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November 30, 2016 5:40 AM Cuba allies join thousands to honor Castro in Havana

Several world leaders - and thousands of Cubans - gather in Havana to pay final respects to the late Fidel Castro. Hundreds of thousands of Cubans rallied for late communist leader Fidel Castro with Latin American and African leaders in Havana the night before his ashes are to be taken across the country. They chanted "long live the revolution!" and "Fidel 12

November 30, 2016 5:40 AM Trump’s Choice on Cuba

Until Saturday, the jury was out on how President-elect Donald Trump would proceed on the issue of Cuba. Not for long: a few hours after Fidel Castro’s death was announced, on Friday night, Trump embarked on a series of increasingly aggressive tweets in which he threatened to undo President Barack Obama’s historic initiative to open up Cuba, which has been underway 8

November 30, 2016 2:39 AM Fidel Castro Leaves Complicated Legacy in Africa

In Africa, as in Cuba, the late Fidel Castro was both loved and despised. Yibrah Mehari thinks of Castro as a benefactor. After his father, an Ethiopian soldier, died in 1971, Mehari was sent to Cuba at age 14 and educated there through his post-graduate years, becoming a successful architect. Mehari says he and thousands of other Ethiopians educated 9

November 30, 2016 12:35 AM Fidel Castro's divisive legacy is reflected in the guest list at his memorial

Fidel Castro was one of the world’s most polarizing figures, lionized by some as a principled defender of the poor and loathed by others as a repressive dictator. His divisive legacy can be seen in the guest list of foreign dignitaries attending memorial services for Castro in Havana this week. British Prime Minister Theresa May, German Chancellor Angela 11

November 29, 2016 8:12 PM Castro's Death Is Bittersweet for Nostalgic Cuban Exiles

Joaquin Palacio adored his grandfather's tobacco farm in Cuba's lush Pinar Del Rio province. As a boy he learned to plow the land, grow crops and ride his black horse, Centella. Before Fidel Castro, it was a place for vacations from the family's home in Havana, and a classroom for learning responsibility and hard work. "It was a good life. There was no conflict 14

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 43

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 15

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 23

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 40

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 48