Latest Fidel Castro Stories

2008-12-16 14:22:08

Cuba planted thousands of urban cooperative gardens to offset reduced rations of imported food after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

2008-09-22 00:00:20

By Phil Davison Director who told the stories of Cuba's struggles under Castro As a child of Fidel Castro's revolution, the Cuban film director Humberto Sols had to walk a fine line in his craft but he walked it well.

2008-07-27 12:00:39

By Mauricio Claver-Carone The energy debate in the United States introduces one more powerful argument in support of current U.S. policy toward Cuba: environmental protection.

2008-06-19 21:00:10

The European Union is set to take the largely symbolic action of lifting sanctions on Cuba, officials said. The sanctions were imposed in 2003 in reaction to the jailing of about 70 dissidents, but were suspended, though not entirely removed, two years later.

2008-06-18 03:00:04

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro has appeared on television for the first time in five months.

2008-06-15 18:00:03

The late Meet the Press host Tim Russert was a father to many journalists during his time on the U.S. TV news series, journalist Maria Shriver said Sunday.

2008-04-15 00:50:00

Cuba’s new president, Raul Castro, has quickly dispensed with many of the small but infuriating restrictions put in place by former President Fidel Castro.

2008-02-25 09:00:00

Nearly 50 years of rule by Fidel Castro ended in Cuba on Sunday, as parliament chose his brother Raul to replace him as president.

2007-04-22 16:35:00

Fidel Castro may be ailing, but he's a living example of something Cubans take pride in - an average life expectancy roughly similar to that of the United States. They ascribe it to free medical care, mild climate, and a low-stress Caribbean lifestyle.

2006-09-05 07:15:30

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban leader Fidel Castro said he has put the worst of his health crisis behind him and will be able to receive foreign dignitaries in private during a summit of developing nations next week.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.