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In a rare speech, Cuban leader Fidel Castro says he's nearing the end

Apr 20, 2016

In a rare speech, Cuban leader Fidel Castro says he's nearing the end

Castro spoke as the government announced that his brother Raul will retain the Cuban Communist Party's highest post alongside his hardline second-in-command. #US #NewsTracker #Fidel Castro #Cuba #Raul Castro
Raul Castro re-elected as first secretary of Cuba's Communist Party

Apr 20, 2016

Raul Castro re-elected as first secretary of Cuba's Communist Party

Raul Castro was re-elected the first secretary of the Central Committee of Communist Party of Cuba at the the final plenary session of its seventh Congress #NewsTracker #Fidel Castro #Cuba #Raul Castro #Communist Part #First secretary
In slow dance with capitalism, Cuba's Communists turn to future | Reuters

Apr 16, 2016

In slow dance with capitalism, Cuba's Communists turn to future | Reuters

HAVANA Cuba's Communist Party meets on Saturday under pressure for the slow pace of promised market reforms as it prepares for a future without the octogenarian leaders who guided the country from a 1959 revolution to a cautious embrace of the United States. #Economy #India #Middle East #science #markets #United Kingdom #Cuba
We do not need the empire to give us anything: Fidel Castro criticises Obama

Apr 08, 2016

We do not need the empire to give us anything: Fidel Castro criticises Obama

Cuban revolutionary icon Fidel Castro appeared in public Thursday for the first time in nine months, chatting with school children and criticizing Barack Obama's recent visit. Castro, 89, was seen on state TV state seated as he spoke to children about a late fellow revolutionary leader, Vilma Espin. #Obama #Barack Obama #NewsTracker #Communism #Fidel Castro #Cuba #Cuban leader
Fidel Castro makes rare public appearance after Obama visit | Reuters

Apr 08, 2016

Fidel Castro makes rare public appearance after Obama visit | Reuters

HAVANA Former Cuban President Fidel Castro, 89, made a rare appearance outside his home on Thursday, visiting a school to mark the birthday of a late revolutionary heroine days after penning a scornful critique of U.S. President Barack Obama's recent visit. State television broadcast images of the gray-bearded Castro sitting at a desk and conversing with students and teachers at the school, named after Vilma Espin, who was his sister-in-law and died in 2007 at age 77. #United States #Middle East #markets #Argentina #Cuba
Cuba facing dissent within communist party, days after Obama's visit

Mar 30, 2016

Cuba facing dissent within communist party, days after Obama's visit

Days after President Barack Obama's historic visit, the leaders of Cuba's Communist Party are under highly unusual public criticism from their own ranks for imposing new levels of secrecy on the future of social and economic reforms. #United States #Barack Obama #NewsTracker #Communist Party #Fidel Castro #Cuba #Socialism #Raul Castro #Havana #free-market capitalism
Listening to Obama's words can give anyone a heart attack: Fidel Castro lashes out at US president after Cuba visit

Mar 28, 2016

Listening to Obama's words can give anyone a heart attack: Fidel Castro lashes out at US president after Cuba visit

In his first published remarks about the visit, Fidel Castro seemed unwilling to forgive and forget more than a half-century of enmity between US and Cuba #Barack Obama #US #TheySaidIt #Fidel Castro #Cuba #Raul Castro #El Hermano Obama
Obama condemns Ted Cruz's call for surveillance of Muslim neighbourhoods

Mar 24, 2016

Obama condemns Ted Cruz's call for surveillance of Muslim neighbourhoods

Criticising Ted Cruz for his call for surveillance of Muslim neighbourhoods, US President Barack Obama has said it would not help defeat Islamic State and reminded the Republican presidential hopeful that his father had to leave Cuba for America as a result of similar policies. #Barack Obama #NewsTracker #Surveillance #Cuba #Muslim neighbourhoods #Ted Cruz
President Obama makes history in Cuba, frees shackles of US diplomacy

Mar 23, 2016

President Obama makes history in Cuba, frees shackles of US diplomacy

The first steps have been taken in restoring diplomatic ties. Obama followed it up with a personal visit along with his entire family. #Barack Obama #US #diplomacy #ConnectTheDots #Nobel Peace Prize #Cuba #Raul Castro #Hassan Rouhani #international politics
Colombian FARC rebels at ballgame in Cuba attended by Obama | Reuters

Mar 23, 2016

Colombian FARC rebels at ballgame in Cuba attended by Obama | Reuters

HAVANA Colombia's leftist FARC rebel leader and U.S. President Barack Obama attended the same baseball game in Cuba on Tuesday, underscoring a message of regional cooperation that Obama took on his historic visit to the Communist-led country. FARC negotiator Pastor Alape confirmed the attendance of a contingent of 40 members and said the game between the Tampa Bay Rays and a Cuban team was a "symbol of peace." A Reuters reporter also saw the rebels, who are in Havana for peace talks with the Colombian government #Technology #Argentina #Latin America #Cuba #opinion