Raul Castro

Fidel Castro: Farewell Comandante

The man who defied America, defeated by death BY Leila Hatoum At the age of 90, the man who defied 11 U.S. presidents, reportedly overcame over 600 assassination attempts by U.S. intelligence agencies, and brought the world to the brink of a nuclear war, finally succumbed to his death on November 25. With 49 years

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Obama Spars With Cuba’s Castro Over Human Rights in Historic Visit

By Matt Spetalnick and Frank Jack Daniel HAVANA, March 22 – U.S. President Barack Obama pushed Cuba to improve human rights during his historic visit to the Communist-led island on Monday, publicly sparring with President Raul Castro who showed flashes of anger and hit back at U.S. “double standards”. Obama praised Castro for openly discussing their differences but he

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Obama Cheered in Havana At Start of Historic Visit To Cuba

By Matt Spetalnick, Daniel Trotta and Jeff Mason HAVANA, March 21  – President Barack Obama arrived to small but cheering crowds on Sunday at the start of a historic visit to Cuba that opened a new chapter in U.S. engagement with the island’s Communist government after decades of hostility between the former Cold War foes.

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Cuba Casts Aside Rancor to Welcome Obama on Historic Visit

By Nelson Acosta HAVANA, March 20 – President Barack Obama arrives in Cuba on Sunday for a 48-hour visit, making history by venturing into what was once enemy territory and sparking enthusiasm among Cubans who have seen their Communist government vilify 10 previous U.S. leaders. The visit, the first by a U.S. president in 88

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Obama’s Trip Aims to Make Cuba Opening ‘Irreversible’

By Matt Spetalnick and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, March 17 – President Barack Obama plans to lay out his vision for U.S.-Cuba relations in a major speech during next week’s historic visit to Havana aimed at making his opening to America’s former Cold War foe “irreversible,” the White House said on Wednesday. Previewing Obama’s three-day trip,

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