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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

A frail Fidel Castro bids farewell in 'last speech'

Ex-Cuban leader speaks of death in farewell speech to Communist Party congress and calls for preserving party ideals.

Fidel Castro Urges Cuba’s Communist Party to Fulfill His Vision

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro told a gathering of the Communist Party in Havana on Tuesday that he would soon die, and urged his followers to fulfill his vision for the country. His speech came during a rare public appearance for the revolutionary leader. Show More Summary

Castro's Musings

Althouse points to an article about Fidel Castro as he ponders the end. I hope someone writes a novel about a delusional dictator who turned an island into a totalitarian police state, thought he was creating utopia, and periodically hosted fawning celebrities. Beware of the utopians.

Fidel Castro, nearing 90, calls on Cuba's Community Party to carry on revolutionary ideals

Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro delivered a valedictory speech Tuesday to the Communist Party that he put in power half a century ago, telling party members he is nearing the end of his life and exhorting them to help his ideas survive. “I'll be 90 years old soon,” Castro said in his most...

In Farewell, Fidel Castro Urges Party to Fulfill His Vision

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

While Mr. Castro, 89, seemed to take his leave of the party on Tuesday, others in his cohort signaled their intentions to stay put.

Fidel Castro Addresses Cuban Public

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

In a rare public address, the Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro addressed the people and congratulated his brother Raúl on his continued efforts as president.

Fidel Castro admits in rare speech he’s near end of life

last weekNews : NY Daily News

“I’ll be 90 years old soon,” Castro said in a rare public appearance. “Soon I’ll be like all the others. The time will come for all of us."

Castro Delivers What May Be His Final Address

In a rare public appearance, the 89-year-old former leader of Cuba, Fidel Castro, delivered a speech on Tuesday, telling Communist Party members that he is nearing the end of his life.

The Castros are in no hurry to make room for new Cuban blood.

Fidel Castro bade farewell to Cuba’s Communist Party on Tuesday, telling party members that he would soon die and urging them to fulfill his communist vision. “Soon, I will be 90,” said Mr. Castro, 89, who spoke in a strong but rasping voice at the close of a four-day party congress in Havana, according to […]

Fidel Castro speaks of death in address to Cuba's Communist Party

HAVANA (Reuters) - Retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro emerged from seclusion on Tuesday to muse about death and provide encouragement to his followers, in a rare speech at the closing of a Communist Party congress in Havana.

Fidel Castro urges Cubans to preserve socialist ideals

Cuban leader delivered speech to Communist Party, telling party members he is nearing end of his life and exhorting them to help his ideas survive

Fidel Castro: I Will Die Soon, But Communism Will Live On

last weekNews : Mediaite

The 89-year-old Cuban leader gave a rare speech Tuesday, to concede that he while he might not be around for long, the communist government he helped to establish in the island nation would outlive him and continue strong.

Fidel Castro Makes a Rare Public Appearance

From Fox News: Fidel Castro, once one of the most gregarious and charismatic of world leaders, has settled into a fairly reclusive life at 89 now that he has ceded the presidency and the public spotlight to his younger brother Raúl. According to the official government newspaper of Cuba, Granma, the elder Castro showed up […]

Fidel Castro goes to Cuban school in rare public appearance

2 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

Fidel Castro made a rare public appearance, speaking to school children about his brother’s late wife and revolutionary figure Vilma Espin.

Fidel Castro makes first public appearance in 9 months

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Cuban revolutionary icon Fidel Castro appeared in public for the first time in nine months, chatting with school children and criticizing Barack Obama’s recent visit. Castro, 89, was seen on state TV state seated as he spoke to children about a late fellow revolutionary leader, Vilma Espin....

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