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November 26, 2016 5:07 PM In Havana, Castro’s Death Lays Bare a Generation Gap

“He was the only leader I ever knew,” said Graciela Martinez, 51, as she mopped the floors of a cafe near the American Embassy on Saturday morning. She paused, then began to weep, thinking of her own father who fought for the Revolution — and of her relatives who had fled to the United States. “For those who loved him, he was the greatest,” she said. “For those 57

November 26, 2016 2:51 PM AP PHOTOS: A Look at Fidel Castro Through the Years

For five decades, Fidel Castro was Cuba's defiant, polarizing leader, from the island nation's 1959 revolution to the 1962 missile crisis that brought the world to the brink of nuclear war and through the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union that devastated Cuban economy. Hundreds of thousands of Cubans fled throughout his rule as Castro became a symbol 32

November 26, 2016 11:51 AM The Latest: Cuba Announces 9 Days of Mourning for Castro

The Cuban government has declared nine days of national mourning for the death of Fidel Castro, ending when his remains are interred on Dec. 4. Public activities and events will be canceled, and the Cuban flag will fly at half-mast. The Council of State says state radio and television "will maintain informative, patriotic and historic programming 39

November 26, 2016 11:42 AM Fidel Castro, Former Cuban Strongman, Dies

The former Cuban president died at 90, after a long battle with illness MEXICO CITY—Cuba’s former dictator Fidel Castro has died, his brother and successor Raúl Castro said on national television late Friday, sparking mourning among some Cubans and celebration among exiles that fled his regime. “With profound pain I am here to tell our people, our friends 41

November 26, 2016 10:52 AM Cuba's revolutionary leader Fidel Castro dies at 90

Havana (AFP) - Cuba's historic revolutionary leader Fidel Castro died Friday aged 90, after defying the United States during a half-century of iron-fisted rule and surviving the eclipse of global communism. One of the world's longest-serving rulers and modern history's most singular characters, Castro defied 11 US administrations and hundreds of assassination 69

November 26, 2016 9:58 AM Former Cuban Leader Fidel Castro Dead at 90

Fidel Castro, the cigar-chomping Cuban revolutionary leader who defied U.S. efforts to topple him for five decades, has died. He was 90. President Raul Castro announced his brother's death on state television Friday night. Cuba declared nine days of national mourning early Saturday. The bearded communist took power in a 1959 revolution and ruled Cuba for 49 years 66

November 26, 2016 8:20 AM The Latest: Castro Death Catches Cubans by Surprise

The death of Fidel Castro has caught many people in Havana by surprise in the wee hours of the morning. Mariela Alonso is a 45-year-old doctor. She calls the retired Cuban leader "the guide for our people." In her words: "There will be no one else like him. We will feel his physical absence." Mechanic Celestino Acosta was sitting on a porch in the central 30

November 26, 2016 7:45 AM Cubans in Miami: Revelry and reflection after Castro's death

MIAMI – Cuban exiles and their descendants in Miami are reflecting and jubilating in the hours after the government's announcement of Fidel Castro's death. The news of Castro's death was long anticipated by the exiles who left after Castro took power, and in the decades since. Rumors have come and gone for decades, and Castro's death had become something 23

November 23, 2016 9:54 PM Carnival’s Adonia, the ship that brought Americans to Cuba, will leave the island in June

When Carnival Corp’s 704-passenger Adonia entered Havana Harbor on May 1, spectators waved Cuban and American flags in a salute to history. The ship’s cruise line, Fathom, had become the first to take U.S. passengers across the Florida Straits in half a century. Come June, Cubans will see the ship that singled a new era of U.S.-Cuba politics enter port one last time. Carnival 43

November 13, 2016 1:53 AM U.S. close to accepting hundreds of Australia’s asylum seekers, report says

But such an agreement struck with the Obama administration could be opposed by president-elect Donald Trump. CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA—The United States and Australia are close to announcing a deal in which the U.S. would resettle hundreds of asylum seekers banished by Australia to Pacific island camps, a newspaper reported on Friday. Such an agreement struck 37