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Why Nelson Mandela Loved Fidel Castro

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 12.06.2013 | Latino Voices

Americans generally view Nelson Mandela as a hero and Fidel Castro as a villain. Mandela saw things differently. The South African leader’s natio...

Fidel Castro Didn't Expect To Make It To 87

AP | PETER ORSI | Posted 10.14.2013 | Latino Voices

HAVANA — Fidel Castro says he didn't expect he'd live long enough to turn 87 this week after grave illness forced him from office in 2006, accor...

Castro Describes Aches And Pains Of Aging

AP | PAUL HAVEN | Posted 04.14.2013 | World

HAVANA — Retired Cuban President Fidel Castro complained of a bad knee, weak eyesight and difficulty adjusting to changes in light during a leng...

Castro: Chavez Doing 'Much Better'

AP | By PETER ORSI | Posted 04.06.2013 | World

HAVANA (AP) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is getting "much better" after undergoing a fourth cancer operation in December, according to the pre...

Reports: Cuba Loosens Travel Restrictions For Doctors

AP | ANDREA RODRIGUEZ | Posted 03.09.2013 | World

HAVANA — A Cuban doctor says the Caribbean nation is eliminating longstanding restrictions on health care professionals' overseas travel as part...

JFK's Nephew: Fidel Castro Was 'An Amazing Guy'

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Wilkes-Edrington | Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Christopher Kennedy Lawford, the nephew of the late former President John F. Kennedy, on Thursday described an encounter he had with Cuban dictator Fi...

Cuban Rebel Commander, Anti-Castro Activist Dies At 77

AP | PAUL HAVEN | Posted 12.26.2012 | World

HAVANA — Eloy Gutierrez-Menoyo, who went from rebel commander fighting alongside Fidel Castro to a foe launching commando raids against the isla...

Fidel Castro Death Rumors Swirl

AP | PAUL HAVEN | Posted 12.19.2012 | World

HAVANA — The rumor mill surrounding the health of Fidel Castro churned anew Friday despite a letter from the aging Cuban revolutionary published...

Even Cuba's Health Care Threatened By Budget Cuts

AP | PETER ORSI | Posted 08.27.2012 | World

HAVANA -- Cuba's system of free medical care, long considered a birthright by its citizens and trumpeted as one of the communist government's great su...

Cuba Deciphers Castro's Newfound Brevity

AP | PAUL HAVEN | Posted 08.19.2012 | World

HAVANA — Fidel Castro has been called many things during his long turn on the world's stage, but "succinct" has not been one of them. So acolyt...

Will The Pope Meet Fidel Castro?

AP | Posted 05.16.2012 | World

VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican says Pope Benedict XVI will be available should Fidel Castro ask to meet with the pontiff when he visits Cuba later this m...

Animated Castro Presents Memoir

AP | By ANNE-MARIE GARCIA | Posted 04.05.2012 | Books

HAVANA -- Fidel Castro spent six hours presenting a two-volume memoir to an audience at a Havana convention center, state media said Saturday. It was ...

Castro: Republican Race Is Competition Of Idiocy And Ignorance

AP | By PAUL HAVEN | Posted 03.26.2012 | World

HAVANA -- Fidel Castro lambasted the Republican presidential race as the greatest competition of "idiocy and ignorance" the world has ever seen in a c...

Fidel Castro Interviewed By Venezuelan TV

AP | PAUL HAVEN | Posted 11.08.2011 | World

HAVANA — Fidel Castro has broken a long silence by granting an interview to a Venezuelan television station, his first since rumors began to spr...

Cuban Hip-Hop Protests Racism And Injustice (VIDEO)

Worldfocus | Peter Eisner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

For the Worldfocus signature story "Social, economic change is in the air in post-Fidel Cuba," Worldfocus correspondent Peter Eisner spoke with both...