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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 starts return to normal as mourning for Fidel Castro ends

December 06, 2016 5:16 pm

Bars and cafe were selling alcohol again and Cubans could be seen discretely sipping beers on stoops or drinking from little boxes of cheap white rum.

Cuba nears end of mourning for Fidel Castro with second big rally

December 04, 2016 7:04 am

The event, expected to end with a speech by Cuban President Raul Castro, was attended by presidents of neighbouring nations.

Fidel Castro's ashes reunited with 'Che' Guevara

December 01, 2016 7:04 pm

The flag-covered urn, which rested under a glass case on a small olive-green trailer, arrived in Santa Clara after midnight and entered a complex with a mausoleum and museum dedicated to Guevara.

Fidel Castro honoured by thousands in Havana; Obama absent as world leaders join in

November 30, 2016 9:49 am

For many, especially in Latin America and Africa, Castro was a symbol of resistance to imperialism, having ousted a U.S.-backed dictator, and a champion of the poor.

House first for Rahul Gandhi, won't attend Fidel Castro's funeral in Havana

November 29, 2016 12:24 pm

Castro had warm relations with the Nehru-Gandhi family and had many meetings with Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi.


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.