The road from the understandably chaotic Havana airport to the city centre takes you down the long straight of Presidential Avenue. On the left is the park where, on a normal Saturday night, groups of young people gather, play music, smoke and tease each other, all competing for the biggest[…]
On Saturday, the globe woke up to the news of the death of leader of the Cuban revolution, Fidel Castro. On our screens, we saw some mourning the charismatic leader who started his revolution with a small band of people in the Sierra Maestra Mountains, eventually leading to the overthrow[…]
Fidel Castro, a titan of the Cold War who defied 11 American presidents and thrust Cuba onto the world stage, is dead at age 90. Cuban state-run television said the former long-time president died at 7pm local time on Saturday. Castro’s brother and current president, Raul Castro, confirmed the news.[…]
The African National Congress (ANC) extended its best wishes to Fidel Castro on his 90th birthday on Saturday. “Comrade Castro is a longstanding supporter and friend of the ANC and the South African people‚ and remains a global icon for his commitment to the internationalism and solidarity of the nations[…]
Fidel Castro, Cuba’s longtime former president, has delivered a farewell speech to the Communist party Congress in the capital, Havana, and called for safeguarding communist ideals. The leader of the 1959 revolution, which overthrew the US-backed dictator Fulgencio Batista, emerged from seclusion on Tuesday to muse about death and provide[…]
OPINION By Fidel Castro The kings of Spain brought us the conquistadores and masters, whose footprints remained in the circular land grants assigned to those searching for gold in the sands of rivers, an abusive and shameful form of exploitation, traces of which can be noted from the air in[…]
Fidel Castro, the 88-year-old former Cuban leader, has said his country is ready to work with the US in the battle against Ebola, saying that such co-operation would be in the interest of “the peace of the world”. Cuba has already sent 165 doctors and nurses to help fight Ebola[…]
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