Fidel Castro

CIA-trained Cuban ex-spy recounts his `story of failure`

The book details how CIA agent David Atlee Phillips recruited him in 1959 and trained him in Havana to kill Fidel Castro, who died last year of natural causes.
 

May 27, 2017, 11:58 AM IST

Cuba faces last May Day parade under Fidel Castro

The Cuban government`s traditional May Day parade Monday is the last to be overseen by President Raul Castro -- and the first without his late brother and revolutionary predecessor Fidel.

May 01, 2017, 10:48 AM IST

Raul Castro announces pick for Cuba`s interior minister

Gandarilla Bermejo will replace General Carlos Fernandez Gondin, 78, who died on Saturday after a long illness.

Jan 10, 2017, 11:49 AM IST
Over 70,000 people visit Fidel Castro's tomb in a month

Over 70,000 people visit Fidel Castro's tomb in a month

About 70,000 people have visited Cuban leader Fidel Castro`s tomb in the city of Santiago de Cuba over the past month since his interment.

Jan 08, 2017, 09:00 AM IST

The year gone by and what the future holds

Amit Kapoor and Sankalp Sharma/IANS

Dec 29, 2016, 10:23 AM IST

India lauds Fidel Castro in UN homage to revolutionary leader

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon had called Fidel Castro as "one of the most important Latin American leaders of the 20th century".

Dec 21, 2016, 12:37 PM IST

Fidel Castro hailed at UN as iconic leader of 20th century

The president of the UN General Assembly called Fidel Castro "one of the 20th century's most iconic and influential leaders" at a memorial tribute to the late leader of the Cuban revolution who led his country for nearly 50 years.

Dec 21, 2016, 05:30 AM IST
Goodbye comrade: Ten pictures that define Fidel Castro

Goodbye comrade: Ten pictures that define Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro, the communist revolutionary who presided over Cuba for nearly half a century, died at the age of 90 on November 25 this year. 

Dec 18, 2016, 18:25 PM IST
Cuba buries Fidel Castro in a low-key ceremony

Cuba buries Fidel Castro in a low-key ceremony

Cuba opens a new era without the communist leader who ruled the island for decades.

Dec 04, 2016, 19:02 PM IST
Fidel Castro takes final voyage across Cuba

Fidel Castro takes final voyage across Cuba

After two days of tributes to Castro in Cuba`s capital, the "caravan of freedom" departed on a 950-kilometer (590-mile) trek retracing the route of his revolution`s victory tour of 1959.

Dec 01, 2016, 06:05 AM IST
Ashes of Fidel Castro begin final journey across Cuba

Ashes of Fidel Castro begin final journey across Cuba

The urn containing the remains of Castro, who died Friday at age 90, was covered by a Cuban flag and protected by a crystal covering as it was transported.
 

Nov 30, 2016, 19:35 PM IST
Rajnath Singh-led Indian delegation in Cuba to attend Fidel Castro's funeral

Rajnath Singh-led Indian delegation in Cuba to attend Fidel Castro's funeral

Castro died on November 25 at the age 90, after defying the United States during a half-century of iron-fisted rule and surviving the eclipse of global communism.

Nov 30, 2016, 11:19 AM IST
South African President Jacob Zuma survives attempted ousting

South African President Jacob Zuma survives attempted ousting

Zuma has been weakened by a series of scandals but the manoeuvre to oust him took many by surprise in the African National Congress, which has held power since 1994.
 

Nov 29, 2016, 14:47 PM IST

First commercial US-Havana flight lands in ramped-up travel

Passengers from Miami, wearing straw hats provided by American Airlines with the word "Cuba" on the back, were greeted with welcome signs in various languages.

Nov 29, 2016, 12:12 PM IST
Rajnath Singh leaves for Havana to pay last respects to Fidel Castro

Rajnath Singh leaves for Havana to pay last respects to Fidel Castro

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday left for Cuban capital Havana to pay his last respects to the country's former president and revolutionary leader Fidel Castro who passed away on Friday. 

Nov 29, 2016, 08:54 AM IST

'Viva Fidel!' - Tens of thousands pay last respects to Cuba´s Castro

Castro died on Friday at the age of 90, a decade after stepping down due to poor health and ceding power to his brother Raul Castro.

Nov 29, 2016, 03:26 AM IST
Criticized for praising Castro, Justin Trudeau to miss funeral

Criticized for praising Castro, Justin Trudeau to miss funeral

Instead, Governor General David Johnston will represent Canada at the commemoration in honor of the former Cuban president in Havana Tuesday evening.

Nov 29, 2016, 02:03 AM IST
Barack Obama will not attend Castro funeral: White House

Barack Obama will not attend Castro funeral: White House

"The president will not be traveling to attend the funeral of Fidel Castro," said White House spokesman Josh Earnest.
 

Nov 29, 2016, 00:57 AM IST

Castro's death will not likely slow US efforts toward Cuba: White House

Any move to unwind the normalizing relations between the United States and Cuba over the past two years "would deal a significant economic blow" to Cuban citizens.

Nov 29, 2016, 00:26 AM IST
Tens of thousands of Cubans pay last respects to Fidel Castro

Tens of thousands of Cubans pay last respects to Fidel Castro

Galvanized by a 21-gun salute that thundered across Havana, tens of thousands of Cubans paid final respects on Monday to Fidel Castro.

Nov 28, 2016, 23:09 PM IST