George Clooney at the Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon 2012 in Los Angeles
George Clooney Set to Direct New Cuban Military Film ‘The Yankee Comandante’
By Samantha Leal | 06/07/2012 - 17:13

George Clooney has been tapped to direct The Yankee Comandante, a drama based on a New Yorker article on an American who assisted Fidel Castro and other Cuban rebels in overthrowing dictator Fulgencio Batista, reports the Hollywood Reporter.  Clooney and Grant Heslov will produce the film through their production company, Smokehouse. The movie will be a Focus Features film.


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Fidel Castro Steps Down: For Real This Time
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 04/19/2011 - 15:00

For real, for real?
 
Fidel Castro, who first stepped out of the limelight (sort of) after becoming seriously ill in 2006, then handed over power to his brother Raul Castro in 2008, has made it official. He resigned his role as secretary of Cuba’s Communist Party on Tuesday.
 


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Castro Says Tea Party is Leading U.S. to Fascism
Castro Says Tea Party is Leading U.S. to Fascism
By Fox News Latino | 11/19/2010 - 14:00

In a recent report published in the Cuban state-run newspaper, Granma, Fidel Castro made a bold declaration about American politics when speaking to a group of studens visiting Havana.

What was on his mind? The rise of the Tea Party in the United States. He called the country a "ruined nation" and said the new movement was "extreme right," warning that Tea Party activists were leading the country towards fascism.


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Cuban Government Denounces Popular Video Game
Virtual Assassination Attempt on Fidel Castro has Cuban Government Up in Arms
By Mariela Rosario | 11/11/2010 - 09:36

The Cuban government is harshly criticizing a new video game released this week in the U.S. Call of Duty: Black Ops was expected to be one of the highest selling video games of the year and sold $360 million in its first 24 hours on sale. Its release this week has been highly anticipated by gamers all across the country.


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Four Books to Read this Fall
By Janel Martinez | 09/23/2010 - 15:30

Fall weather brings a certain chill in the air that just makes us want to curl up with a good book and get some serious reading done. Here are a few books that we are definitely going to be reading this fall. Be sure to add your own picks in the comments below!


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Maria Conchita Alonso: "Oliver Stone is Hugo Chavez's Minister of Propaganda!"
By Mariela Rosario | 07/06/2010 - 17:00

Oliver Stone's new documentary South of the Border has generated a lot of controversy since it hit theaters two weeks ago.


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Revealed: Castro’s Sister Worked for the CIA
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 10/28/2009 - 12:33

In her new memoir, the younger sister of Fidel and Raul Castro admits to working undercover for the CIA in Cuba in the early 1960s using the codename “Donna,” Reuters reports. Juanita Castro, who now lives in exile in Miami, says she helped opponents of her brothers’ communist rule to escape execution and imprisonment.


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President Obama Extends Cuban Embargo
By Mariela Rosario | 09/16/2009 - 12:31

After taking steps towards healing the longstanding rift between the U.S. and Cuban governments, President Barack Obama recently renewed the economic embargo against the island nation.

Under the Trading With the Enemy Act, established after World War I, U.S. companies are banned from trading with what are determined to be hostile nations.


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Aubrey O'Day Calls Fidel Castro Brilliant
By Mariela Rosario | 09/01/2009 - 17:24

Aubrey O'Day was a guest on Sean Hannity's Fox News show yesterday (yeah, we have no freaking idea why either) and actually sort of impressed us. Hannity prompted a discussion in reference to Congresswoman Watson's recent comment that Fidel Castro was "one of the more brilliant people she has ever met," to which O'Day responded that she had also met Castro (huh?!) and that she agreed. Hannity just doesn't seem to understand that a person can be both brilliant and perhaps not such a good person.


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Man and Wife Arrested for Spying for Cuba for Over 30 Years
By Diana Buendia | 06/08/2009 - 15:25

Seventy-two-year-old Walter Kendall Myers, a retired top intelligence analyst at the State Department, and his wife Gwendolyn, 71, stand accused of spying for the Cuban government over the past thirty years.


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