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2006-08-08 10:53:15

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban leader Fidel Castro's family has not been immune to the political rift his left-wing rule has caused among Cubans since his 1959 revolution. Castro's six sons live in Cuba and support their father's government from a second-row position, increasingly showing up at public events. But other members of the family live abroad, from where they often make a living by spewing vitriol. His daughter Alina Fernandez, who fled the island disguised as...

2006-08-07 10:04:32

By Tom Brown MIAMI (Reuters) - As the world ponders whether the Cuban Revolution will outlive Fidel Castro, the changes his most implacable foes brought to Miami seem irreversible. The first wave of Cubans fleeing the 1959 revolution were derided as worthless "gusanos" or "worms" by the bearded leader, whose grip on Cuba now appears to be weakening after his surgery and provisional handover of power to his brother. But they came largely from the island's upper and middle classes and...

2006-08-04 19:23:12

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - The United States urged Cubans on Friday to seize the opportunity to rid themselves of Communist rule as ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro and his designated successor and brother Raul remained out of public view, fueling anxiety over what could happen in the next days or weeks. Cuba's health minister said Castro, who has ruled the island nation of 11 million people for nearly half a century, was recovering from surgery and would be back in the...

2006-08-04 18:37:42

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - The United States urged Cubans on Friday to seize the opportunity to rid themselves of communist rule as ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro and his designated successor and brother Raul remained out of public view, fueling anxiety over what could happen in the next days or weeks. Cuba's health minister said Castro, who has ruled the island nation of 11 million people for nearly half a century, was recovering from surgery and would be back in the...

2006-08-04 17:15:34

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban leader Fidel Castro is recovering from surgery and will return to office soon, the health minister said on Friday as uncertainty grew over the future of the island he has ruled for nearly half a century. Castro's younger brother Raul is in firm control of the communist country and its military while he was in hospital, state media said. The United States, which has tried for decades to get rid of the unwavering revolutionary, sought to...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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