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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 2:40 PM Castro's remains continue journey after symbolic Che Guevara reunion

SANTA CLARA, Cuba Fidel Castro's funeral cortege resumed its three-day journey across the Caribbean island on Thursday after a symbolic overnight reunion at the mausoleum in Santa Clara housing the bones of fellow revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara. Cubans are amassing in plazas and along roadsides in admiration of Castro, who died on Friday at age 90 as one of the towering 35

December 1, 2016 11:51 AM Fidel Castro's ashes complete first leg of cross-country trip

SANTA CLARA, Cuba -- Fidel Castro's ashes are completing the first leg of a more than 800-kilometre journey across Cuba, traveling in a flag-draped cedar coffin through small towns and cities where his rebel army fought its way to power nearly 60 years ago. Just after 7 a.m. on Wednesday, an honor guard placed the coffin under a glass box on a trailer 9

December 1, 2016 1:52 AM Miami exiles rally for Cuba freedom after Castro death

Hundreds of Cuban exiles in Miami rallied Wednesday for freedom and democracy on the communist island following the death of revolutionary leader Fidel Castro. People gathered along the city's famed Calle Ocho street in Little Havana, parts of which were blocked off by police. People waved Cuban and American flags, carried signs denouncing Castro and listened 8

December 1, 2016 1:04 AM After Castro's Death, Attention Turns to Cuba's Heir Apparent

With revolutionary leader Fidel Castro dead and his brother Raul vowing to step down as president in 15 months, it will soon be the hour of heir apparent Miguel Diaz-Canel, an advocate for modernizing Cuba's state-run media and abysmal internet access. Fidel Castro died Friday at age 90, and Raul, 85, who took over as president in 2008, says he will step down in February 3

November 30, 2016 8:08 PM Fidel Castro on Israel and the Jews? It’s Complicated

What did Fidel Castro stand for when it comes to Israel and the Jews? That’s a surprisingly difficult question to answer. With the Cuban’s leader’s death November 25, at age 90, his long and controversial career is sure to be reviewed minutely on every issue in the days leading up to his funeral, December 4. But it would be hard to find a more convoluted 40

November 30, 2016 2:48 PM Cubans line streets as Fidel Castro's ashes begin journey

HAVANA (AP) — To waving flags and some shouts of "Long may he live!" Fidel Castro's ashes began a four-day journey across the island Wednesday, retracing the path of his triumphant march into Havana nearly six decades ago. A small, Cuban-flag covered cedar coffin containing the remains of the 90-year-old leader was taken out of Cuba's Defense Ministry 39

November 30, 2016 2:02 PM Cubans 'fear reprisals' if they don't show grief over Castro's death, dissidents say

The official picture is one of collective mourning by masses of people over the loss of the founder of modern Cuba. Immediately after President Raúl Castro announced the death of his older brother, Fidel, last Friday evening, the music in Havana stopped playing. Discos and movie theaters emptied out and closed temporarily. Bars and restaurants were told to severely 29

November 30, 2016 1:32 PM World leaders divided on attending Fidel Castro’s burial rites

While a number of world leaders declared that they will not be joining the funeral of former Cuban President Fidel Castro, some of the closest allies of the late dictator confirmed their attendance for his burial rites on Dec. 4. Considering the impending opinions and criticisms associated with the communist strongman, government officials are carefully 25