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Fidel Castro

End Of An Era

Barbara E. Joe | Posted 01.13.2017 | World
Barbara E. Joe

This time, reports of Fidel Castro's death are real. And, as I'd predicted in my memoir Confessions of a Secret Latina: "[I]f anything [after Fidel's ...

Eight Myths About Obama’s Opening To Cuba

William M. LeoGrande | Posted 01.09.2017 | Politics
William M. LeoGrande

Opponents of President Obama’s opening to Cuba have taken full advantage of the fact-free character of recent political debate in the United States ...

How Fidel Castro's Legacy Lives on in Africa

Samuel Ramani | Posted 12.29.2016 | World
Samuel Ramani

On November 25, 2016, the mastermind of Cuba's 1959 revolution, Fidel Castro, died at age 90. Even though Castro was criticized in the West for the au...

Citizens... Time To Tighten Your Belts

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 12.29.2016 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Why this waste of military resources in the middle of the crisis that the country is going through?

Cuba Bans Naming Statues Or Public Places After Fidel Castro

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 12.28.2016 | World

HAVANA, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Cuba’s National Assembly approved a law on Tuesday that bans commemorative statues of Fidel Castro and naming public plac...

Maduro, Disciple Of A School In Decline / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 12.21.2016 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The differences of style between the Fidel Castro and Nicolas Maduro are endless, but something more decisive separates them: Time. (Headline: To die ...

My Art Safari in Havana

Bruce Helander | Posted 12.18.2016 | Arts
Bruce Helander

Virtually every Havana street is a magical surprise of vintage decorative architecture, which housed many of the artists' studios that we visited. Pho...

After Fidel's Death, Calling on Raúl Castro to Protect All Peaceful Citizens, Even Comics and Critics

Barbara E. Joe | Posted 12.14.2016 | World
Barbara E. Joe

Although Fidel Castro turned over the daily governing of Cuba to his brother Raúl in 2008, his once-iron hand, bolstered by his diehard loyalists, continued to be felt behind the scenes. Now that Fidel is gone, that hand should be loosening its grip.

Post-November Thoughts (On What Could Really Make A Change)

Christos Terzides | Posted 12.13.2016 | World
Christos Terzides

This is a type of monthly 'calendar' post, with thoughts about some events--some widely-known, some less so--that took place in our world during the month that passed and which could be factors in how the world continues to evolve.

Killer Fidel Castro is Dead; Time to End the Cuban Embargo

Doug Bandow | Posted 12.12.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

Finally, Fidel Castro's ashes have been buried. President-elect Donald Trump is facing his first international challenge, the death of the former Cub...

Castro - The Man Behind The Myth

Jack Rosen | Posted 12.12.2016 | Religion
Jack Rosen

While publically Castro revelled in his role as the enemy of the West, in private, I saw a different side.

It's A Wonderful Life... Without Fidel Castro

John A. Tures | Posted 12.07.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

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 t...

Fidel Castro's Legacy: Some Will Say...

Christos Terzides | Posted 12.06.2016 | World
Christos Terzides

Some will say he was one of the most charismatic politicians of the 20th century and a visionary who made the impossible possible. Like David defeating Goliath, the USA faced absolute defeat on a prestige level from a small country like Cuba.

Understanding the Fidels of the World requires Empathy-based Nuance: Embrace and Teach It

Atif Choudhury | Posted 12.05.2016 | World
Atif Choudhury

This piece was originally published by ergo In 2006, during my junior year in high school, I had a research assignment in my honors Spanish class whe...

Castro, The Mob And Capitalism's Full Circle

Eric Dezenhall | Posted 12.05.2016 | Politics
Eric Dezenhall

The death of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro has provoked intense commentary, but one story we haven't heard much about is how Castro's rise brought about one of the greatest business reversals in the history of American capitalism - and, now, perhaps a comeback?

Fidel Castro Turned Out To Be Right About The US Role In Latin America

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 12.05.2016 | World
Mark Weisbrot

Reactions to the death of Fidel Castro Ruz have highlighted some of the differences in the way the Cuban revolutionary and long-time head of state is perceived throughout the world.

Fidel Castro, Conventional Dictator

Daniel Williams | Posted 12.05.2016 | World
Daniel Williams

Fidel Castro's ashes were buried in a sort of boulder yesterday after a nine-day cortege trip across Cuba, an island he left in cinders after the long...

Vehicle Carrying Castro's Ashes Breaks Down During Funeral Procession

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 12.05.2016 | World

A vehicle carrying the ashes of longtime Cuban dictator Fidel Castro broke down during a funeral cortège on Saturday and had to be pushed by soldiers...

Fidel Castro Interred In Rock, Closing Last Chapter Of Historic Life

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 12.04.2016 | World

Fidel Castro’s ashes were encased in a large granite boulder on Sunday, in a ceremony that capped nine days of public mourning in Cuba that aimed to...

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

Most Americans assume that Fidel Castro burst fully formed onto the historical stage in January 1959 with the triumph of the Cuban Revolution: communist at conception, anti-American in utero, bilious at birth. The truth is more ambiguous and more revealing.

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.

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...