Fidel Castro: I don't trust the US

2015-01-27 07:38

Fidel Castro has said in a letter attributed to him that he does not trust the US, nor has he spoken with representatives from the country.

Loosening of embargo to ease Cuba travel, trade

2015-01-15 20:00

The Obama administration is putting a large dent in the US embargo against Cuba as of Friday, significantly loosening restrictions on American trade and investment.

Cuban cigars get a foot in the US market

2014-12-21 11:45

Cuban cigars are set to enjoy a strong come back in the US after President Obama announced plans to restore diplomatic ties with the Caribbean island.

Cuba doctors at forefront of Ebola crisis

2014-10-22 05:57

Cuba's contribution of hundreds of doctors and nurses to fight Ebola puts the island at the forefront of the international response and is even thawing relations with a sworn enemy the US.

Fidel Castro signs pro-Palestine manifesto

2014-08-09 23:06

Former Cuban president Fidel Castro has signed an international manifesto "supporting Palestine", demanding that Israel respect UN resolutions and withdraw from Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Castro blames Ukrainian government MH17 crash

2014-07-18 17:26

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro blamed the "warmonger" government of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for shooting down a Malaysian airliner with 298 people on board.

Putin to meet with Fidel Castro

2014-07-09 06:28

Russian President Vladimir Putin is set for a Latin America tour that will take him to Cuba, Argentina and Brazil as he seeks to shore up support for his policies amid a showdown with the West.

Castro's role offstage as he turns 87

2013-08-13 07:26

Fidel Castro turns 87, largely out of the spotlight, as many of his policies are reconsidered under the leadership of his younger brother Raul.

Venezuela signs $1bn agreement with Cuba

2013-04-29 14:10

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has wrapped up a two-day visit to Cuba in which the two allies reaffirmed their strategic alliance, signing $1bn in co-operation agreements.

Fidel Castro near tears over Chavez on TV

2013-04-12 09:01

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro has been shown on Cuban TV looking near tears as he listened to a song about his friend and ally, the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

Capriles vows to end 'giveaways' to Cuba

2013-03-19 10:00

Venezuelan opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles has vowed to end the nation's shipments of oil to Cuba, slamming acting President Nicolas Maduro as a puppet of Havana.

Chavez lies in state for farewell

2013-03-07 08:10

Venezuelans have filed past the open casket of late President Hugo Chavez as he lies in state after throngs of weeping loyalists gave the firebrand leftist a rousing farewell on the streets.

Chavez a 'true son' to Cuba's Fidel

2013-03-06 10:02

Cuba has declared three days of national mourning after the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, the Communist nation's closest regional ally and main economic support.

Tepid response over Castro retirement

2013-02-26 10:03

Cuban-Americans in Miami have reacted with a collective shrug over the news that Raul Castro plans to retire from Cuba's presidency within five years.

Castro meets US lawmakers in Cuba

2013-02-20 11:04

President Raul Castro has welcomed a delegation of US lawmakers, the first to come to Communist Cuba since US President Barack Obama's re-election, state media reports.

Castro makes surprise appearance in Cuba

2013-02-04 10:10

Cuban leader Fidel Castro has made a surprise appearance in Havana to vote in parliamentary polls, expressing confidence in the revolution despite a decades-long US trade embargo.

'Fit' Fidel Castro appears in public

2012-10-22 10:21

Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro has reappeared in public, meeting at a Havana hotel with a Venezuelan politician - squashing swelling rumours that the former leader was on his death bed.

Fidel Castro statement issued amid rumours

2012-10-18 09:42

The first public statement in almost four months from Fidel Castro has appeared in Cuba's state media, as rumours persist about the 86-year-old revolutionary icon's health.

Romney slams US visa for Castro daughter

2012-05-23 12:01

Republican Mitt Romney says he is "greatly disturbed" that President Barack Obama's administration has granted a visitor's visa to the daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro.

Fidel Castro condemns fracking

2012-01-06 20:08

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro says the world was on an "inexorable march toward the abyss," which he blamed in part on the discovery and exploitation of vast reserves of so-called "shale gas" around the world.

Cuba slams Twitter for Fidel death rumour

2012-01-05 10:00

State media has accused the social networking site Twitter of helping spread a rumour that former Cuban leader Fidel Castro had died.

Cuba hails Fidel Castro's 85th birthday

2011-08-13 20:09

Cuban artists, media, youths and even transgender activists have paid tribute to revolutionary icon Fidel Castro as he turned 85 after ill health led him to cede power five years ago.

Chavez will beat cancer: Fidel

2011-07-04 11:02

Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro has expressed confidence that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will achieve a "big victory" in his battle against cancer.

Raul Castro takes over in Cuba

2011-04-19 22:18

Raul Castro ha been named first secretary of Cuba's Communist Party, with his aging brother Fidel not included in the leadership for the first time since the party's creation 46 years ago.

