In 1959, the first year of the Cuban Revolution, the Agrarian Reform was announced. This was pursuant to a strategy adopted by the new leaders navigating the Cuban ship, notably, the Cuban leader Fidel Castro, to dismantle the structures that the neo-colonial model had put in place. Show More Summary
Much as Fidel Castro did throughout the 20th century, the FAR is now well positioned to capitalise on being under US attack
For thirteen days in the fall of 1962, President John F. Kennedy contended with the contempt of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. Castro, who came to power on January 1, 1959 when Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista fled the island nation, allied himself with communist premier Nikita Khrushchev of the Soviet Union. Show More Summary
The United States isolated Cuba diplomatically and economically for half a century in an effort to force Fidel Castro out of power, or at least to change his repressive ways. But the freeze-out — a misguided Cold War policy the U.S. clung to for far too many years — didn’t work. In fact, the White...
Oliver Stone is known for his award-winning movies like "Platoon" and "Midnight Express." The filmmaker has interviewed controversial figures like Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro. For his latest documentary, "The Putin Interviews," Stone was granted extensive access to the Russian president and no topic was off limits. Show More Summary
1 June 1964, 53 years ago: Fidel Castro, the leader of the Revolution, declared that it was likely that the Yankees would attempt a bacteriological war against our people; he also alerted global public opinion of these facts, facts which...Show More Summary
The CIA’s Secrets About JFK, Che, and Castro Revealed In the early 1960s, Antonio Veciana was the CIA’s man in Havana. With a senior position in the Cuban government, he wreaked havoc on Fidel Castro’s Communist regime, firebombing the capital’s largest department store and plotting to kill...
"The Buena Vista Social Club," about the music of Cuba and the independent spirit of musicians under Fidel Castro, was a rare nonfiction movie that became a cultural phenomenon. Directed by Wim Wenders ("Paris, Texas" and "Wings of Desire"),...Show More Summary
Say what you will about state propaganda, but at least it gets good ratings. Pravda never had to worry about circulation numbers at the height of Soviet rule; Radio Havana Cuba, started by Fidel Castro, has fared better than the global socialist revolution it was supposed to broadcast. You can...
1980 — Rene Lima-Marin leaves Cuba as a toddler with his parents in what would become known as the Mariel boat lift after Fidel Castro announced the country would stop … Click to Continue »
One of the highest-profile members of Cuba's ruling family says the country could be surprised by the person who succeeds her father as president. Mariela Castro's uncle Fidel led Cuba … Click to Continue »
Cuba's President Raul Castro oversees his last May Day Parade -- and the first without his late brother and revolutionary predecessor Fidel. Video provided by AFP
Millions of Cubans rallied in a May Day parade Monday, the last to be overseen by President Raul Castro -- and the first without his late brother and revolutionary predecessor Fidel. The May 1 rally filled Havana's Revolution Square and other spots across the country in a sea of red, white and blue national flags and giant portraits of Fidel Castro. Show More Summary
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In a way, credit for the opening of one of the Tampa area's newest Cuban restaurants belongs to Fidel Castro. If not for the late Cuban president, Jose "Pepe" Diaz … Click to Continue »
In his first interview with American press, Casamayor stated he “would rather die than box for Fidel Castro…”
She was the youngest of seven siblings, including Fidel and Raul Castro.
A "breathing" Fidel Castro is among several ex-communist leaders gathered in Hong Kong this week -- one of the world's centres of capitalism -- as part of a cheeky exhibition at Art Basel. Lifelike replicas of Mao Zedong, Vladimir Lenin,...Show More Summary
“We don’t hate our country. But we’ve never seen anything outside of it."
PR Newswire, in delivering today the news that former president David Steinberg passed away earlier this month at age 85 due to complications from surgery, includes a colorful detail involving Fidel Castro: Steinberg was the first American journalist Castro invited to see "La Habana Nueva." Eager for a positive review, Castro ordered casino croupiers to...