Castro clan torn by dysfunction and disagreements

Nov 27, 2016

Castro clan torn by dysfunction and disagreements

Fidel Castro’s rule of nearly five decades split many a Cuban family between exile and solidarity with the communist revolution — including his own. While brother Raul was his closest confidant and successor as president, sister Juana, exiled in south Florida, on Saturday called ...

Repression is Castro's darkest legacy: Amnesty

Nov 27, 2016

Repression is Castro's darkest legacy: Amnesty

Amnesty International said Saturday that Fidel Castro, who was praised by world leaders after his death at age 90, engaged in a “systemic repression of basic freedoms” during his decades in power. The London-based human rights organization said the state of free expression in ...

Raul Castro, stepping from Fidel's towering shadow

Nov 27, 2016

Raul Castro, stepping from Fidel's towering shadow

Cuban President Raul Castro has proved far more pragmatic than his late brother Fidel, ushering in a gradual opening on the communist island and a historic thaw with the United States. Now, he finally steps out of his big brother’s shadow for good. Fidel’s ...

Miami parties hard as news of Castro's death spreads

Nov 26, 2016

Miami parties hard as news of Castro's death spreads

To cries of “Cuba Libre!” and “Freedom! Freedom!” Cuban-Americans poured on to the streets of Miami early Saturday to celebrate the death of their nemesis Fidel Castro. Revelers, many of whom were exiled by Havana’s communist regime, honked car horns, banged on pots and ...

Nov 26, 2016

Fidel Castro's military forays in Africa

Back in the 1970s at the height of the Cold War, the small Caribbean nation of Cuba went to war thousands of miles away in the battlefields of Angola and Ethiopia, leaving thousands dead. Cuban leader Fidel Castro, who died late Friday, was convinced ...

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro dead at 90

Nov 26, 2016

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro dead at 90

Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary leader who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States and for five decades defied U.S. efforts to topple him, died Friday, state-run Cuban Television said. He was 90. Castro had been in poor health since ...

Cubans fear Trump will dash Obama's detente

Nov 10, 2016

Cubans fear Trump will dash Obama's detente

Just when Cuba was starting to warm up to the United States, Americans went and elected Donald Trump president, throwing the countries’ rapprochement into doubt and causing stunned reactions in Havana. The brash billionaire’s shock victory cast uncertainty over two years of moves by ...