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Fidel, Chavez moment after failed 2002 coup captured

Havana - Cuban leader Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez shared their amazement and joy upon the triumphal return to power of the late Venezuelan leader after a brief coup in 2002, an exchange vividly captured in a transcript released Friday.

Castro holds court on sidelines of Havana summit

Havana - Fidel Castro, the 87-year-old father of the Cuban revolution, held court on the sidelines of a regional summit here this week, looking alert and well in his numerous meetings with foreign leaders.

Pope says Mass in Cuba's Revolution Plaza

Many thousands of Cubans turned out to hear the Pope say Mass in Havana, Cuba's capital city, with President Raul Castro sitting in the front row. Many worshippers had waited hours to see the Pontiff.

Cuba to release 2,900 prisoners as goodwill gesture

Havana - New just in: The Cuban government has stated that it will release 2,900 prisoners, including some convicted of political activity, within the next few days.

Op-Ed: Human rights a foreign phrase to Cuban government

Cuba is an example of an international subject with a Texas tie-in, and particularly the Houston/Galveston area, which includes ShadeyHill Ranch, where we have a sizeable Cuban population. In fact, the guy who makes my hand-rolled cigars is Cuban.

WikiLeaks: Castro almost died in 2006 

Cuban leader Fidel Castro came very close to dying in 2006 from a perforated intestine, a new WikiLeaks cable reveals. Castro recently praised WikiLeaks and it's founder Julian Assange.

Fidel Castro speaks to Cuban parliament

Havana - Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro spoke to parliament for the first time in more than four years, warning of a nuclear war involving the US and Iran.

Senator Menendez speaks against bill's Cuban debt 'blackmail'

Protesting a Cuban provision that was inserted into the $447 billion omnibus bill, Senator Menendez highlighted the irresponsible behaviors of the Cuban regime with regard to its global debt obligations.

Castro's sister admits history of working with CIA

On the eve of the launching of her book, Fidel Castro's younger sister Juanita revealed she worked with the CIA during the early years of his brother's regime.

Honduras Vows to 'Stop Zelaya Plane' UPDATE: Flight Diverted

Ousted Honduran president Manuel Zelaya is scheduled to fly out of DC to Honduras today, accompanied by the leaders of Argentina and Ecuador. In response, the interim Honduran government says it will refuse landing rights to any plane carrying Zelaya.

Op-Ed: Was Honduran President Manuel Zelaya's Overthrow Legal?

According to news reports, Honduran President Zelaya was ousted from office by orders of the Supreme Court, AG and Congress, after he repeatedly engaged in violations of Honduras' Constitution. Are Obama, the EU and the UN wrong in condemning Honduras?

Fidel Castro Speaks on US Spy Arrests

The arrest on Friday of an American couple in their 70s on charges of spying on behalf of the Cuban government took a fresh twist yesterday when Fidel Castro, the 82 year old former President of Cuba, spoke out on the matter.

Castro Takes Cheney to Task Over 'Torture'

In an essay posted on a Cuban government web site, Fidel Castro criticized former United States Vice President Dick Cheney's stance on American interrogation techniques.

Change in Cuban Government

The face of Cuban government is changing, with no more Fidel-Castro-loyalists enjoying the trappings of power, according to reports.

Obama's Honeymoon with Castro Ends Abruptly

After several weeks of heaping words of praise upon President Barack Obama, Cuba's ailing leader, Fidel Castro has come out swinging on a number of topics he considers important to his island.

Castro 'reflects' on health, praises Obama

On Thursday Fidel Castro said that he doubts he'll still have the privilege of observing world events in four years, indicating awareness that he is nearing death.

The Triumph of the Revolution 50 Years Of Castro (+1)

In December 1956, 30-year-old Fidel Castro and 82 others, landed in Cuba and began a two-year guerrilla war against another Cuban dictator. Castro's war ended 50 years ago today, on January 1, 1959 when he declared it the "Truinfo de la Revolución".

January 1, 2009 Marks 50th Anniversary of Communist Cuba

As January 1 marks the start of 2009 for the rest of the world, it also marks the fiftieth anniversary of when Fidel Castro became the leader of Cuba.

Free Sex-Changes Now Part of Cuba's Health Plan

There is definitely somewhat of a “revolution” in Cuba taking place. But, it’s not really a revolution let alone one someone would see coming.

Che Guevara's Children: Stop Using Our Father's Image to Sell T-Shirts & Coffee Mugs

Ernesto “Che” Guevara has been a namesake for the past few decades. Two of Guevera’s children have stepped forward and complained about their father’s image being used for profit.

Obama Facing Fire From Fidel Castro Over Cuba Policy

While Democratic co-frontrunner Senator Barack Obama of Illinois is reaching out to the Cuban-American community, he is facing fire from former Cuban leader Fidel Castro.

Cuba Begins Housing Reform

Cuba has introduced what could be the first in a series of housing reforms, Cubans will be allowed to get title to state-owned homes they rent

Castro Resigns as Cuba's President

Cuba's President Fidel Castro, 81, has announced his resignation after almost 50 years of rule. He will not be seeking a new term in next Sunday's parliamentary meeting. However, he will still remain as a member of parliament.

Castro Implies Of Possible Retirement

While Fidel Castro has not been seen on public TV for over a year, he has implied that he might step down and retire as Cuba’s leader. Castro said that he has a duty not to hold onto power and obstruct the rise of the youth.

Castro May Retire While Retaining Advisory Role

Cuban president Fidel Castro hinted in a letter today that he may retire from public office while retaining an advisory role on key issues as elder Statesman for the Cuban government.

Fidel Castro says U.S. fooled world over 9/11

Ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro said that the U.S. government misinformed Americans and the entire world about 9/11, echoing many conspiracy theories about the terror attacks against the United States six years ago.

Castro: US must leave Guantanamo Bay

Cuban President Fidel Castro says the American naval base in Guantanamo Bay is 'illegally' coccupied and the US must hand it over to Cuba. Castro called the base a constant center of crisis, which threatens Cuba's security.

Images of Castro released

New photos of Fidel Castro have been released on Sunday. On the pictures he appeared to look healthier and stronger than we last seen him on January 30th.

According to Chavez the Cuban President Fidel Castro is 'In charge of Cuba'

Venezuelan president says Cuban leader has reassumed reins of leadership

Castro is recovering and could return to power in Cuba

Intelligence officials keep close watch, but information elusive
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Handout picture released by Cuban official website www.cubadebate.cu showing former Cuban president Fidel Castro (R) talking with Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) on July 11, 2014 in Havana
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