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Meyer Lansky’s Heirs Want Money from Cuba

A curious twist in the renewed U.S.-Cuban relations is the claim by Mafia financier Meyer Lansky’s heirs for damages from the loss of Lansky’s Havana casinos, which Fidel Castro nationalized after the revolution in 1959, writes Jack Colhoun. By Jack Colhoun…Read more ?

Roger Stone Says Julián Castro Will Make ‘His Uncle Fidel’ Proud If He Becomes VP Pick

2 days agoNews : Mediaite

Trump ally and Republican strategist Roger Stone insinuated that Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro was related to Fidel and Raul Castro.

Why the Best Leaders Reward Defiance

In 1959 the Revolutionaries finally forced the Cuban president, and United States ally, Fulgencio Batista into exile. Fidel Castro and his insurgency had taken over. Two years later, John F. Kennedy, the golden boy in the White House, initiated the Bay of Pigs invasion. Show More Summary

"Night Life" Was Nominated For A Hugo Award. "Night Work" Has Fidel Castro, A Body In Central Park, And An Incorruptible Cop -- And It's Even Better.

I don't read thrillers, and I especially don't read thrillers with police as heroes, but I read "Night Life" non-stop, and when it was over, I cheered. And when it was nominated for a Hugo Award --- not the sort of thing that happens to debut novels --- I cheered again. Show More Summary

A Cuban Love Story, Complete With Fidel

Playwright Odalys Nanin tells us why she felt compelled to revive her stage tale of lesbian love in Castro's Cuba.

How Fidel Castro’s favorite cigar conquered the world

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

How Castro’s Favorite Cigar Conquered the World Havana is the destination of the moment. In the past couple of months, Barack Obama, the Rolling Stones and even the Kardashians have made pilgrimages to the Cuban capital—along with Karl Lagerfeld and the world’s fashionistas attending Chanel’s...

A Daughter of Venezuela

Hugo Chávez revered Fidel Castro, and he set out to turn Venezuela into another Castroite Cuba. Some of the best people in Venezuela are in prison: including Antonio Ledezma, the mayor of Caracas. He was arrested in his office last year when 120 men stormed in, breaking glass, to seize him. Show More Summary

GIVEN WHAT CUBANS DID IN MOZAMBIQUE THEY ARE A COUNTRY IN LATIN AMERICA WHO KNOWS A LOT ABOUT IMPERI…

GIVEN WHAT CUBANS DID IN MOZAMBIQUE THEY ARE A COUNTRY IN LATIN AMERICA WHO KNOWS A LOT ABOUT IMPERIALISM: But of course that’s not what they mean! Fidel Castro, Evo Morales discuss ‘imperialist efforts’ in Latin America.  I mean, Fidel could teach a master class about the how tos of kleptocracy, tyranny and imperialism.

Fidel Castro, Evo Morales discuss 'imperialist efforts' in Latin America

HAVANA (Reuters) - Retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro and Bolivian President Evo Morales discussed "imperialist efforts" to undo leftist progress in Latin America during Morales' two-day visit to the Communist-ruled island, Cuban state television reported on Saturday.

Cuban Artist Who Spent 22 Years in Prison for Defying Castro Regime Receives Religious Freedom Award

Cuban artist and poet Armando Valladares who spent 22 years in Fidel Castro's gulags for refusing to put a placard on his desk at work that said: "I am with Fidel," was awarded the Canterbury Medal Thursday night in New York City.

A Revolution With Promises to Keep

"Fidel promised that the Revolution was for us, for campesinos, rural farmers like me," sighed Sirley Avila, a slender 56-year-old former Cuban community activist, who has lived under Castro leadership her whole life. "Then, look," she...Show More Summary

Beware, Cuba: Here Come Hungry American Cruisers

Raul Castro, have you gone completely insane? No, I'm not talking about the human rights abuses you continue inflicting on your country's residents even though, unlike your brother Fidel, you are warming to Western culture and the freedoms that go with it. Show More Summary

Khloe Karadshian Slammed For Glamorizing Fidel Castro And Illegal Animal Trafficking Trade Over Instagram [Video]

Khloe Kardashian is being slammed for posing in front of a Fidel Castro monument during a trip to Cuba with her sisters. The photo, simply captioned “Havana cu,” has some of the reality star’s 48 million Instagram followers recoiling in hatred, advising Khloe Kardashian that she needs a history lesson. Show More Summary

Surprise! People are mad at Khloé Kardashian for maybe glorifying Fidel Castro.

2 months agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

The Kardashians are in Kuba on vacation, and they've mostly posted photos of the typical Cuban clichés (you know, classic cars and cigars) to their Instagram accounts. Oh, and then there's this one, in which Khloé Kardashian poses in...Show More Summary

Khloe Kardashian Ignites Outrage By Posing Under A ‘Fidel’ Sign In Cuba

Khloe Kardashian is causing some controversy. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star sparked outrage when she recently posted a photo on Instagram in which she’s posing against a wall inscribed with a quote by Fidel Castro. Havana ???????? A photo posted by Khloé (@khloekardashian) on May 4, 2016 at 7:26pm PDT As Us Weekly... Show More Summary

Fidel Castro's Grandson Is Rumored to Be Walking in Chanel's Runway Show in Cuba Tonight

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

According to Fashionista, various Spanish language outlets are reporting that Tony Castro, grandson of Fidel, will walk in Chanel’s Cruise collection show in Cuba’s El Paseo Del Prado today at 6:30 p.m. EST. There is so much going on in that sentence! Read more...

Rumor Has It Fidel Castro's Grandson Will Walk In Tuesday's Chanel Show in Cuba

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : Fashionista

Do you have icky feelings about the fact that Karl Lagerfeld is staging his Chanel cruise show in Havana, Cuba on Tuesday? If so, you're not alone, and now the Internet is here to add another layer of weirdness: Spanish-language digital outlets are alleging that one Tony Castro, grandson of... Continue reading

Blast from the Past

The BBC reports that Fidel Castro poured scorn on the state visit of President Barack Obama to Cuba in a 1500 word letter to a state-run newspaper, appropriately named Granma. I wonder if Fidel mentions the fact that the Cuban government...Show More Summary

Fidel Speaks, and Raúl Stays on, in Cuba

More than a decade ago, Fidel Castro’s personal physician founded “The Hundred-and-Twenty-Year Club,” propounding the idea that, with proper diet and exercise, Cubans could live to that august age—and he often boasted that the man who would prove his theory was none other than Fidel Castro. Show More Summary

Without Fidel Castro, Will Raul Still Remain Defiant Against The U.S.?

Cuban leaders came together at their seventh party congressional meeting where current president Raul Castro was re-elected for another term as the party’s first secretary with support from Fidel Castro. According to an article by NPR’s Morning Edition, the idea that Cuba will change anytime soon was defied by former Cuban president Fidel and his... Show More Summary

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