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December 2, 2016 9:49 PM An Old Little Girl Reacts To The Death of Fidel Castro

I got the news of Fidel Castro's death before the story broke in the United States. I heard it from my friend, the writer Sandra Cisneros, who texted me from Mexico. That night I uttered a prayer: May my parents, who are in their early 80s, live long enough to go back and see the island they haven't stopped dreaming about since we left fifty-five years 46

November 30, 2016 3:47 AM From a parade of foreign leaders, a glowing farewell to Fidel Castro

HAVANA — Fidel Castro’s international allies and leftist leaders from around the world paid their respects to the deceased Cuban ruler Tuesday night at a massive outdoor farewell ceremony, honoring him with effusive praise that cut a stark contrast with his negative reputation in the United States. Castro’s death Friday at age 90 brought jubilant celebrations 34

November 30, 2016 12:34 AM Massive rally begins honoring Fidel Castro

HAVANA — Regional leaders and tens of thousands of Cubans filled Havana’s Plaza of the Revolution Tuesday night for a service honoring Fidel Castro on the wide plaza where the Cuban leader delivered fiery speeches to mammoth crowds in the years after he seized power. The presidents of Mexico, Ecuador, Bolivia, Venezuela, Panama, South Africa and Zimbabwe 67

November 29, 2016 5:36 PM Cubans have been waiting decades for change. With Fidel Castro's death, they may finally get it

To the editor: The last time I was in Havana was June 2007. I was working at the United States Interest Section interviewing people for eligibility to emigrate to the U.S. People came from all parts of the island. They wore their best clothes. I heard many stories of life under El Comandante Fidel Castro. There was hope in the eyes of these Cubans, hope for a new life. The beautiful 53

November 29, 2016 5:36 PM Obama declines to send official delegation to Fidel Castro’s funeral

President Obama has decided not to send a presidential delegation to Havana for the funeral of Fidel Castro, Cuba's former leader who was one of the United States' staunchest Cold War enemies. Instead of an official delegation, the White House will send one of the president's top foreign policy advisers and its top diplomat on the island to the ceremony 43

November 29, 2016 1:14 PM The Daily 202: Trump leaning on TV analysts as he staffs the government

THE BIG IDEA: The Trump revolution won’t just be televised. It will be led by television talking heads. In August 2015, Chuck Todd asked Donald Trump on “Meet the Press” whom he talks with for military advice. “Well, I watch the shows,” said the former star of “The Apprentice,” another NBC franchise. “I mean, I really see a lot of great — you know, when you watch 74

November 29, 2016 5:18 AM From milk to lightbulbs, Fidel Castro reshaped life in Cuba

Fidel Castro changed the flavor of the milk Cuban children drink at breakfast. He filled Cuban kitchens with energy-saving rice cookers, and he gave a two-hour lesson in their use live on national television. He even changed the nation's lightbulbs, launching a nationwide campaign to replace incandescent bulbs with fluorescents that cast a pallid white 63

November 29, 2016 3:27 AM The Latest: Trump slams CNN over baseless voter fraud claim

President-elect Donald Trump is lashing out on Twitter as he faces questions about his unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud. On Monday night, Trump retweeted a series of messages that were critical of a CNN reporter who called the accusations “blatant and baseless.” He then tweeted that CNN “is so embarrassed by their total (100 support of Hillary Clinton 53

November 28, 2016 11:23 PM Cubans begin tearful farewell to Fidel Castro

Hundreds of thousands of Cubans swarmed Havana's iconic Revolution Square in a tearful and nostalgic tribute to Fidel Castro on Monday, kicking off a week-long farewell to the divisive Cold War icon. Long lines of mourners entered the towering monument to independence hero Jose Marti, filing past a black-and-white picture of "El Comandante" as a young 81

November 28, 2016 11:23 PM Cubans throng Revolution Square in mourning for Castro

HAVANA: Cubans began lining up five hours in advance of a mass gathering in Havana's Revolution Square on Monday to commemorate Fidel Castro, the guerrilla leader who led a leftist revolution in 1959 and ruled the Caribbean island for half a century. Castro died on Friday at the age of 90, a decade after stepping down due to poor health and ceding power 41