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The Remarkable Legacy of Fidel Castro
When Fidel Castro died on Nov. 25 at the age of 90, we lost one of the most remarkable leaders of the 20th century. No other head of state has so steadfastly stood up to the United States and survived. In 1959, the Cuban Revolution , led by Castro and Ernesto “Che” Guevara, overthrew the ruthless...
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Hundreds of Thousands Gather in Havana to Mark Castro's Death
'It is indisputable that he took a small Caribbean island and transformed it into a major actor on the world stage, far beyond its geographic size'
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On Covering Fidel Castro
A half-century of writing in The Progressive
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Hasta Siempre, Fidel Castro
The passing of Fidel Castro is one of those events that highlights a deep divide that separates the United States from most of the world. While the mainstream media in the United States reports from the frontlines of Miami where exiles celebrate in the streets the death of who they characterize as...
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Meeting Fidel
As a young medical student in Argentina I had been fascinated by Fidel Castro and his rebel combatants and followed with interest their advance from the mountains to the plains to the capital city of Havana . I longed to visit the island but the US blockade made it extremely difficult to travel to...
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Fidel Castro in Context
The revolutionary's achievements in the face of US meddling made him a powerful symbol of resistance against hegemony.
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Cuban Revolutionary Leader Fidel Castro Dead at 90
"Ever onward, to victory," Raúl Castro said, announcing his brother's death
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Fidel Castro, Predicting Death, Tells Cubans to Carry On Socialist Ideals
Cuban revolutionary leader addressed the Communist Party for a "valedictory speech"
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Fidel Tells Obama: 'We Don't Need the Empire to Give us Anything.'
Leader of the Cuban Revolution refutes the U.S. President's account of their countries' shared history
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Viva Cuba Libre!
Long ago in Havana, my mother and father would take me to the famed “Floridita” bar to join a burly, white-bearded man and drink daiquiris. He gave me his book, “A Farewell to Arms,” autographed to “Eric, from his friend Ernest Hemingway. Havana, 1953” Those were the old days in Cuba, even before...
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