Castro quit as party chief 5 years ago

2011-03-22 20:01

Fidel Castro says he resigned five years ago from all his official positions, including head of Cuba's Communist Party.


US, Cuba move a step closer toward embassies

2015-01-23 14:56

Still at odds over human rights, the US and Cuba closed two days of historic talks in Havana with some progress toward restoring diplomatic ties after a half-century of estrangement.

Cuba denies convening foreign media

2015-01-09 17:59

Cuba has denied reports it had summoned foreign media to a press conference amid reports that 88-year-old Fidel Castro's health is deteriorating.

Fidel Castro wins China's Confucius Peace Prize

2014-12-11 14:42

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro is this year's winner of the Confucius Peace Prize, China's alternative to the Nobel Prize.

Hemingway grandsons push for Cuba marlin conservation

2014-09-09 06:30

Ernest Hemingway's grandsons sailed into the fishing village that inspired "The Old Man and the Sea" in a campaign to save game fish like the giant marlin that dragged the fictitious Santiago out to sea.

China's Xi Jinping arrives in Cuba

2014-07-22 09:51

Chinese President Xi Jinping has arrived in Cuba, officials say, the last stop on a Latin American tour that has stressed trade and aid more than ideology.

Putin kicks off Americas tour with Cuba stop

2014-07-11 17:11

Russian President Vladimir Putin has begun a six-day Latin American tour seeking to boost trade and ties in the region.

Fidel Castro meets Indian vice president

2013-10-31 08:10

Cuban revolutionary icon Fidel Castro has met with Indian vice president Hamid Ansari, India's ambassador to Cuba says.

Cuban revolution marks 60th anniversary

2013-07-26 22:29

Cuba has commemorated the 60th anniversary of Fidel Castro's failed attack on a military army barracks, which is considered the beginning of the Cuban Revolution.

US won't allow Castro's daughter to visit

2013-04-26 10:01

The daughter of Cuba President Raul Castro cannot visit Philadelphia to receive an award because the State Department has denied her permission to travel there, officials say.

Castro urges calm in North Korean crisis

2013-04-05 20:35

Communist icon Fidel Castro has called on North Korea and the US to avoid confrontation and reminded both sides of their "duties" towards peace.

Chavez death: Cuba has lost 'best friend'

2013-03-11 16:25

Cuba's Fidel Castro has praised the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez as a champion of the poor and has said Cubans have lost their best friend ever.

Latin leaders mourn Chavez

2013-03-06 11:01

Latin America has mourned the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez as the United States expressed hope his passing would lead to improved relations with the oil-rich state.

Death of Chavez leaves leftist void

2013-03-06 10:02

The death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has left a large void in the leftist leadership of Latin America and has raised questions about whether the oil largesse he spread would continue.

Castro picks 'young' heir

2013-02-25 09:02

Cuban President Raul Castro has won re-election in what will be his last term, and finally unveiled a 52-year-old political heir to take the regime into the future.

Chavez back home after cancer surgery

2013-02-18 16:14

President Hugo Chavez has shocked and delighted Venezuelans by returning home after spending more than two months in Cuba for cancer surgery and treatment.

Historic Castro photographer dies

2013-01-07 17:50

Enrique Meneses, the Spanish journalist who scored a historic scoop photographing Fidel Castro and his rebels in the Cuban mountains during their revolution, has died aged 83.

Castro rumour mill continues to churn

2012-10-20 07:32

The rumour mill surrounding the health of Fidel Castro is churning anew despite a letter from the aging Cuban revolutionary published by state media and denials by relatives that he is on death's door.

Fidel Castro fine, son says

2012-10-12 22:12

As Fidel Castro's long public absence set rumors swirling, son says he's just fine

Post-surgery recovery 'rough' for Chavez

2012-03-07 14:03

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says his first week after undergoing cancer surgery was a bit difficult but that he is recovering smoothly.

Fidel Castro warns of climate change

2012-01-06 14:31

Cuba’s iconic revolutionary Fidel Castro has warned that the world is on an "inexorable" march into the abyss this year because of climate change and the threat of nuclear war.

Obama 'always' ready to change Cuba policy

2011-09-29 09:40

US President Barack Obama says he would always be ready to change tough policy towards Cuba, but needs evidence from the communist state it is ready to reform.

Chavez sure to run in 2012 vote: Aid

2011-07-19 12:14

An aide to Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez says there is no doubt the president will run for re-election next year despite his struggle with cancer.

Chavez says surgery removed tumour

2011-07-01 10:01

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has told his countrymen he has undergone surgery in Cuba to remove a cancerous tumour but is recovering.

Castro explains quitting comments

2011-03-23 18:30

Fidel Castro has sought to explain his peculiar revelation that he has not been in charge of Cuba's Communist Party for the past five years - a role he was thought to still hold.

Cuba criticises 'eased' US restrictions

2011-01-17 14:06

Cuba has criticised a US move easing restrictions on travel and remittances to the island as "very limited", and said it would keep a decades-old trade embargo intact.

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