When I was born in Cuba, Fidel Castro was in power. When I left for exile in 1991, Fidel Castro was still in power. When I returned on Monday, November 28, 2016, Fidel Castro was a handful of ashes.I didn’t travel to my birthplace as a journalist to cover the longest funeral in the history of that... Continue reading
When Fidel Castro died, I wanted to talk to a few people in particular — including Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the veteran congresswoman from Miami. She is one of my favorite people in public life (and in life). And she started out in Cuba....Show More Summary
This sounds like something straight out of a movie. It has just been revealed that the late Fidel Castro had a secret love child with the female CIA Agent who was sent to kill him. Is the mistress finally telling all now that the dictator is dead? According to Radar Online, Fidel Castro fathered a... Show More Summary
As Fidel Castro was laid to rest in Cuba this week, according to Huffington Post's WorldPost, critics claimed that it gave the Cuban people a chance to experience a Christmas with less fear than they had known in decades. Supporters insist that he was a good man, and no one could have done better under the circumstances. Show More Summary
This article is part of a series published in cooperation with the Mexican magazine Letras Libres. Despite the impression given by last month’s “end of an era” headlines, the death of Fidel Castro likely won’t mark a dramatic break in the island’s politics. Show More Summary
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From the Archive: Fidel Castro’s death at 90 was treated more as a cultural event than a moment to reflect on the danger of thermonuclear war, a risk Don North saw up close in 1962 and described 50 years later.…Read more ?
Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin had his Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times reporter Walter Duranty to cover-up his genocidal crimes. Cuban dictator Fidel Castro had his New York Times reporter Herbert Matthews to deny his CommunistShow More Summary
The Guardian reported that Fidel Castro helped copyedit the books of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Gorilla Vs. Bear listed its top songs of 2016. 25 "best books of 2016" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy Saturday (bringing...
With the passing of Fidel Castro, a young generation of Cubans worries that the nascent rapprochement with the United States may be reversed.
Fidel Castro: Reviled human rights abuser. Revered revolutionary communist. Reliable fact-checker of literary manuscripts? In the wake of the Cuban dictator’s death, The Guardian has revisited his odd literary friendship with the giant of Latin American letters, Gabriel García Márquez. Show More Summary
The Little Miami celebrations of Fidel Castro’s death last month had a touch of mean-spirited delusion since perhaps Castro’s greatest achievement was defying American power and living to die of old age, observes Greg Maybury. By Greg Maybury Considering the…Read more ?
The death of Fidel Castro has driven a stake into the heart of the Left, causing progressives worldwide to weep and moan at the loss of their secular deity. While
Some will say he freed the Cuban people from the chains of capitalism. Some will say he was a tyrant. A merciless dictator who ruled his country with no respect to human rights, jailing and torturing his opponents and sending into exile...Show More Summary
Cuba and the United States will draw up a roadmap for deepening their detente on Wednesday in a first meeting since the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president and the death of Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro. The fifth U.S.-Cuban bilateral commission comes at a time of increased uncertainty...
Comedian Conan O’Brien went there. He highlighted an awkward moment at Fidel Castro’s funeral, something that the network morning newscasts on Monday wouldn’t touch: The Jeep carrying the dictator’s ashes broke down on Sunday, prompting soldiers to push the vehicle down the procession route. ABC, CBS and NBC skipped that moment.
This is just too rich! It looks like Colin Kaepernick has been more engrossed with praising a murderous butcher like Fidel Castro and practicing his kneeling positions during the National
The Nobel laureate sent the Cuban dictator all of his books and received his factual and grammatical notes before submitting them to his publisher Feted as a revolutionary hero and demonised as an enemy of the free world, Fidel Castro also played an unexpected role in global literature. Show More Summary
Oh, the irony! Can’t trust Russian-made jeeps, huh? Cuban soldiers push Fidel’s broken-down funeral vehicle — an Econ teacher’s dream-come-true for a metaphor HT @franciscome pic.twitter.com/aMaNCbyLND — William Easterly (@bill_easterly) December 4, 2016