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December 3, 2016 8:20 PM Castro Town: Fidel grew up here, but he came back to destroy it

BIRAN, Cuba — Not long after Fidel Castro’s new government began seizing farms and cattle ranches in a voracious expropriation campaign, his mother, Lina Ruz, looked out the window one day in 1960 and saw bearded soldiers in her orange groves. She went outside to confront them with a rifle. They asked her to put the gun down and call her son. Castro 72

December 3, 2016 7:06 PM Castro funeral cortege reaches destination, leftist friends gather

SANTIAGO, Cuba Flag-waving Cubans leaned from windows and lined the streets as Fidel Castro's funeral cortege approached the end of three-day journey on Saturday, rolling into the city of Santiago de Cuba where the revolutionary leader's remains will be laid to rest. High-profile leftist friends of Castro, including Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro 33

December 3, 2016 4:07 PM A Nation in Mourning: Images of Cuba After Fidel Castro

For many Cubans, the death of Mr. Castro felt like that of a father — one with whom they had a complicated relationship. In his nearly 50 years leading the nation, he brought much to Cuba, including free health care and education, but he also oversaw economic deprivation and stifled freedom. Some people hardly mourned at all, yet kept quiet all the same, out of fear, respect 2

December 3, 2016 12:00 PM 'It's the only way I can survive': Why Cubans take on unsavoury second jobs

Cuba has a planned economy, where most people are employed by the government Five days a week, 22-year-old Daniela heads off to school in Havana, where she instructs six- and seven-year-olds on the basics of math and Spanish. The work may be rewarding, but the pay leaves something to be desired. And so at least three nights out of the week, the young 30

December 3, 2016 9:50 AM The Case for the Cuba Embargo

Senator Robert Menendez explains why he thinks Obama opened to the island too soon. On November 26, the New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez held a press conference at the Union of Ex-Political Prisoners of Cuba, a human rights group based in Union City. Known colloquially as “Havana on the Hudson,” Union City is home to a large population of Cuban exiles 39

December 3, 2016 6:01 AM Castro's Death Reminds Aging Cuba of Generation Gap

Fidel Castro's death has highlighted a yawning generational gap between older Cubans who remember grim poverty before his 1959 revolution, and youngsters who appreciate free health care and education but fear the 21st century is leaving them behind. Julio Lopez, 77, belongs firmly to the first group. He was a hungry, barefoot 14-year-old in 1956 when he first 48

December 3, 2016 12:50 AM Cuban attitudes toward Castro range from devout to cynical

[Sorry, the video for this story has expired, but you can still read the transcript below. ] JUDY WOODRUFF: But first: In Cuba, a procession with Fidel Castro’s ashes is approaching the city of Santiago, where the dictator who died last Friday began his revolutionary journey nearly 60 years ago. In partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting 37

December 2, 2016 8:13 PM Am I or am I not Fidel? Only Cubans know the answer

For the past three days, the processional carrying the ashes of Fidel Castro has traversed Cuba along a route that has taken it past sugarcane fields, towering stands of palm trees, oxen working the red earth, colonial cities, and places of historic significance. All along the way, Cubans have gathered on the sides of rural roads, on overpasses and lined 12

December 1, 2016 8:53 PM Fidel Castro: Unwitting father of modern Miami

The Gateway to the Americas: That’s how Miami’s business and civic leaders would grandly if sporadically label the city in the middle of the last century. In reality, the slogan was wishful thinking, little more than the stuff of promotional brochures. Contrary to the historic image as a sleepy tourist town that seems to hold sway today, Miami was at the time already 115

December 1, 2016 5:02 PM Cuban family reveals complex reaction to Castro death

SANTA CLARA, Cuba — When Nancy Belcourt was a girl, two of her uncles fled their home in the central Cuban countryside to join rebels fighting a counter-revolution against Fidel Castro. One was shot to death by firing squad, his bones found by Belcourt's family many years later. Another was shot and killed while fighting Castro's men in the Escambray 34