Hugo Chávez revered Fidel Castro, and he set out to turn Venezuela into another Castroite Cuba. Some of the best people in Venezuela are in prison: including Antonio Ledezma, the mayor of Caracas. He was arrested in his office last year when 120 men stormed in, breaking glass, to seize him. Show More Summary
GIVEN WHAT CUBANS DID IN MOZAMBIQUE THEY ARE A COUNTRY IN LATIN AMERICA WHO KNOWS A LOT ABOUT IMPERIALISM: But of course that’s not what they mean! Fidel Castro, Evo Morales discuss ‘imperialist efforts’ in Latin America. I mean, Fidel could teach a master class about the how tos of kleptocracy, tyranny and imperialism.
HAVANA (Reuters) - Retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro and Bolivian President Evo Morales discussed "imperialist efforts" to undo leftist progress in Latin America during Morales' two-day visit to the Communist-ruled island, Cuban state television reported on Saturday.
Cuban artist and poet Armando Valladares who spent 22 years in Fidel Castro's gulags for refusing to put a placard on his desk at work that said: "I am with Fidel," was awarded the Canterbury Medal Thursday night in New York City.
"Fidel promised that the Revolution was for us, for campesinos, rural farmers like me," sighed Sirley Avila, a slender 56-year-old former Cuban community activist, who has lived under Castro leadership her whole life. "Then, look," she...Show More Summary
Raul Castro, have you gone completely insane? No, I'm not talking about the human rights abuses you continue inflicting on your country's residents even though, unlike your brother Fidel, you are warming to Western culture and the freedoms that go with it. Show More Summary
Khloe Kardashian is being slammed for posing in front of a Fidel Castro monument during a trip to Cuba with her sisters. The photo, simply captioned “Havana cu,” has some of the reality star’s 48 million Instagram followers recoiling in hatred, advising Khloe Kardashian that she needs a history lesson. Show More Summary
The Kardashians are in Kuba on vacation, and they've mostly posted photos of the typical Cuban clichés (you know, classic cars and cigars) to their Instagram accounts. Oh, and then there's this one, in which Khloé Kardashian poses in...Show More Summary
Khloe Kardashian is causing some controversy. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star sparked outrage when she recently posted a photo on Instagram in which she’s posing against a wall inscribed with a quote by Fidel Castro. Havana ???????? A photo posted by Khloé (@khloekardashian) on May 4, 2016 at 7:26pm PDT As Us Weekly... Show More Summary
According to Fashionista, various Spanish language outlets are reporting that Tony Castro, grandson of Fidel, will walk in Chanel’s Cruise collection show in Cuba’s El Paseo Del Prado today at 6:30 p.m. EST. There is so much going on in that sentence! Read more...
Do you have icky feelings about the fact that Karl Lagerfeld is staging his Chanel cruise show in Havana, Cuba on Tuesday? If so, you're not alone, and now the Internet is here to add another layer of weirdness: Spanish-language digital outlets are alleging that one Tony Castro, grandson of... Continue reading
The BBC reports that Fidel Castro poured scorn on the state visit of President Barack Obama to Cuba in a 1500 word letter to a state-run newspaper, appropriately named Granma. I wonder if Fidel mentions the fact that the Cuban government...Show More Summary
More than a decade ago, Fidel Castro’s personal physician founded “The Hundred-and-Twenty-Year Club,” propounding the idea that, with proper diet and exercise, Cubans could live to that august age—and he often boasted that the man who would prove his theory was none other than Fidel Castro. Show More Summary
Cuban leaders came together at their seventh party congressional meeting where current president Raul Castro was re-elected for another term as the party’s first secretary with support from Fidel Castro. According to an article by NPR’s Morning Edition, the idea that Cuba will change anytime soon was defied by former Cuban president Fidel and his... Show More Summary
Ex-Cuban leader speaks of death in farewell speech to Communist Party congress and calls for preserving party ideals.
Former Cuban President Fidel Castro told a gathering of the Communist Party in Havana on Tuesday that he would soon die, and urged his followers to fulfill his vision for the country. His speech came during a rare public appearance for the revolutionary leader. Show More Summary
Althouse points to an article about Fidel Castro as he ponders the end. I hope someone writes a novel about a delusional dictator who turned an island into a totalitarian police state, thought he was creating utopia, and periodically hosted fawning celebrities. Beware of the utopians.
FASTER, PLEASE: Fidel Castro gives rare speech saying he’s nearing the end.
Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro delivered a valedictory speech Tuesday to the Communist Party that he put in power half a century ago, telling party members he is nearing the end of his life and exhorting them to help his ideas survive. “I'll be 90 years old soon,” Castro said in his most...
While Mr. Castro, 89, seemed to take his leave of the party on Tuesday, others in his cohort signaled their intentions to stay put.