The migrants came to the U.S. by the thousands when Fidel Castro opened the Mariel port in 1980, and many took up a life of crime when they got here.
This time, reports of Fidel Castro's death are real. And, as I'd predicted in my memoir Confessions of a Secret Latina: "[I]f anything [after Fidel's death], expressions of loss and praise of his accomplishments will be greater outside...Show More Summary
Amid Fidel Castro's funeral and furious debate over his legacy, Cuba's health system is often praised. Despite its flaws, it deserves it, says Rich Warner
The year 2016 is over, and good riddance. The past 12 months catalogued the deaths of David Bowie, John Glenn, Elie Wiesel, Fidel Castro, Muhammad Ali, Prince, George Michael, Alan Rickman, Carrie Fisher, Anton Yelchin, and many other figures who shaped global culture. And though many blame the number 2016...
Cuba paid tribute to late leader Fidel Castro on Monday with a military parade to mark the 58th anniversary of the revolution that brought him to power. Castro, who died on November 25 at age 90, launched his nearly half-century rule with a guerrilla uprising that forced US-backed dictator Fulgencio Batista from power on January 1, 1959. Show More Summary
Cuba appears to be in a historical moment. In early December, Fidel Castro, the country’s long-time leader, died. It had been my assumption that his death was like the sun dropping out of the solar system for the long-stagnating island nation. Show More Summary
If CNN wished to be considered a legitimate, accurate news source, how can their end-of-year review omit naming Black Lives Matter for their anti-police rhetoric, whiffs and does not blame radical Islam for terrorist attacks AND does not mention the death of longtime Communist dictator of Cuba, Fidel Castro? Here’s what the CNN write-up said about the […]
The deaths of David Bowie, Prince and Leonard Cohen drew considerable attention in a year that also claimed Muhammad Ali and Fidel Castro.
A NYE celebration in Grand Park, a Japanese cultural event for kids, an exploration of black British film and video, and more to do and see in L.A. this week for little to no money. Gene Wilder & Fidel Castro's New Year's Rockin' Eve (in Limbo) is an immersive theater...
On November 25, 2016, the mastermind of Cuba's 1959 revolution, Fidel Castro, died at age 90. Even though Castro was criticized in the West for the authoritarian nature of his rule and egregious human rights abuses, his death prompted an outpouring of grief in the developing world. Show More Summary
As the recent death of Fidel Castro has thrust Cuba into the headlines across the United States and throughout the West, the lingering question remains, what—if anything—will change in a Cuba now that its longtime dictator is dead. Since control has stayed within the Castro family, with Raul Castro assuming the role his brother had […]
In keeping with his wishes, no streets or plazas will be named after the late revolutionary leader, and no statues built in his honor.
In the Hernandez family, every generation has its own perspective on the Cuban revolution. Luis Hernandez was one of Fidel Castro's comrades-in-arms as he fought to overthrow the US-backed dictator Fulgencio Batista. His son Juan Luis...Show More Summary
There will be no Fidel Castro streets or plazas in Cuba, in keeping with the late revolutionary leader's wishes, as spelled out in a law Cuban legislators passed on Tuesday. President Raul Castro, 85, said that before dying at the age...Show More Summary
HAVANA, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Cuba’s National Assembly approved a law on Tuesday that bans commemorative statues of Fidel Castro and naming public places after him, in accordance with the wishes of the revolutionary leader, who died last...Show More Summary
Cuba's National Assembly approved a law on Tuesday that bans erecting commemorative statues of Fidel Castro or naming public places after him, in accordance with the wishes of the revolutionary leader who died last month. Castro always said he did not want a cult of personality although critics point out that the cult was everywhere. Show More Summary
The first time a pope ever set foot in Cuba was in 1998, when John Paul II traveled to the Communist state. The visit was the result of a thaw between the Vatican and Cuba’s president, Fidel Castro, who banned religion in 1959 when he seized power. Show More Summary
From legendary British singer David Bowie to Cuban leader Fidel Castro and American boxer Muhammad Ali, here are some of the notable figures who died in 2016. - 5: PIERRE BOULEZ, 90, French conductor-composer. - 7: ANDRE COURREGES, 92 French fashion designer known for his 1960s futuristic styles. Show More Summary
20/20 will profile the lives and legacies of legends who died in 2016 – featuring Prince, Muhammad Ali, Florence Henderson and Fidel Castro, but also including many others, like David Bowie, Merle Haggard, Craig Sager, Gene Wilder and Leonard Cohen – on a special edition, tomorrow, December 23rd (ABC, 10:01/9:01C). Show More Summary
Topic: Libraries A number of celebrities, politicians, and household names passed away, like David Bowie, Prince, politician Jo Cox, Cuban leader Fidel Castro, boxer Muhammad Ali, and singer Christina Grimmie. All showed up in either the full list of most edited by year/by month breakdowns, but are dwarfed by the article on deaths in 2016. Show More Summary