November 13, 2019

Fidel Castro tells his country goodbye

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By Caribbean News Service From St Lucia online Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro delivered a valedictory speech on Tuesday to the Communist Party he put in power a half-century ago, telling party members he would soon die and exhorting them to help his ideas survive. “I’ll be 90 years old soon,” Castro said in his […]

Unusual dissent erupts inside Cuban Communist Party

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By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN, Associated Press From MSN HAVANA — Days after President Barack Obama’s historic visit, the leaders of Cuba’s Communist Party are under highly unusual public criticism from their own ranks for imposing new levels of secrecy on the future of social and economic reforms. After months of simmering discontent, complaints […]

Warm people, breathtaking scenery in Cuba

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By John Schneider, For the Lansing State Journal Tell someone you’re going to Cuba and two subjects are likely to arise within the first 20 seconds of that conversation: cars and cigars. That’s no surprise. The iconic image of Havana is the ubiquitous fleet of vintage Detroit dream machines — 1957 Chevy Bel Airs, 1959 […]

Cuba: Unfinished nuclear power station

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By James Gordon From Daily Mail UK Cuba’s Soviet Legacy: Inside the Caribbean island’s unfinished nuclear power station that lays just 180 miles off the Florida coast Cuba is an nation full of 1950s automobiles but at one time the Caribbean island was almost a nuclear power, less than 100 miles from the United States […]

Cuba could be the ‘Hong Kong of Caribbean’

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By Harry Alford From The Philadelphia Tribune We first visited Cuba in 2000. There was so much to see that we visited twice that year (August and November). The nation showed so much promise with its health-care system, education standards, natural resources and a population that is significantly Black. The late Arthur A. Fletcher told […]

Fidel Castro’s ex-bodyguard tells of dictator’s life of luxury

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By Juan O. Tamayo El Nuevo Herald From The Seattle Times Fidel Castro controlled about 20 luxury homes, a Caribbean island getaway with a pool in which dolphins swam, the 88-foot yacht Aquarama II and several fishing vessels whose catch was sold for dollars deposited in his accounts, according to former bodyguard Juan Reinaldo Sánchez. […]

Cuban ex-leader Fidel Castro in rare public appearance

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From BBC Fidel Castro had to walk with a stick and the assistance of aides Cuba’s former President Fidel Castro has appeared in public for the first time in nine months. Mr Castro, 87, attended the opening of an art studio in the capital, Havana, on Wednesday night. Pictures released on Thursday showed a frail-looking […]