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Fidel Castro's old limousines now used as Havana taxi cabs

Havana - Old soviet-made limousines that once carried one of the most feared world leaders are now being used as Havana taxi cabs for tourists who want a little history to go with their sightseeing.

Ex-president Castro, 87, makes rare public appearance in Cuba

Havana - Former Cuban President Fidel Castro made a rare public appearance Wednesday, his first in nine months. The 87-year-old leader of the Cuban Revolution was attending the opening of an arts studio in Havana.

German zoo forced to change name of Fidel, the Cuban crocodile

Hoyerswerda - One of seven endangered Cuban crocodiles hatched at the Hoyerswerda Zoo was given the name "Fidel". Apparently his name has caused some problems due to associations with the Communist revolutionary, Fidel Castro, and has had to be changed.

Photo Essay: Havana’s Revolution Square and José Martí Memorial Special

Havana - Revolution Square in Havana is the political and administrative center of Cuba. The most important structures in the Square are a 109-meter tall star-shaped tower, and the statue of José Martí, Cuba's national hero and acclaimed poet and journalist.

Who was Che Guevara?

Che Guevara died 46 years ago today. Although his face is one of the most iconic images of his own or any generation, what do you actually know about him?

Fidel Castro urges North Korea to avoid war

Fidel Castro, the former president of Cuba, has urged North Korea to steer clear of nuclear warfare, saying that Koreans will be faced with one of the most grave risks of nuclear war since the Cuban missile crisis back in 1962.

Venezuela prepares for the death of Hugo Chavez

Caracas - Analysts say Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is close to death after suffering a serious setback during a second round of chemotherapy.

Cuban leader Raul Castro says he will retire in 2018

Havana - Cuban President Raul Castro has announced he was step down after his second term ends in 2018. The new parliament named 52-year-old Miguel Diaz-Canel as Castro's VP and most likely successor.

Chavez returns to Caracas in dead of night

Caracas - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was brought home from Cuba in the dead of night, Sunday, leaving analysts to ponder whether he has returned to die or lead the country.

Hugo Chavez implements opposition's proposals

Caracas - Hugo Chavez and his political ilk skewered the opposition over their proposed austerity measures before last year’s election; now the Chavez administration is making many of those same cuts while Chavez convalesces in Cuba.

Secret German papers claim Castro recruited former Nazis

Documents recently declassified by the German government show former Cuban leader Fidel Castro hired former Nazis to counter any contemplated US invasion of Cuba.

Marlins suspend Ozzie Guillen for five games for praising Castro

Miami - The announcement of the suspension was made this morning. But will a five game suspension be enough to quell the anger in Miami's Cuban community, caused by the manager's praise of the dictator?

Miami Marlins manager: 'I love Fidel Castro'

Miami - Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen caused a stir when he told Time magazine he loves Castro. Not a good move in a city with a significant Cuban American population that fled the communist island. Guillen later apologizied.

Fidel Castro warns of disastrous consequences of attacking Iran

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro wrote in a piece entitled "The Roads Leading to Disaster," published this week, saying the U.S. is about to make the greatest mistake in its history if it attacks Iran.

Castro presents 1,000-page memoir in rare appearance

In his first public appearance since April 2011, former President Fidel Castro of Cuba spent six hours Friday presenting Part I of his 1000 page two-volume memoir at a book launch.

Antonio Banderas to play Fidel Castro in film

Fidel Castro's daughter has personally requested that hunky Spanish actor Antonio Banderas plays her father in an upcoming biopic to be called 'Castro's Daughter'.

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad meets Fidel Castro

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was delighted to hold a meeting with former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, 85, as he stopped off in Havana on his tour of Latin America.

Is the US infecting South American leaders with cancer?

One of the Socialist leaders in South America has presented as a possibility that the United States is responsible for the outbreak of cancer in South American leaders.

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.

Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega likely to win re-election

Managua - With nearly 40% of the votes counted and nearly 62.6% in his favour, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is heading for a landslide re-election which opponents describe as "illegitimate, dishonest and unconstitutional."

Fidel Castro calls killing of Osama bin Laden, 'abhorrent deed'

Former Cuban leader and longtime political foe of the United States calls the killing of Osama Bin Laden an "assassination" and an "abhorrent deed" committed by the U.S.

Netanyahu apologizes for remarks on Fidel Castro

Tel Aviv - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu contacted an American politician to apologize for having praised Fidel Castro’s remarks about Israel and Jews.

Fidel Castro says Cuban economic model doesn't work anymore

Havana - Former Cuban President Fidel Castro sat down with an American journalist where he made remarks that befuddled people: "The Cuban model doesn’t even work for us anymore." However, Castro later said his remarks were misinterpreted.

Fidel Castro says Osama bin Laden is U.S. secret agent

Havana - Former Cuban President Fidel Castro claims that Osama bin Laden is an agent for the CIA and always appeared whenever former U.S. President George W. Bush needed to scare the world.

Cuba announces release of six political prisoners

Miami - A day after the Obama administration announced it was open to allowing some Cuban dissidents into the US, the Roman Catholic Church of Cuba has released the names of six more political prisoners to be freed into exile by the Cuban government.

Fidel Castro assures the world he's 'still a revolutionary'

Havana - Former Cuban President Fidel Castro assured readers, supporters and the world in a published article on his 84th birthday that he has "not changed" and is "still a revolutionary."

Fidel Castro to appear on television to talk nuclear war theory

Havana - Former Cuban President Fidel Castro recently wrote about his belief that the world is on the verge of a nuclear war and that it could break out very soon. Castro will appear on Cuban television for the first time in years on Monday.

New pictures of a healthy Fidel Castro show him out and about

Havana - He's 83-years old, and he's been very sick for the past few years, but now there are new photos showing Fidel Castro in fairly robust condition, laughing and talking with workers at a Scientific Think Tank.

Castro urges UN to look at why U.S. sent troops to Haiti

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro wants the United Nations to investigate why the United States and other nations sent thousands of troops to Haiti.

Chavez Invites Mentor Castro to Venezuela

Anti-American Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez, publicly invites former Cuban President, Fidel Castro, to visit Venezuela in the near future.
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From left to right  Miguel Barnet  Abel Prieto  Fidel Castro and Katyusha White presenting  Guerrill...
From left to right, Miguel Barnet, Abel Prieto, Fidel Castro and Katyusha White presenting "Guerrilla time."
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Fidel Castro laughs and jokes with workers at the National Center for Scientific Investigation in Ha...
Fidel Castro laughs and jokes with workers at the National Center for Scientific Investigation in Havana.
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Fidel Castro holding up a copy of his memoir Guerrilla of Time at his book launching in Havana  Cuba...
Fidel Castro holding up a copy of his memoir Guerrilla of Time at his book launching in Havana, Cuba, on February 3, 2012.
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Fidel Castro talks with employees of the National Center for Scientific Investigation in Havana.
Fidel Castro talks with employees of the National Center for Scientific Investigation in Havana.
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Handout picture released by Cuban official website www.cubadebate.cu showing former Cuban president ...
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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Fidel Castro visiting with employees of the National Center for Scientific Investigation in Havana.
Fidel Castro visiting with employees of the National Center for Scientific Investigation in Havana.
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Former Cuban President  87-year-old Fidel Castro makes a rare public appearance at the opening of an...
Former Cuban President, 87-year-old Fidel Castro makes a rare public appearance at the opening of an arts studio in Havana, January 9, 2014.
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Fidel Castro talks with employees of the National Center for Scientific Investigation in Havana.
Fidel Castro talks with employees of the National Center for Scientific Investigation in Havana.
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Fidel Castro's old limo.
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