Thursday, Feb 09, 2023

Fidel Castro


Fidel Castro's boots, binoculars, jeep on display in Cuba's newest museum

December 02, 2021 7:38 pm

The "Centro Fidel Castro," housed in an elegant mansion in Havana's upscale Vedado district, opened its doors on the fifth anniversary of the death of the Cuban revolutionary

In Cuba, desires for food and freedom may spark a rare day of protest

November 14, 2021 1:04 pm

A young generation of dissidents, who rely on the internet to spread their ideas, are calling for a “Civic March for Change” on Monday, November 15, a bold move with little precedent in Cuba.

Cuba's president says government has some blame for protests

July 15, 2021 10:21 am

Until now, the Cuban government had only blamed social media and the U.S. government for the weekend protests, which were the biggest seen in Cuba since a quarter century ago.

A Cuba without a Castro? A country steps into the unknown

April 20, 2021 1:21 pm

Since 1959, when Raúl and his older brother, Fidel, led an insurgency against a U.S.-backed dictator to victory, Cuba has been led by a Castro. Now, as Raúl — who is 89 and succeeded his older brother — steps down from the helm of the Communist Party.

Cuba without the Castros: What it means and what the road ahead looks like

April 18, 2021 10:04 am

As a new era beckons for Cuba, one without a Fidel Castro in power, we take a look at the history of the nation, the changes that have happened over time and what the island nation is heading towards with a new set of leaders set to take charge.

Castro's son suicide: Cuba mourns its 'Little Fidel'

February 03, 2018 11:14 am

Cuban media said Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart had been in a "deeply depressed state'' for several months and "required an initial hospitalization then outpatient follow-up.'' No further details were provided about the circumstances of his death or funeral arrangements.

Fidel Castro's son commits suicide after battling depression

February 02, 2018 9:50 am

Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, a nuclear physicist who studied in the former Soviet Union, he had been working as a scientific counselor to the Cuban Council of State and Vice-president of the Cuban Academy of Sciences at the time of his death.

Cuba's Santeria priests wax positive as transition from Castros begins

January 03, 2018 12:21 pm

Castro, 86, said last month he would step down as President in April. He took over in 2008 after his brother Fidel Castro, who had governed Cuba since leading the 1959 revolution, became seriously ill. Fidel Castro died in 2016.

Raul Castro confirms he will stay Cuba's president to April

December 22, 2017 9:48 am

Raul Castro, 86, had previously said he would step down in February at the end of a months-long political cycle in which voters and government officials pick the members of local, provincial and national assemblies and the members of the powerful council of state.

Almost 70, 000 people visited Fidel Castro's tomb in a month: Reports

January 08, 2017 9:34 am

Also visiting Castro's tomb have been international dignitaries and personalities.


Cuba after the Castros: A look at legacy and challenges ahead

April 19, 2018 2:03 pm

The Cuban government on Wednesday selected 57-year-old First Vice President Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez as the sole candidate to succeed Raul Castro. It is the first time in almost sixty years that a Castro will not be the president of Cuba.