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November 28, 2016 5:08 AM Cuba bids farewell to Fidel Castro, ruler for half-century

HAVANA (AP) — A nine-story portrait of a young Fidel Castro has joined the towering images of fallen guerrillas overlooking Havana's Plaza of the Revolution, the massive square where Cuba on Monday begins bidding farewell to the man who ruled the island for nearly half a century. After 10 years of leadership by Castro's younger brother Raul, a relatively 12 1

November 27, 2016 9:34 PM Castro shunned statues, monuments but still became icon

There are no statues of Fidel Castro in Cuba. No school, street, government building or city bears his name. And while his likeness stares back from billboards and official portraits, it is absent from pesos and postage stamps. As the island's unchallenged leader for nearly a half-century before falling ill in 2006, Castro forbade monuments in his honor 4

November 27, 2016 8:48 PM Cuba Begins Week of Mourning Castro as World Reaction Mixed

Cubans are mourning Fidel Castro, the country's revolutionary leader whose death was announced Saturday. Flags are flying at half-staff across the country, as Cuba enters a week filled with memorials to mark his passing. The socialist revolutionary, who had long been ill, died late Friday at the age of 90. A cause of death has not been announced. A series 11

November 27, 2016 8:45 AM Canada’s Trudeau Chided for Castro Praise

The reactions of world leaders to the death of Fidel Catro included sorrow and sometimes criticism for the former Cuban leader. But Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's praise for the revolutionary and dictator's "dedication and love for the Cuban people" was swiftly rebuked by some Canadian and U.S. politicians. "I know my father was very proud 13

November 27, 2016 5:56 AM Looking back at the life of Fidel Castro, who defied the U.S. for 50-plus years

The former Cuban president, who died late Friday at age 90, brought the Cold War to the Western Hemisphere and sparked a nuclear-armed crisis. Fidel Castro, the fiery apostle of revolution who brought the Cold War to the Western Hemisphere in 1959 and then defied the United States for nearly half a century as Cuba’s maximum leader, bedeviling 11 U.S. presidents 67

November 26, 2016 7:23 AM Fidel Castro, Cuban revolutionary, dead at 90

Fidel Castro, the bearded revolutionary icon who imposed socialism on Cuba and survived assassination attempts, an invasion, and isolation as the stubborn nemesis of 10 US presidents, has died, according to an official announcement by Cuban state television late Friday. Mr. Castro was 90. Mr. Castro seized power in 1959 in an insurgency that ousted the corrupt 38

October 3, 2016 6:11 PM #TrackingMatthew: Cubans head to shelters ahead of hurricane

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Cuba has declared a hurricane alert for six eastern provinces and is moving residents of low-lying areas and off-shore islands into temporary shelters in government buildings. In Santiago, state workers are removing traffic lights from poles to keep them from falling during the hurricane and residents are boarding up windows 2

October 1, 2016 5:15 PM U.S. strips visas from Gambian govt.; punishment for stopping DHS deportations

West African nation The Gambia has refused to accept nearly 2,000 people the U.S. is trying to deport, so the Obama administration has finally decided to pull the trigger and will deny visas to some Gambians hoping to visit the U.S., the State Department said Saturday. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson took the decisive move after years of prodding 1

September 22, 2016 12:06 AM Trump threatens to derail Cuba detente, enters spending bill fray, calls Fed rate policy ‘politics’

HAVANA/WASHINGTON – Donald Trump’s threat to undo President Barack Obama’s detente with Cuba unless President Raul Castro abides by Trump’s list of demands is provoking widespread anxiety among ordinary Cubans, who were paying little attention to the U.S. presidential campaign until now. Trump had been generally supportive of Obama’s re-establishment 33

May 13, 2016 7:37 AM Rousseff's fall casts cloud over Cuba

Havana/Brasilia - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's suspension from office is bad news for newly trendy Cuba, which despite a detente with Washington is feeling the pinch from a downturn ravaging allies' economies and political fortunes in South America and Africa. Friends such as Venezuela, Brazil and Angola for years used revenue from a commodities 13