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Turns Out Henry Kissinger Really Despised Castro and the Cubans

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 10.06.2014 | World
Daniel R. DePetris

Thanks to the good folks and diligent researchers at the National Security Archive--a research organization at George Washington University--Americans will now be able to add another placeholder for the former Secretary of State: hater of the Castros.

It's Time to Talk About Cuba, Part 2

Kate Oberdorfer | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics
Kate Oberdorfer

Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, provoked by Cuba's military presence in Angola, wanted to stop its military from spreading to other African countries and organized the Washington Special Actions Group to draw the plans.

World Leaders Line Up To Meet With Fidel Castro

AP | PETER ORSI | Posted 01.31.2014 | Latino Voices

HAVANA (AP) — Fidel Castro has lived mostly out of the public eye since a near-fatal illness in 2006 forced his retirement after nearly five decades...

Castro Expressed Admiration For Edward Snowden

AP | PETER ORSI | Posted 08.28.2013 | World

HAVANA -- Fidel Castro can't stay away. Despite a vow to retire from his second career as a columnist last year, the 87-year-old revolutionary whose ...

Fidel Castro Makes First Public Appearance In 3 Years

Reuters | Posted 04.05.2013 | World

By Marc Frank HAVANA, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro voted in Cuba's general election on Sunday and chatted with ...

An Unauthorized Trip To Cuba

Clint Johnston | Posted 03.20.2013 | Travel
Clint Johnston

I was in Havana, Cuba, with no visa and no permission from the U.S. government. It was just the way I wanted it.

Fidel Versus the Ghouls

Sarah Stephens | Posted 01.06.2013 | World
Sarah Stephens

Since the Cold War, our country has had an unhealthy preoccupation with Fidel Castro's mortality. It's like a vestigial tail that our body politic refuses to shake.

The October Missile Crisis, 50 Years Later

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 12.27.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The days are long gone when what is said or what happens in Havana can disrupt world peace. Now we are marking the 50th anniversary of those events; studies are conducted of the declassified documents, the surviving players are interviewed and come to new conclusions.

Fidel Castro Reportedly Appears In Public

AP | ANDREA RODRIGUEZ | Posted 12.21.2012 | World

HAVANA — Former Venezuelan Vice President Elias Jaua said Sunday that he met with aging revolutionary icon Fidel Castro for five hours and showe...

Report: Fidel Castro Has Suffered Stroke

Posted 10.19.2012 | World

Fidel Castro has suffered a serious, "embolic" stroke, according to a Venezuelan physician cited by The Miami Herald. Jose Marquina, who spoke with...

Cuba Releases Castro Letter Amid Health Rumors

AP | PETER ORSI | Posted 12.18.2012 | World

HAVANA -- Cuban news media on Thursday published the first new writing in months from retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro. The letter, which was dated ...

Is Fidel Castro Alive? So We're Told.

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 10.16.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

It would be difficult to find in contemporary history someone who has been rumored to have been killed more times than Fidel Castro.

Castro Turns How Old?

AP | ANDREA RODRIGUEZ | Posted 08.13.2012 | World

HAVANA -- Cuba marked Fidel Castro's 86th birthday on Monday with congratulatory messages in state media but no planned appearance by the retired lead...

Elise Foley

WATCH: GOP Candidates Wish Fidel Castro To Hell | Elise Foley | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich got into a game of one-upmanship at a GOP debate Monday night when discussing the potential death of Cuba's Fidel Castro...

Rubio Hits Back Against Accusations Surrounding His Parents' Origins

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) responded to a Washington Post report alleging that he embellished details about his parents' emigration from Cuba on "The O...

9/11 and the Cuban Hip Hop Revolución

Sujatha Fernandes | Posted 11.12.2011 | Black Voices
Sujatha Fernandes

In Cuba, the events of 9/11 provided a new platform for young people involved in the movement of Cuban rap. Echoing the words of their leader Fidel Castro, they took the opportunity to reflect on the state of world politics.

Cuba's Leader Proposes Sweeping Reforms

AP | By PETER ORSI | Posted 06.16.2011 | World

HAVANA -- Raul Castro proposed term limits Saturday for Cuban politicians – including himself – a remarkable gesture on an island ruled fo...

Fidel Castro Stars In TV Show That Charts 638 Assassination Plots Against Him | Rory Carroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Illness has forced him from public view but Fidel Castro is back in Cuban living rooms via a lavish television series that celebrates his escape from ...

The Portable Castro: Cuba Issues Fidel Dictionary

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HAVANA — Cubans accustomed to hourslong speeches, thousand-word essays and lengthy interviews can now get Fidel Castro at a glance, thanks to a ...

Alleged Cuban Spies Given Praise From Castro

The Independent | Stephen Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

He is said to have been the subject of some cartoonish plots over the years, from poisoned ice cream, mines disguised as sea shells and, of course, ex...

Fidel Castro Meets With US Lawmakers

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HAVANA — Signaling its willingness to discuss improved relations with the U.S., Cuba on Tuesday granted three visiting members of the Congressio...

Fidel Castro Writes About 'The Honey Of Power'

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HAVANA — Fidel Castro said Tuesday that two of his closest lieutenants had become seduced by "the honey of power," and hinted that they were dem...