Fidel Castro Makes First Public Appearance After 9 Months
By Latina Staff | 01/09/2014 - 15:56

After spending nine months out of the public eye, Cuba's former president Fidel Castro made an appearance in Havana for an art gallery opening.


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Ted Cruz's Father Compares Obama to Fidel Castro -- Repeatedly
By Latina Staff | 10/16/2013 - 10:42

Sen. Ted Cruz's father Rafael Cruz took the stage at a Freedom Works Free the People event this summer and gave a speech in which he compared President Obama to Fidel Castro numerous times.

"It is such an honor to be here with so many patriots," said elder Cruz. He then went on to share with the crowd that he "grew up in Cuba under a strong, military, oppressive dictatorship" and that as a teenager had become involved in a revolution.


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U.S. and Cuba Discuss Possible Direct Mail Service
U.S. and Cuba Discuss Possible Direct Mail Service
By Cristina Arreola | 09/16/2013 - 12:43

Cubanos, great news! Soon you may be able to mail letters back-and-forth between the U.S. and Cuba. 

The United States and Cuba sat down on Monday in Havana to discuss re-establishing direct mail services between the two countries after a 50-year-ban. The two countries plan to discuss letter services, not packages or express mail, a source told Reuters.


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Fidel Castro Writes Letter on Syria: The U.S. Will "Begin a Genocide Against the Arab People"
By Samantha Leal | 08/29/2013 - 10:15

Fidel Castro won't stop sharing his musings on world news - even when he said he would. Despire a promise to retire from his time as a columnist, the 87-year-old has printed a new essay in the Communist Party newspaper Granma, reports the Huffington Post. Taking up nearly a full page, the essay speaks to the conflict in Syria and the dealings of Snowden.


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WATCH: Vintage Fidel Castro Recorded Interview Resurfaces
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/25/2013 - 11:22

Laura Galloway -- principal of Galloway Media Group -- recently discovered an interview her grandfather Clark Galloway did with Cuban leader Fidel Castro.

According to The Huffington Post, Galloway has reconstructed a taped interview she found, along with the help of PBS and Blank on Blank.


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Do Fidel Castro and Nelson Mandela Share a Mutual Admiration?
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/28/2013 - 18:31

When Nelson Mandela was freed from prison in 1990, one of the first things he did was visit Cuba to express his respect and admiration for the island's leader Fidel Castro.


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Cuban Ballerinas Flee Cuban National Ballet to Seek New Life in the U.S.
Cuban Ballerinas Flee Cuban National Ballet to Seek New Life in the U.S.
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/17/2013 - 14:33

Cuban ballerinas -- the latest flock of immigrants to cross the border and enter the U.S. through Texas. In April, while on tour in Mexico, these six dancers fled from the Cuban National Ballet.

These Cuban ballerinas are talented dancers who would be perfect for any ballet company, but at the moment they are busy trying to learn English and navigate cultural differences in a very unfamiliar place. Fortunately for them, Pedro Pablo Pena, a Cuban exiled dancer, has taken them under his wing.


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Cuba Lifts Ban on Appliances that Consume Too Much Energy
Cuba Lifts Ban on Appliances that Consume Too Much Energy
By Sugey Palomares | 05/22/2013 - 12:05

Cuba is now allowing individual imports of appliances, lifting a ban imposed in 2005 after a wave of energy shortages and blackouts, reports the AP. As a result, Cubans are now able to bring up to two appliances per person into the island for noncommercial use. The list of approved items now include air conditioners with a capacity of less than 1 ton, microwaves under 2,000 watts and ovens that consume less than 1,500 watts.


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Fidel Castro Calls North Korea the Biggest Nuclear Threat
Fidel Castro Calls North Korea the Biggest Nuclear Threat Since Cuba's Missile Crisis
By Sugey Palomares | 04/05/2013 - 14:21

As tensions rise concerning North Korean threats to attack the U.S. using nuclear force, Fidel Castro recently shared his concern over the current crisis and urged American politicians to avoid confrontation with the communist country’s leader Kim Jong Un.


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Venezuelan Doctor Claims Fidel Castro Suffered a Stroke
By Sugey Palomares | 10/19/2012 - 12:08

Several reports have claimed that Fidel Castro’s health decline is taking a rapid turn for the worst. As Fox News Latino reports, Venezuelan Dr. Jose Marquina, revealed to the Spanish-language publication El Nuevo Dia that the 86-year-old dictator suffered a massive stroke.


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