American Comandante': PBS film recounts a forgotten revolutionary tale

The story of how a former circus clown from Toledo became a trusted commander in the Cuban revolution is one of the stranger interludes in the annals of Cuban-American friendship and betrayal. For a few years in the late 1950s and early 1960s, William Morgan was a swashbuckling celebrity — the Yankee comandante who helped […]

I Love Ya But You’re Strange – That Time Fidel Castro Threw the Flash a Birthday Party

In their latest spotlight on endearingly strange comic book stories, CSBG looks at the time that Fidel Castro threw the Flash a birthday party!

"That Time Fidel Castro Threw Flash a Birthday Party" & More Strange Stories

CSBG has a collection of strange but awesome comic book stories, like the time Cuban dictator Fidel Castro threw the Flash a birthday party!

MLB eyes spring training game in Cuba

U.S. teams played spring training games in Cuba before Fidel Castro’s revolution, but none appeared there from March 1959 until the Baltimore Orioles faced Cuba’s national team in Havana in March 1999.

When Ted Cruz’s Father Campaigned for Fidel Castro

After leaving Cuba for Texas in 1957, Rafael Cruz spoke out in support of the Castro-led rebellion, only to reject it two years later after becoming disillusioned with its leftist leanings.

8 Historical Figures Excommunicated By The Catholic Church

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : The Presurfer

image credit What do Fidel Castro, Henry VIII, and Napoleon have in common? Aside from their penchant for power and natty hats, they have all been excommunicated.Excommunication is the harshest punishment available to the Roman Catholic...Show More Summary

Luxury Travel of Fidel Castro's Son Called Out By Cuban Communist Party

Calling for austerity while living in opulence has been common practice for Cuban leaders for more than half a century. Demands to "tighten one's belt" are brandished about by officials with fat necks and ruddy faces, who for decades haven't known what a refrigerator with more frost than food looks like. Show More Summary

Luxury Travel of Fidel Castro's Son Called Out By Cuban Communist Party

14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, 5 November 2015 - Calling for austerity while living in opulence has been common practice for Cuban leaders for more than half a century. Demands to "tighten one's belt" are brandished about byShow More Summary

I Was With Fidel Castro When JFK Was Assassinated

It was around 1:30 in the afternoon, Cuban time. We were having lunch in the living room of the modest summer residence which Fidel Castro owns on magnificent Varadero Beach, 120 kilometers from Havana. For at least the tenth time, I was questioning the Cuban leader on details of the negotiations wi

Jorge Ramos: Only People Who Have Denied Me Press Access Are Trump, Fidel Castro

3 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

The only public figure who prevented Jorge Ramos from asking a question before the 2016 campaign began was former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, the Univision anchor said.

Marco Rubio: The Republican of the moment

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

As a child, Marco Rubio assured his exiled grandfather he would overthrow Fidel Castro to lead Cuba. Today at 44, he aspires to lead the United States, and he inched closer to that dream with a breakout performance in Wednesday’s Republican debate. After months of toil on the campaign trail,...

Alicia Alonso Remembers

3 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

The founding mother of ballet in Cuba recalls her early training and career, convincing Fidel Castro to fund a professional national company, and convincing skeptical parents that ballet could be a career. (video)

Cuba’s sweet spot, between Moscow and Washington

last monthNews : BlogPost

HAVANA — During another October 53 years ago, a young Fidel Castro played Cuba off the world's two superpowers. The Soviets installed nukes on the island, the Americans demanded their removal, and Castro ended up with a U.S. promise not to invade, assuring the survival of his Cuban revolution. This week it seemed like the […]

Cuba releases artist who was considered a prisoner of conscience

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba released a graffiti artist known as "El Sexto," his sister said on Tuesday, ten months after he was jailed for "disrespect of the leaders of the revolution" over a satire of Fidel and Raul Castro.

Actual Business Insider Headline: ‘Top 10 Leadership lessons from Fidel Castro

Apparently, this is a serious article and not an Onion-type parody. After graduating from law school, Castro became well known for hating American influence in Cuba. He met Che Guevara in Mexico and planned a guerilla invasion of Cuba. The duo … Continued

Castro to U.S.: Hey Guys, Things Still Aren’t Cool With Us

2 months agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

Raul Castro was one of the most highly anticipated speakers at this year’s UN General Assembly. Not only was it the 84-year-old Cuban president’s first address to the body since taking over from his brother Fidel in 2008 and his first...Show More Summary

Prominent Priest Asks Pope Francis: WHY Condemn Capitalism So Strongly, But NOT Communism?

Pope Francis has continually weighed-in and condemned capitalism as he has helped coddle Communist despots like Fidel Castro. Now, a prominent priest has criticized the head of the Catholic Church

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