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The Remarkable Legacy of Fidel Castro

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 12.05.2016 | World
Marjorie Cohn

When Fidel Castro died on Nov. 25 at the age of 90, we lost one of the most remarkable leaders of the 20th century. No other head of state has so stea...

Leftist Friends Gather As Castro Funeral Cortege Reaches Final Destination

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 12.03.2016 | World

Flag-waving Cubans leaned from windows and lined the streets as Fidel Castro’s funeral cortege approached the end of three-day journey on Saturday, ...

We’ll Remember Cuba’s Ebola Compassion Long After Castro’s Death

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.02.2016 | Healthy Living

While the Cuban government’s accomplishments and failures are still being tallied in the days following Fidel Castro’s death on Nov. 25, the islan...

Growing Up Castro

Jonathan M. Hansen | Posted 12.02.2016 | Politics
Jonathan M. Hansen

Returning to Havana from Bogotá in spring 1948, Castro found himself embroiled in another murder of the leader of a rival student organization. Once again, he was able to formally clear himself of charges, but he emerged from the episode a marked man.

As A Young Cuban Girl, Fidel Castro Terrified Me

Ruth Behar | Posted 12.02.2016 | Latino Voices
Ruth Behar

I got the news of Fidel Castro's death before the story broke in the United States. I heard it from my friend, the writer Sandra Cisneros, who texted me from Mexico. "Will your parents visit Cuba now?" she asked.

Weekend Roundup: Populists Grow Stronger Once in Power

Nathan Gardels | Posted 12.02.2016 | World
Nathan Gardels

Populists, caudillos and strongmen in power don’t fail at the outset, they gain strength. That is because their personalist rule delivers up front t...

Obama foreign policy: significant success and notable missteps

Lee H. Hamilton | Posted 12.02.2016 | World
Lee H. Hamilton

Barack Obama took office as president with confidence that he could dramatically improve America's relationships with nations around the world. Eight ...

Trump Could Give Cuba An $8 Billion Interest-Free Loan

Sarah Stephens | Posted 12.05.2016 | Politics
Sarah Stephens

This is not fake news. A decision by the incoming Trump administration to reverse President Obama’s opening to Cuba would likely smack some marquee ...

Here's Why Trump Should Continue Obama's Progress on the Opening With Cuba

Abraham Lowenthal | Posted 12.02.2016 | World
Abraham Lowenthal

With his customary sense of drama, Fidel Castro managed, finally, to exit the stage in Cuba just as Donald Trump emerged to take the spotlight of U.S....

"He who is without sin...let him first cast a stone at her."

Bruce Fein | Posted 12.01.2016 | Politics
Bruce Fein

The United States should abandon its propensity for moral sermonizing in the manner of Dickensian schoolmarms about foreign leaders in obedience to th...

Take the Icon, Leave Us The Ashes: On Fidel Castro's Death And Its Cuban Survivors

Odette Casamayor | Posted 12.01.2016 | Black Voices
Odette Casamayor

Fidel Castro left on the night of November 25th. Where did he go? After watching the deluge of lachrymose obituaries and jubilant parties throughout...

In Crisis-stricken Venezuela, Fidel Castro's Legacy Lives On

The Conversation Global | Posted 11.30.2016 | World
The Conversation Global

Hugo Chávez and Fidel Castro in 1999. Reuters Miguel Angel Latouche, Universidad Central de Venezuela We can't be surprised when a 90-year-old man ...

What We Can Learn From Cuba (And Vice Versa)

Gloria Bonilla Santiago | Posted 11.30.2016 | Latino Voices
Gloria Bonilla Santiago

Castro's Cuba was indeed, for most Americans, a mysterious land - a place where few could visit and explore. Indeed, we can borrow much from Cuba's playbook - and vice versa.

Fidel Castro's Health Care Legacy Should Be Celebrated

David Blumenthal | Posted 11.30.2016 | Politics
David Blumenthal

Now that Fidel Castro has passed on, history will long debate his complex legacy. From a health care standpoint, however, Cuba has demonstrated that a poor country can dramatically improve the health of its population through long-term, consistent investments in primary care and public health.

Fidel Castro As 'World Hero Of Solidarity'

Dan Kovalik | Posted 11.28.2016 | World
Dan Kovalik

The world is now mourning the passing of Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro Ruz, the only individual ever to be acknowledged by the UN as a “World Her...

U.S.-Cuba Relations: Why It Matters To All Of Us

Stephen Balkaran | Posted 11.28.2016 | Politics
Stephen Balkaran

The recent death of Fidel Castro, Cuba’s long-serving dictator, has been met with great optimism and skepticism as diplomatic relations with America...

Reince Priebus: Trump Will Undo U.S.-Cuba Ties Absent New Concessions

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 11.27.2016 | Politics

President-elect Donald Trump’s chief of staff, Reince Priebus, said that Trump will reverse President Barack Obama’s executive orders restoring di...

With A Cry Of 'Viva Fidel!', Cubans Begin Mourning For Castro

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 11.27.2016 | World

HAVANA (Reuters) - Flag-waving Cuban students broke into a mass chant of “I am Fidel” to salute Fidel Castro as nine days of mourning began for th...

Explore Fidel Castro's Controversial Life In Photos

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 01.02.2017 | World

Former Cuban president Fidel Castro, who died Friday night at the age of 90, reflected on his life and legacy months before his death. Just ahead of ...

Read Gloria Estefan's Powerful Response To Fidel Castro's Death

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 11.28.2016 | Latino Voices

Gloria Estefan’s family fled Cuba after Fidel Castro rose to power over 50 years ago. The singer, who was a toddler when she arrived in the U.S., ha...

Castro, My Family and the Lie of Romantic Revolutions

Michelle Manning Barish | Posted 11.28.2016 | Politics
Michelle Manning Barish

Everyone has their personal stories about Castro, but one thing everyone says is: "He took everything."

Dad: Fidel Castro Has Died, And I Wish You Were Still Here

Christian Caballero | Posted 11.30.2016 | Latino Voices
Christian Caballero

Like so many of my friends whose loved ones passed too soon, my father and grandparents did not live long enough to see the day when the most negative...

Cuban-American Journalists Warn Against Romanticizing Fidel Castro

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 11.26.2016 | Politics

Cuban-American journalists with intimate knowledge of Fidel Castro’s cruelty encouraged Americans on Saturday not to whitewash the legacy of the dec...

Farewell Fidel: Castro Dies Aged 90

The Conversation Global | Posted 11.28.2016 | World
The Conversation Global

Twentieth century political icons don't get much bigger than Fidel Castro. His death will reignite many important and still unresolved debates about his particular place in history, and about the revolutionary ideas he seemed to epitomize.

President Obama Offers Cubans 'Hand Of Friendship' After Fidel Castro's Death

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 11.28.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama focused on healing U.S.-Cuban relations in a statement on the death of longtime Cuban leader Fidel Castro. “At this time of F...