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It's the Talk of the Town

Big news today -- no, not Obama's Netanyahu quarrel or Fidel Castro's tacky living room. It's not about Ferguson police or the winter weather. The big news is about Kim Kardashian. She changed her hair color. It's the lead on all the talk shows - it's the talk of the town! #fail #thetroublewithourworld

Is Cuba on the verge of major political reform?

12 hours agoNews : BlogPost

HAVANA — An online forum published in Cuban state media this week offers the most intriguing sign to date that communist authorities may be preparing to make significant changes to the one-party system Fidel and Raul Castro have controlled for 55 years. A new "General Election Law" approved by the ruling Communist Party was announced […]

Dictator Digs: Fidel Castro's Living Room is 'Dictator Tacky'

Hoping to dispel rumors of Fidel Castro's death, the Cuban government has released images of the leader greeting a series of celebrity guests in his never-before-seen living room, and boy is the place tacky. The Miami Herald notes that...

Natalia Revuelta, comrade and paramour of Fidel Castro, dies at 89

Natalia Revuelta, a Cuban socialite who became a paramour of the young revolutionary Fidel Castro, a liaison that produced a daughter who decades later defected to the United States and denounced her father as a “tyrant,” died Feb. 27 in Havana. She was 89.Read full article >>

Natalia Revuelta Clews dies at 89; socialite who had daughter with Fidel Castro

Natalia Revuelta Clews, the Cuban socialite who emptied her bank account and sold her diamond jewelry to support Fidel Castro when he was a little-known insurgent, has died. She was 89.

More than an act of Congress will be needed to stop Islamic State

My friend Janet is a passionate West Coast tree-hugging antiwar lefty who still retains a soft spot in her heart for revolutionaries such as Fidel Castro. Yet, when I had a drink with her the other night and the conversation turned to the latest atrocities committed by the psychopaths who...

Funny Man in Havana: Conan O’Brien’s weekend in Cuba

2 weeks agoNews : BlogPost

From Woody Allen's Bananas to Seinfeld episodes spoofing Fidel Castro as George Steinbrenner, Cuba and its revolutionary iconography-- the beards and cigars in particular-- have long been a ripe target for yanqui satirists. But noneShow More Summary

Raúl Castro is right about Guantánamo. It was taken at gunpoint and the US should give it back.

Guantánamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba but not Cuba, thanks to U.S. empire building. Whatever else can be said about Cuban President Raúl Castro, brother and partner of Fidel, he's right about Guantánamo Bay, that portion of Cuba occupied at gunpoint by the United States for more than a century. Show More Summary

Fidel's ‘Yankee Comandante' Could Return Home

In America, he was William Morgan, a high school dropout from Ohio who worked for the mob. But in Cuba, he was the Yankee Comandante who fought the revolution alongside Fidel Castro and Che Guevara; as a biographer puts it, the "ne’er-do-well who found his cause, his love, and his...

President Kennedy bans all Cuban imports in 1962

In an effort to cut down the dollar income to Fidel Castro’s regime, President Kennedy bans all Cuban imports.

Castro Son Named as Federation's Global Ambassador

last monthSports / Baseball : Bats

A son of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro was named a global ambassador by the World Baseball Softball Confederation on Tuesday, with the governing body hopeful that both sports can be included at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Cuba publishes first photos of Fidel Castro in months

Cuban state media released the first photographs of former president Fidel Castro in nearly six months in a bid to quiet rumors that his health is failing. The images showed the 88-year-old Castro at his home along with his wife Dalia...Show More Summary

In First Photos Since August, Cuba's Fidel Castro Meets With Student Leader

last monthNews : The Two-Way

They came just weeks after rumors surfaced yet again that the former Cuban president, now 88, had died.

Cuban Media Publishes New Photos of Fidel Castro

Amid rumors of failing health, local media shows the 88-year-old leader sitting upright and holding meetings

Cuba releases new photos of Fidel Castro as health rumors swirl

Officials with Cuba's state-run media have released a series of new photographs of a frail-looking Fidel Castro as questions continue about the health of the former leader.

Cuba Releases Photos of Fidel Castro for the 1st time in 5 Months

The guy is still alive and kicking, after all. Too bad that can’t be said of Cuban dissidents over the years.

Cuba Trots Out New Castro Photos Amid Health Rumors

Fidel Castro is apparently spending his retirement convincing people he's alive: After his silence when the US and Cuba reopened relations spawned rumors about his failing health or even death, he belatedly penned a Jan. 26 letter, AFP reports. Now Cuban state media has released more than 20 photos that...

Fidel Castro’s new pictures raise speculation that his health was failing

Cuba has published the first photographs of former President Fidel Castro since last August, amid new speculation that his health was failing. The photos, published Monday in the Communist Party newspaper Granma, depicted the 88-year Castro talking to a student leader at his home, which the newspaper said was taken last month.  A Brazilian theologian […]

Fidel Castro appears alive and well in new photos from Cuba

Cuba released the first photos of 88-year-old Fidel Castro in more than five months In the the nearly two dozen photos posted on Cuba's state media outlets, Castro is pictured sitting down for an interview with the head of the main Cuban...Show More Summary

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