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Ohio Reviewing Ariel Castro’s Prison Cell Suicide

(CLEVELAND) — Ohio's prison system is reviewing how Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro — perhaps the most notorious figure behind bars in the state — managed to...

Fidel in Fatigues: Castro Returns to the Podium

Correction Appended: August 8, 2010 There's nothing like the sight of Fidel Castro in uniform to raise the flagging spirits of any Cuban communist. So when...

U.S.-Cuba Relations

The U.S. and Cuba sure know how to hold a grudge. When Fidel Castro came to power in 1959, relations between the two countries quickly devolved into bitter...

Raul Castro's First Guest: The Vatican

Back in October, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone penciled in his calendar what promised to be an important six-day trip to Cuba. That...

Castro Family Values: Fidel vs. Raul

In April of 1959, just a few months after they'd taken control of Cuba, Fidel Castro and his younger brother Raul met at a Houston hotel for a showdown. Fidel...

Will Castro's Exit Change Cuba?

"My desire was always to fulfill my responsibility until my last breath." With that, Fidel Castro suggested that he had wanted to hang on to power until the...

The Raul Castro Era Begins

It was the closest you'll get to a YouTube moment in communist Cuba — and perhaps a harbinger of the post–Fidel Castro era. Earlier this month a video surfaced...

Castro Reported to Have Cancer

Ever since President Fidel Castro was sidelined for what was said to be abdominal surgery last July, Cuban officials have maintained that the country's leader...

Cuba After Castro: Can Exiles Reclaim Their Stake?

Alberto Beguiristain was once ready to risk his life to regain what he lost in Cuba. In 1960, a year after Fidel Castro took power, the revolution confiscated...

Who's Bugging Castro in Cuba?

Oswaldo Paya is something Cuban President Fidel Castro has rarely, if ever, faced: a dissident as hardheaded as he is. When Castro took power in 1959, Paya was...