Canada's Trudeau defends warm Castro remarks after backlash

World / Politics Nov 28, 2016

Canada's Trudeau defends warm Castro remarks after backlash

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, criticized for fondly remembering Fidel Castro without mention of his human rights record, defended his comments on Sunday and said the late Cuban leader had been a dictator. Trudeau sparked fury and online mockery after he referred to Castro as ...

Maradona mourns passing of 'second father' Castro

Soccer Nov 27, 2016

Maradona mourns passing of 'second father' Castro

For soccer great Diego Maradona, Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro was more than a friend and fellow Latin American legend, he was "a second father." Maradona said Castro's death late on Friday hit him hard when he received the news. "I wept uncontrollably," Maradona told reporters on ...

World Nov 26, 2016

Pope Francis grieves, prays for late atheist revolutionary leader

Pope Francis said the death of Cuba's revolutionary leader Fidel Castro was "sad news" and that he was grieving and praying for his repose. Francis expressed his condolences in a Spanish-language message to Fidel's brother, President Raul Castro, on Saturday. The pope, who met Fidel Castro ...

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro dead at 90

World / Politics 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 an ...