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November 29, 2016 7:52 PM As Cuba Mourns, Castro's Ashes Set to Begin Final Journey

Cubans have been paying their respects to their late former autocratic leader, Fidel Castro, at Revolution Square in Havana. Beginning Wednesday, his ashes will be transported eastward across the country, in a three-day procession that follows in reverse the route taken by the young revolutionary and his rebel fighters as they advanced on Havana from the Sierra 36

November 29, 2016 11:04 AM Trump’s threat to terminate opening to Cuba may draw opposition from business, Republican states

President-elect Donald Trump’s vow to “terminate” normalization of relations between the United States and Cuba if he can’t get “a better deal” from Havana may leave him at odds with many in the U.S. business community and in deeply Republican states. In Florida, where a significant portion of the Cuban American community objects to renewal of diplomatic 14

November 29, 2016 10:34 AM How Fidel Castro was at the heart of Middle East politics

Over the weekend, Algeria declared eight days of mourning to honor the passing of Cuban leader Fidel Castro, who died on Friday. In a statement, ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika said Castro’s death “is a great loss for the Algerian people.” Though he ruled a small island nation thousands of miles from North Africa, Castro was a titan of 20th-century 16

November 29, 2016 9:43 AM Trudeau out of step with Canadians in response to Castro’s death: Paul Wells

PM was caught putting family connections ahead of the well-documented abuses of a man whose death marks a crucial step in Cubans’ long-delayed march toward freedom. I want to talk about the rest of Canada’s weird, hesitant relationship with Cuba. But first, since I’m just getting to it now, a few words about Justin Trudeau and Fidel Castro. Sorry, let’s 36

November 29, 2016 9:32 AM Our musical ‘Fidel’ will try to puncture the polarised debate about Castro

The response to the death of Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro has been striking for its dogged pursuit of a single label that might describe a multitude of motivations, actions and aspirations. Clearly, the West has a complicated relationship with Castro. And it is a similar story among Cubans themselves. I visited the island in 2013 and 2014, drawn 46

November 29, 2016 7:05 AM Leftist allies fly in to pay tribute to Cuba's Castro at mass rally

HAVANA Leaders of Cuba's leftist allies and other developing countries descend on Havana on Tuesday for a mass rally commemorating Fidel Castro, the rebel who seized power in a 1959 revolution and ruled the island for half a century. Castro, who ceded control to his younger brother Raul Castro a decade ago due to poor health, died on Friday at the age of 90, leaving 9

November 29, 2016 12:10 AM Fidel Castro's legacy casts dark shadow in Cuba

The Cuban leader repressed basic freedoms and created a climate of fear in the country. In remembering Fidel Castro, it is easy for Canadians to forget the many ways the Cuban leader ruthlessly repressed basic freedoms and created a climate of fear and control over all aspects of people’s lives. For many Canadians, Cuba is, after all, a sunny holiday 43

November 28, 2016 7:36 PM Trump threatens to terminate US-Cuba thaw

Donald Trump says he will end the thaw between the US and Cuba if the country does not offer a "better deal". President Barack Obama has worked to improve relations with the communist government in Havana, culminating in his historic visit in March 2016. The president-elect threatened in a tweet to put an end to the detente following the death of Fidel 13

November 28, 2016 6:26 AM Fidel Castro’s Sister, an Outspoken Critic, Takes No Joy in His Death

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Juanita Castro considered her brother Fidel a traitor and had not spoken to him in 52 years, but, even so, she feels that a piece of her is missing now that he is dead. Mr. Castro was reviled by many as a despot who had killed innocents and caused countless Cubans to flee the island, and when he died Friday night, spontaneous parties 42

November 28, 2016 5:45 AM Cubans to throng Revolution Square in mourning for Fidel Castro

HAVANA Cubans will begin massing on Havana's Revolution Square from Monday for a week-long commemoration of Fidel Castro, the communist guerrilla leader who led a revolution in 1959 and ruled the Caribbean island for half a century. Castro died on Friday at the age of 90, a decade after stepping down due to poor health and ceding power to his brother 20