In the movies, evil bad guys are often stupid and hire stupid people to do the wrong thing. Fidel Castro shows that evil people can be very smart, and find bright people who do the right things in advancing their goals, no matter how twisted. Show More Summary
The US embargo of Cuba began in 1960, a year after Fidel Castro turned this island toward communism. It was extended to food and medicines in 1962, the same year as the showdown with Russia over the installation of missiles there. The embargo has prevented American companies from doing business with Cuba, and discouraged tourism to Cuba. Show More Summary
There are baseball fights, and there are Cuban baseball fights. Without watching the video, you just know that a baseball fight erupting in Fidel Castro’s back yard is going to involve something that just wouldn’t happen on American soil. During a game between two Cuban baseball clubs, Player A taking swings at Player B with a baseball bat definitely qualifies.
Writer and journalist Cristina García talks about her latest novel, King of Cuba, how she came to write about Fidel Castro as an octogenarian, and returning to Cuba after more than a decade's absence.
According o Seymour Hersh's Dark Side of Camelot, the Bay of Pigs attack of April 1961 was supposed to be preceded, the day before, by the assassination of Fidel Castro. "The assumption hat Castro would be dead when the first Cuban exiles went ashore, and the fact hat he was not, may explain Kennedy's decision to cut his losses. Show More Summary
Republican Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen has opened up on Charlie Crist after he made the statement that Cubans were suffering because of U.S. foreign policy. Ros-Lehtinen has been blistering Crist in the press since he first told leftist Bill Maher the Cuban embargo needed to be lifted. Show More Summary
Associated Press is fighting the good fight—one hearing aid at a time.
At 87, Fidel Castro is not as young as he used to be, so it shouldn't come as a huge surprise that he wears a hearing aid—but that didn't stop AP contributors photoshopping the device out of images of the ex-Cuban President. Read more...
Best caption on Twitter comes from @wvufanst: "A foreign, power hungry dictator and Fidel Castro." The original image is not found, but there's this, so I call 'shop. via @NicoleBonnet1 Update: Yeah, original is from Reuters. Open thread below...
WOW! This was the best defense of the Second Amendment EVER! Manuel Martinez, who narrowly escaped Cuba in 1962 after being imprisoned for opposing Fidel Castro, passionately defended the Second Amendment in front of Oregon’s Senate Judiciary Committee. Martinez passionately … Continue reading ?
Fidel Castro, pushing 90, five plus years after relinquishing at least de jure power, voting to approve delegates to national and provincial assemblies. February 3rd, 2013. Tell me again how successful that embargo has been? Click the post headline to see full size photo.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday met Fidel Castro in Havana for a conversation that ranged from climate change to the civil war in Syria, and said he criticized Cuba’s human rights problems. Mr. Ban, who is in Cuba for a summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, met with the former […]
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez met with a frail-looking Fidel Castro on Sunday while in Cuba for a regional summit, posting pictures of the two smiling together on her Twitter account. Castro, who is rarely seen in public ever since delegating power to his brother Raul i …
If you are wondering why Hollywood is so enamored with dictators like Fidel Castro and supports any politician determined to explode the size and power of the federal government, look no further than this story. Managers of an AMC theatre in Ohio suspected a man of pirating "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" using his Google Glasses. Show More Summary
Maria Conchita Alonso is not afraid to speak her mind on politics, even if it goes against the beliefs of many in her peer group. The Running Man actress, who has spoken out against Fidel Castro in the past, recently backed Tea Party candidate Tim Donnelly in the California governor's race. Show More Summary
sActress Maria Conchita Alonso, an outspoken critic of former dictators Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez, was fired from an acting job this week after appearing in an ad with Tea Party candidate Tim Donnelly. CBS Local reported: A famed actress … Continue reading ?
Yes Glenn, you are. Operation Northwoods was a 1962 proposal, where the Defense Department proposed a series of false flag attacks against targets in the United States (mainly Florida) which could then be blamed on Fidel Castro (who had taken power three years earlier), and thus justify an invasion of Cuba to overthrow Castro. Show More Summary
Cuban leader Fidel Castro has appeared in public for the first time in nine months, attending an art gallery opening near his home, the local press reported Thursday. Official media in Cuba and several foreign news outlets ran photographs...Show More Summary
Fidel Castro, Cuba's despot for the better of a half a century turned secretive retiree, allegedly made his first public appearance in nine months at an art show in Havana this week. The New York Times reports that video has surfaced...Show More Summary