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Thousands Of Refugees Fled Cuba On Rafts In 1994 — Here's How They Are Faring 20 Years Later

Since the rise of the Fidel Castro in 1959, millions of Cuban citizens have tried to illegally gain entrance to the United States, seeking refuge from the regime. Many of these people have attempted to enter the US using makeshift rafts to travel the treacherous 332 miles of water between Cuba and Miami. Show More Summary

Is Castro's Cuba Still a Threat?

I remember seeing pictures of Fidel Castro for nearly 50 years. His image has changed from a black haired, Liam Neeson like figure dressed in combat fatigues to a wizened old man. Today's 88 year-old Castro does not look as dangerous or iron -willed as he did in the past, but very little about the essence of the man has changed.

Republican Carlos Curbelos Now Slightly Favored Over Democrat Joe Garcia (#FL26)

But now the Cuba issue has been unleashed…    “Who is the most important politician in Miami? Fidel Castro.” That’s an old joke I’ve heard many times down in Miami, but it rings very true in one of the most-watched midterm

Che! (1969) (Blu-ray)

last monthFilm / DVDs : DVD Verdict

Reviewed by Daryl Loomis Quote: "That's right: Omar Sharif plays Che Guevara and Jack Palance, of all people, plays Fidel Castro."

Declassified Docs: Kissinger Devised Plans to Launch Airstrikes Against Cuba in 1976

U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, approximately 40 years ago, devised secret contingency plans to attack Cuba with strategic airstrikes and “smash” Fidel Castro, declassified documents show. Kissinger was infuriated by Castro’s...Show More Summary

Records: Kissinger Made Plans to Attack Cuba

In several White House meetings, Kissinger advocated for strong action to stop Fidel Castro, fearful that his incursion in Africa was making the U.S. look weak

You Insult Henry Kissinger At Your Peril

Newly declassified documents show that Fidel Castro pissed off Henry Kissinger so badly that he drew up plans to "clobber the pipsqueak": Mr. Kissinger, who was secretary of state from 1973 to 1977, had previously planned an underground effort to improve relations with Havana. Show More Summary

EXCLUSIVE: Cuban Lab Preps the Fidel Castro Fragrance

After all, what are we going to do now that the Cuban government has decided to ruin the Ché-Chávez fragrance fun?

Fidel Castro: John McCain and the Mossad 'Created' the Islamic State

The Islamic State is a radical jihadist group that developed out of al-Qaeda and eventually grew to stand on its own after splitting with al-Qaeda leadership and making significant gains in recruiting Muslims from the West to fight in Iraq and Syria. Show More Summary

What's On Tonight: Frozen and Fidel Castro: Together at last

Here’s what’s going on in the world of television Tuesday, September 2. All times are Eastern. Top pick(s) The Story Of Frozen: Making A Disney Animated Classic/The Fidel Castro Tapes (ABC, 8 p.m./PBS, 9 p.m.): By any sensible metric, the Tuesday after Labor Day is about as dead as it gets in the TV season. Show More Summary

Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'The Fidel Castro Tapes' and more

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Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'The Fidel Castro Tapes' and more

3 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

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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

3 months 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

3 months agoLGBT / 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

3 months agoNews : 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

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