Russian President Vladimir Putin pledged to help revive Cuba`s struggling offshore oil exploration on Friday at the start of a six-day tour of Latin America as Russia aims to reassert its influence on the communist-ruled island.
Russian President Vladimir Putin met former Cuban leader Fidel Castro and current President Raul Castro on Friday to begin a six-day tour of Latin America in which Russia is seeking to reassert its influence on the communist-ruled island.
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 on Friday.
Cuban revolutionary heroine Melba Hernandez, one of only two women to accompany Fidel Castro in a 1953 assault widely seen as the start of the country`s communist revolution, has died, official media reported Monday. She was 92.
After the rare, unanticipated gesture of handshake between US President Barack Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro created a stir, the White House down played the event by saying that it was not a "pre-planned encounter".
Making the first-ever bilateral visit to communist Cuba by any Indian VVIP, Vice President Hamid Ansari called on revolutionary icon Fidel Castro and had a "very warm and affectionate" meeting with him.
Vice President Hamid Ansari`s meeting with revolutionary hero Fidel Castro was the high point of the first ever bilateral visit by any Indian VVIP to Cuba, during which the two countries also inked an agreement on cooperation in broadcasting.
In a long, wide-ranging article taking up three pages of Communist Party newspaper Granma, Castro, whose birthday was tomorrow, wrote about being stricken with a near-fatal intestinal ailment on July 26, 2006.