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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CIA Operative Who Tracked Che Wins $1 Billion in Lawsuit
By Mariela Rosario | 06/01/2009 - 15:45

Gustavo Villoldo, 73, fled Cuba shortly after the revolution. His father, also named Gustavo, was a member of the upper class Cuban society that eventually came to represent all that was corrupt and wrong with society in the eyes of Fidel Castro and Ernesto "Che" Guevara.

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Fidel Castro Spotted, Brother Raul Replaces Fidel Loyalists With His Own
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 03/03/2009 - 16:10

An ailing Fidel Castro hasn’t made many public appearances since taking ill in 2006, prompting endless rumors about the Cuban leader’s proximity to death. The New York Times reports (via The Daily Beast)  Castro was spotted walking the streets of Havana recently after being released from the hospital. He casually strolled around, trailed heavily by security and sporting shorts and a track jacket.

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Fidel Castro on Rahm Emanuel’s Name: “It Appears Spanish…But It’s Not.”
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 02/11/2009 - 16:03

Ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro wrote an editorial in the Granma Internacional titled Rahm Emanuel, where he oddly goes on and on about President Obama’s Chief of Staff. Castro wrote:

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Castro Slams Obama's Economic Plan
By Mariela Rosario | 02/09/2009 - 13:30

In an essay released Monday, ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro criticized President Barack Obama's economic plans, saying that he intends to print "enormous sums of money" to pull America out of the financial crisis we are facing.

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New Photo of Fidel Castro Released
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 01/26/2009 - 14:20

A new photo Fidel Castro was released on Friday, temporarily quieting rumors that the former Cuban leader is gravely ill. The picture came from the office of Argentine President Cristina Fernandez two days after her meeting with Castro in Cuba. Castro, 82, can be seen standing next to Fernandez looking relatively strong.

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Fidel Castro Finally Speaks, Praises President Obama
By Yuliana Gomez | 01/22/2009 - 12:55

After several months of silence, ailing former Cuban leader Fidel Castro on Wednesday finally resurfaced. Castro, 82, posted to his column on Cuban-run website According to Reuters UK, at one point in 2008, he was averaging 8 columns a month; the most recent message from Castro comes after more than a month of absence, leading to speculation over his ill health.

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