Fidel Castro

The Confirmation of Democracy in Cuba

Photo by Nathaniel St. ClairThe Cuban electoral system confirmed its democratic character through the exercise of the popular consultative procedure …

Cuba

Cuba Has Two Black Female Vice-Presidents After Historic Change In Leadership

As Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel Bermudez officially became Cuba's new president last week, more black officials were notably chosen for high positions of …

Cuba

Timeline: U.S.-Cuba Relations

Timeline<p>U.S.-Cuba Relations<p>1959 – 2018<p>Since Fidel Castro’s ascent to power in 1959, U.S.-Cuba ties have endured a nuclear crisis, a long U.S. …

Cuba

Hey Media, Can We Quit Saying That Cuba’s New President Was ‘Elected’?

Last week, something happened in Cuba. The Castro dynasty ended (sort of), and a new president was elected (not really). Raul Castro stepped down as …

Cuba

Pico! Pico! Pico! The technicolour sound systems of Barranquilla – in pictures

On Colombia’s Caribbean coast flamboyantly customised ‘picos’ blast out vintage vinyl as part of a highly competitive sound system culture

Photos

Feature: Cuba's living symbol of Bay of Pigs victory - Xinhua

Feature: Cuba's living symbol of Bay of Pigs victory<p>Source: Xinhua 2018-04-23 13:05:26<p>by Raul Menchaca<p>MATANZAS, Cuba, April 22 (Xinhua) -- Nemesia …

Cuba

Ortega and Murillo: Nicaragua's canny power couple

MANAGUA (AFP) -<p>One is a former guerrilla and admirer of Fidel Castro, the other an eccentric poetess and self-described mother of the nation: together Daniel Ortega and his wife Rosario Murillo run Nicaragua with an iron-like grip.<p>Critics compare them to Frank and Claire Underwood, the pitiless …

Venezuela

Castro and the Cold War | American Experience

Fidel Castro | Article<p>Castro and the Cold War<p>Fidel Castro's life story is not the story of the leader of a poor underdeveloped nation struggling to …

Cuba

Ron Hayter, Edmonton’s longest-serving city councillor, dead at 81 | The Star

Although her father “worked very hard for Edmonton,” she said he always found time to do “special things” for his kids.<p>“He and my mom loved to do …

City Halls

Why Tom Barrett should run for governor

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has already lost twice to Scott Walker… but now he’s making noise about getting into the crowded field of gubernatorial …

Madison

Former Edmonton city councillor who rubbed shoulders with Castro dead at 81

EDMONTON — A man believed to be the longest-serving city councillor in Edmonton's history has died.<p>Family members say Ron Hayter, who was 81, …

Halifax

Sleeping With the Communist: The ABC Journalist’s Affair With Castro

Some journalists fawned and flattered over communist thug Fidel Castro. But then-ABC reporter Lisa Howard went the extra mile. In <b>Politico Magazine</b>, …

Conservative View

The Book Jean-Patrick Manchette Didn’t Live to Finish

<i>Ivory Pearl</i> is the lion’s share of a book that, sadly, Jean-Patrick Manchette—polymath, chess whiz, jazz superenthusiast, comic-book lover, literary genius—didn’t live to finish. Like Boris Vian, who also died young, Manchette was impossibly overgifted, able to do anything supremely well with …

Books

Low-key Meruelo sees LA Latinos as key part of his highest-profile bet: a Las Vegas casino

Three decades ago, a 23-year-old kid from Whittier, Calif., the son of Cuban immigrants, had an idea for a new kind of pizzeria – one that would …

Business

After The Castros, Can Cuba Finally Move On?

Support the news<p>Commentary<p><i>Like what you read here? Sign up for our twice-weekly newsletter.</i><p>Cuba, the forbidden country, the tropical country, has …

Cuba

Alhaji Balarabe Musa, a chieftain of the People’s Redemption Party (PRP) and the chairman of the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP) said the best way Nigerians can honour late Chief Gani Fawehinmi is to continue in the pursuit of the dream he had for Nigeri‎a. Musa said this while addressing guests at the 80th post humorous birthday of the late Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) held on Sunday in Lagos where he spoke at length on the lives of Gani.

