In UN headquarters in New York, there was really not much the Secretary General, Dag Hammarskjold, could say in response to Fidel Castro, Cuba's Prime Minister, as he was setting out to camp in the gardens of the UN building. This was...Show More Summary
6 to 8 days 150 kilometers must trek with a guide historical and cultural highlights Hike la Ruta de la Revolución trek which follows the historic route of Fidel Castro and Che Guevara that started the Cuban Revolution—from landing in … Continue reading ?
Tang was famous for his vast circle of friends — beloved by everyone from British royalty to Hollywood stars to Fidel Castro. He launched the luxury fashion brand Shanghai Tang.
One widely distributed postcard featured a cartoon of two Klansmen drinking at a bar over a caption, "Which Klan leaders are spending your money tonight?"
A legendary friendship borne of youth and revolutionary zeal eventually succumbs to the strains of Cold War realpolitik.
Salon Los Angeles has seen Frida Kahlo dance with Leon Trotsky, Che Guevara and Fidel Castro with dance hall regulars and revolutionaries, and a lot more. And so, "Miguel Nieto, whose grandfather opened Salon Los Angeles 80 years ago this week, refuses to quit, even as his gray-haired regulars dwindle, even as developers dream about […]
Salon Los Angeles, which opened 80 years ago, has fended off threats from developers and new dance and music trends for decades.
Of all American cities that host NFL franchises, Miami arguably will be the most difficult city in which to sell Colin Kaepernick. His decision last year to wear a T-shirt containing an image of Fidel Castro and then to double down with factually inaccurate comments about the man who is reviled by many in South […]
Highlights of this day in history: President Harry Truman orders desegregation of U.S. Military; Cuba's Fidel Castro attacks Moncada barracks; Argentina's Eva Peron dies; Playwright George Bernard Shaw and rock star Mick Jagger born. (July 26)
In 1959, the first year of the Cuban Revolution, the Agrarian Reform was announced. This was pursuant to a strategy adopted by the new leaders navigating the Cuban ship, notably, the Cuban leader Fidel Castro, to dismantle the structures that the neo-colonial model had put in place. Show More Summary
Much as Fidel Castro did throughout the 20th century, the FAR is now well positioned to capitalise on being under US attack
For thirteen days in the fall of 1962, President John F. Kennedy contended with the contempt of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. Castro, who came to power on January 1, 1959 when Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista fled the island nation, allied himself with communist premier Nikita Khrushchev of the Soviet Union. Show More Summary
The United States isolated Cuba diplomatically and economically for half a century in an effort to force Fidel Castro out of power, or at least to change his repressive ways. But the freeze-out — a misguided Cold War policy the U.S. clung to for far too many years — didn’t work. In fact, the White...
Oliver Stone is known for his award-winning movies like "Platoon" and "Midnight Express." The filmmaker has interviewed controversial figures like Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro. For his latest documentary, "The Putin Interviews," Stone was granted extensive access to the Russian president and no topic was off limits. Show More Summary
1 June 1964, 53 years ago: Fidel Castro, the leader of the Revolution, declared that it was likely that the Yankees would attempt a bacteriological war against our people; he also alerted global public opinion of these facts, facts which...Show More Summary
The CIA’s Secrets About JFK, Che, and Castro Revealed In the early 1960s, Antonio Veciana was the CIA’s man in Havana. With a senior position in the Cuban government, he wreaked havoc on Fidel Castro’s Communist regime, firebombing the capital’s largest department store and plotting to kill...
"The Buena Vista Social Club," about the music of Cuba and the independent spirit of musicians under Fidel Castro, was a rare nonfiction movie that became a cultural phenomenon. Directed by Wim Wenders ("Paris, Texas" and "Wings of Desire"),...Show More Summary
Say what you will about state propaganda, but at least it gets good ratings. Pravda never had to worry about circulation numbers at the height of Soviet rule; Radio Havana Cuba, started by Fidel Castro, has fared better than the global socialist revolution it was supposed to broadcast. You can...
1980 — Rene Lima-Marin leaves Cuba as a toddler with his parents in what would become known as the Mariel boat lift after Fidel Castro announced the country would stop … Click to Continue »