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Young fan who dresses like Fidel Castro meets his idol

All that's missing is the beard. An 8-year-old Cuban boy who likes to dress up as Fidel Castro got to meet his idol after Cuba's 88-year-old retired leader invited him and his family to his Havana home for a chat. "I felt a lot of emotion upon seeing Fidel," Marlon Mendez told Reuters on Monday from his home near Havana. Show More Summary

Fidel is Fidel: Exhibition by artist Roberto Chile celebrates Castro's 88th anniversary

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

?Fidel is Fidel? the photographic exhibition by Roberto Chile, opened this Tuesday in the Jose Marti Memorial, in Havana, as a salute to the 88th birthday of the leader of the Cuban revolution. People in Habana will be able to enjoy it until the 28th of September. Show More Summary

Venezuelan president on surprise visit to Fidel Castro

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro made a surprise visit to Cuba to meet with Fidel Castro, who praised his guest's "solidarity" with the Palestinian people and condemned the "genocide" in Gaza. The former Cuban president and leader...Show More Summary

Mariela Castro Votes Against Cuban Government, Voices Support For Transgender Rights

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Mariela Castro, the daughter of Cuba’s president Raul Castro and niece of Fidel Castro, has made the first recorded vote against the government in a show of support for LGBT people

Castro's Niece Casts Rare 'No' Vote In Parliament, Citing Gay Rights

last weekNews : The Two-Way

Cuba's parliament isn't big on dissent. But Mariela Castro, daughter of the country's president – and niece of Fidel Castro — is making waves for rejecting a workers' rights bill.

Riddles, Lies, and Lives -- From Fidel Castro and Muhammad Ali to Albert Einstein and Barbie

Century of Disaster Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com The following passages are excerpted from Eduardo Galeano’s history of humanity, Mirrors (Nation Books). Stalin He learned to write in the language of Georgia, his homeland, but in...Show More Summary

Linkage: Rebel Wilson's New Digs; A Golden Age for Airstreams

Photo via Architizer · Inside Rebel Wilson's frilly new house. · Parallel Lab builds a micro office in Hong Kong. · Fidel Castro may or may not have visited this house. · A Dutch family home converted to a Kindergarden....

Andrea Mitchell Celebrates Fidel Castro’s 88th Birthday

MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell’s love affair with former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro reared its ugly head once again on Wednesday, August 13 when she hyped the socialist’s 88th birthday. Appearing on her daily Andrea Mitchell Reports program,...Show More Summary

Cuba marks Castro's 88th with tributes, photo show

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba is marking Fidel Castro's 88th birthday with tributes in official media, a concert and a photo exhibit in the capital and a newly inaugurated restoration of the home where he was born.

Air Algérie Crash: Mariela Castro, Niece Of Fidel Castro, Reportedly On Doomed Flight [Breaking]

Air Algérie Flight AH5017, which reportedly crashed in Mali after changing its flight path to avoid heavy storms, was carrying Mariela Castro — niece of retired Cuban President Fidel Castro and daughter of Cuba’s current president, Raul Castro, news agencies reported Thursday. The Air Algérie flight was on its way from Ouagadougou, the capital of

Fidel Castro Thinks Ukrainian Government Downed Malaysian Airlines Flight

The former leader of Cuba, Fidel Castro, spoke out on recently about the recent Malaysian Airlines passenger plane that was shot down, placing the blame squarely on the Ukrainian government. He made his comments in an opinion column published by state media in Cuba, entitled: “Extraordinary Provocation.” The comments were made just a few short

Picture China: Fidel Castro Meeting, New Xiaomi Phone, Mongolian Fair

The day's China news in pictures: Cuba's Fidel Castro speaks with China's President Xi Jinping in Havana, the CEO of China's smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi releases a new phone, herdsmen in Mongolia celebrate the country's 23rd Nadam Fair and more.

Russia Talks of Building Maritime Port, Modern Airport In Cuba

On July 12 Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Fidel Castro during a visit to Cuba. The visit was part of Putin's Latin American tour, and one in which he stressed the modernization Russia is prepared to help bring about for its former Cold War ally. Show More Summary

Putin Meets Castro

Vladimir Putin and Fidel Castro met in Cuba to discuss stronger trade and economic ties. Mr Putin laid a wreath at Revolution Square in Havana with Raúl Castro, the communist island’s president, and later met for an hour behind closed doors with his older brother Fidel, the long-time former dictator. The visit was far from [...]

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro meets Russian president Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin met former Cuban leader Fidel Castro and current President Raul Castro on Friday to begin a six-day tour of Latin America in which Russia is seeking to reassert its influence on the communist-ruled island.

Russia Waves Off 90% Of Debt That Cuba Owes The Country, Should America Be Worried?

Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is currently on an official day-long visit to Cuba, met the country’s retired leader Fidel Castro. But the more important news is that he announced the waiver of 90% of the debt Cuba owes Russia. Moreover, the remaining 10% will be allowed to be paid off within the next 10

Cuban New-Car Sales Total 50 During First Half Of 2014

Last year, the Cuban government finally made it legal for its citizens to freely buy new vehicles for the first time since Fidel Castro sent Fulgencio Batista packing in 1959. The people rejoiced right up until they saw the prices on the showroom floor this January, family sedans marked up 400 percent or above as […]

Sister of Fidel, Former Spy, and Loyal Hillary Supporter

Hillary Clinton and Juanita Castro Ruz, sister of the former and current presidents of Cuba Fidel and Raúl, have both penned high scrutinized memoirs about their intertwined personal and political lives. And the two women have something else in common. According to the latest filings of Ready For Hillary PAC, the committee set up to support Clinton’s possible…

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