Alhaji Balarabe Musa, a chieftain of the People’s Redemption Party (PRP) and the chairman of the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP) said …

Africa

Trump reported to tell North Korea’s Kim to act fast on arms

<i>With Eli Okun and Connor O’Brien</i><p><b>TRUMP TO TELL NORTH KOREA’S KIM: ACT FAST ON ARMS,</b> reports The Wall Street Journal: “President Donald Trump will urge North Korea to act quickly to dismantle its nuclear arsenal when he meets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and isn’t willing to grant Pyongyang …

North Korea

Bill O’Reilly Says Kanye West Is Being Attacked by ‘American Stalinists’

<b>Bill O’Reilly</b> claims rapper <b>Kanye West</b> is under attack by the “American Stalinists” after the artist tweeted praise for the far-right, …

Black Lives Matter

Castro, on Tape, Denies Complicity In JFK's Murder

In an extraordinary tape recording played before the House Assassinations Committee yesterday, Cuban President Fidel Castro denied any complicity in the assassination of President Kennedy and insisted that a warning he issued 2 1/2 months before the 1963 murder had been widely misunderstood.<p>His …

Cuba

Goodbye to sports but hello to new adventures at the Sentinel

You say goodbye, and I say hello.<p>Some famous gents from Liverpool once said that, which gets me to the premise of my story today:<p>I am leaving the …

Foster Care

Tribeca's Scarface Panel Was a Bust — Much Like the Film's 1983 Miami Premiere

I paused.<p>“Does that come with any cocaine?” I asked.<p>Despite the price, last week I traveled to the Beacon, a former movie theater famous for hosting …

Miami

JONES: Ron Hayter a true champion in City of Champions

Ron Hayter was a lot of different things to a lot of different Edmontonians over the years. But to me, he was a wonderful combination of old school …

Edmonton

Lasting impression: Sibling duo create an homage to those who have passed with book

Block print of Elie Wiesel<p>ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — This book is an imaginative joining of forces – bold linoleum block prints and complementary prose and …

David Bowie

JFK documents could show the truth about a diplomat's death 47 years ago

Family of Charles Thomas are pleading with Trump to release papers they say show his 1971 suicide stemmed from officials wanting to shut down effort to reopen JFK investigation<p>Charles Thomas was a rising star at the state department in the early 1960s, a career diplomat who had served across Latin …

Politics

These celebrities weren’t dead when their obits were published

<i>With more than 5.6 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or trying</i> …

James Earl Ray

The Castro era is over, but the revolution lives on in the mountains where it began

In the rugged Sierra Maestra mountains near where Fidel Castro made his hideout as he led a guerrilla uprising in the late 1950s, Cubans say they are …

Cuba

Lawrie McFarlane: Will Elizabeth May get her day in court for pipeline protest?

Elizabeth May, leader of Canada’s Green Party, stands on the brink of criminal charges, and it’s not at all clear she’ll escape.May and several dozen …

Kinder Morgan

Nicaraguan President Cancels Pension Plan Changes to End Deadly Protests

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has scrapped plans to overhaul the country's social security system.<p>His announcement last week of changes to the …

Venezuela

Cuba Gets a Castro Convertible

Eighty-six-year-old Raúl Castro grabbed headlines last week when he ceded the title of president to 58-year-old civilian Miguel Diáz-Canel. Too bad this change at the top is nominal when it comes to freedom for the Cuban people.<p>Mr. Diáz-Canel is well-known for his rapid rise through the Communist …

Cuba

Big Bang in Bournemouth: The Open Era Began 50 Years Ago Today

Nineteen-sixty-eight was a year of revolution, when cities from Tokyo to Chicago to Paris to Prague were convulsed with protest. Things got so wild …

Tennis