The surprise deal between the United States and Cuba to reopen embassies and restore diplomatic relations after 53 years in the deep freeze involved no clandestine meetings in either country or participation of an aging Fidel Castro...
Castro was on the cover of the magazine three weeks after he seized control of Cuba
The Cuban spy released to the United States as part of a campaign to improve relations between Washington and Havana was instrumental in breaking some of the Castro regime's most notorious espionage missions, officials said Thursday...
While he was preparing for a presidential run in 1960, JFK sought out the assistance of James Bond author Ian Fleming, asking for the British spy’s advice on methods for dealing with Fidel Castro and Cuba’s communist regime. KennedyShow More Summary
Florida Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) called Barack Obama the “appeaser in chief” after his move to normalize relations with Cuba. Diaz-Balart said he was certain Obama would go meet Fidel Castro by the end of his presidency. FOX News host … Continue reading ?
Happy Throwback Thursday, mis amigos! In the spirit of yesterday’s news out of Havana, NBC dusted off an old clip from their archives. On April 19th, 1959, Fidel Castro appeared on “Meet the Press” in Washington, DC and was asked byShow More Summary
Approximately 4 years ago I traveled to Cuba.A good friend of mine LOVES FIDEL CASTRO!! As a self proclaimed socialist he made the case that "Fidel Castro, in the small nation of Cuba was the only government leader to ever stand up to...Show More Summary
``The moves are a nearly complete repudiation of the economic stranglehold the U.S. sought to impose soon after Fidel Castro came to power in 1959. Obama said the effort to secure openness and democracy on the island by tightening the economic screws has "failed to advance our interests" and should be replaced.''
While the release of U.S. aid worker Alan Gross is a welcome news, the Obama administration has made the underlying issues with the Castro regime in Cuba “worse,” according to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). “Fidel and Raul Castro have just received...Show More Summary
It's fitting that the thaw was brokered by a president who wasn't alive when Castro came to power
When Cuba’s most affluent citizens fled Fidel Castro and his leftist revolutionaries after they took power on New Year’s Day 1959, they sought refuge by the thousands in southern Florida with the expectation that they’d be back home before the following Christmas.
Fidel Castro’s name will undoubtedly come up a bunch in coming days, now that the United States plans to normalize relations with Cuba. The former Cuban president was a thorn in America’s side for decades. But here’s one Castro story that hopefully won’t be repeated: The one about Castro getting a tryout with the New […]
When Fidel Castro came to New York in April 1959, it was a mere four months since the 33-year-old had led the successful revolution to overthrow the Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista. Castro had pulled no punches in his anti-America speeches, and he had extensive associations with the political left. Show More Summary
Shorter Bob Menendez and Marco Rubio: “How dare Obama discuss ending the embargo on Cuba when it’s probably only a few years away from causing Fidel Castro’s death and therefore being vindicated?”
In November 1940, a young Cuban student named Fidel Castro sent a handwritten letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Writing in English, Castro congratulated the president on his reelection and requested "a ten dollars bill green...Show More Summary
China's state-run Global Times newspaper announced this week that Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, under whose rule thousands of political prisoners were forced into squalid conditions and thousands more were forced to fight in communist...Show More Summary
On Wednesday, Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani education advocate, and Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian child rights campaigner, attended a ceremony in Oslo, Norway, to receive their Nobel Peace Prizes. Yousafzai, who had been shot by the Taliban...Show More Summary
The award was set up in 2010 after the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to a Chinese dissident. Chinese media said the former Cuban leader was honored because he didn't use force in foreign relations.
Credits: ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Alt Text: Fidel Castro Former Cuban leader awarded ‘China’s Nobel’ but does not travel to receive Confucius prize in person One-Minute Read Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 1:21pm China has awarded Fidel Castro the fourth annual Confucius Peace Prize, dubbed ‘China’s Nobel’. Show More Summary
In the West, few observers would consider Fidel Castro a consummate peacemaker. Some in China beg to differ.