Cuban rolls record 90-meter cigar ahead of Castro's 90th birthday

Aug 13, 2016

Cuban rolls record 90-meter cigar ahead of Castro's 90th birthday

A Cuban cigar-maker broke his own record on Friday by rolling the world’s longest cigar, dedicating the 90-meter (295-foot) smoke to Fidel Castro ahead of the retired leader’s 90th birthday. Castro, who took power in Cuba’s 1959 revolution and ruled for nearly half a ...

Cuba's aging leaders to remain in power for years

Apr 20, 2016

Cuba's aging leaders to remain in power for years

A twice-a-decade Cuban Communist Party congress has kept President Raul Castro and his hard-line deputy in the top leadership positions, ensuring that the former guerrilla fighters who founded the single-party government will hold power for years to come. Fidel Castro, who held power for ...

Sep 20, 2015

Crowds pack Havana's Revolution Square ahead of Mass by Pope Francis

Catholic faithful and fans of Pope Francis crowded into Havana’s iconic Revolution Square on Sunday to hear the Argentine pontiff celebrate Mass, the highlight of his trip to Cuba. Hundreds of Cubans and foreign visitors began streaming into the sprawling square overnight Saturday, camping ...