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Pope Francis bridged gap between U.S. and Cuba during secret talks

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...

When Fidel Castro Took Power: How TIME Covered the News

Castro was on the cover of the magazine three weeks after he seized control of Cuba

Cuban-born spy credited with exposing Fidel Castro's U.S. operatives

13 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

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...

Ian Fleming: James Bond Author Helped JFK Hatch Plot To Kill Castro

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

Rep. Diaz-Balart: I “Guarantee You” Obama Will Go Meet Far Left “Messiah” Fidel Castro (Video)

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 ?

#TBT: Fidel Castro on Meet the Press

20 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

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

My Sentiments On Cuba Is Somewhere Between The Arguments Of President Obama And Senator Rubio

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

Obama opens relations with Cuba, easing half-century standoff (BEST OBAMA MOVE YET)

``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.''

Cruz on Cuba: Another Obama 'Very, Very Bad Deal'

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

Fidel Loses the Race to the Grave

It's fitting that the thaw was brokered by a president who wasn't alive when Castro came to power

Cuba-U.S. relations: A 55-year exercise in acrimony

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.

Just a reminder that Cuba’s Fidel Castro never tried out for the Yankees or Senators

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 […]

1959: The year Fidel Castro completely charmed America

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

The Embargo Cannot Fail, It Can Only Be Failed

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?”

Young Fidel Castro Wrote FDR to Ask for 10 Bucks

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 Awards Dubious 'Confucius Peace Prize' and $15,000 to Dictator Fidel Castro

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

The non-Nobel peace prizes trying to reshape the world, one Fidel Castro at a time

last weekNews : BlogPost

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

Fidel Castro Awarded China's Confucius Peace Prize

last weekNews : The Two-Way

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.

China awards Confucius peace prize to Cuba’s Fidel Castro

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

Fidel Castro Named Winner of Confucius Peace Prize

In the West, few observers would consider Fidel Castro a consummate peacemaker. Some in China beg to differ.

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