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# fidel-castro - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Cuba on the cusp of new era as Castro to relinquish power this week

It’ll be the first time in nearly 60 years a Castro has not ruled Cuba.

# fidel-castro - Saturday 10 December, 2016

Ireland wants to build a relationship with Cuba

The Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan briefed his Cabinet colleagues on Tuesday about improving links between the two countries.

# fidel-castro - Sunday 4 December, 2016

President Higgins on Castro: 'Next time he’ll require more than one line to reflect reality'

Was President Higgins’ Castro tribute appropriate, asks Barry McLoughlin.

# fidel-castro - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Crowds chant 'I am Fidel' as leader's ashes reunited with Che Guevara

Castro’s ashes will be laid to rest in a final ceremony on Sunday.

# fidel-castro - Sunday 27 November, 2016

Maradona hails late Fidel Castro as 'second father'

The footballing great built a friendship with the former Cuban leader.

President Higgins criticised for praising 'brutal dictator' Castro

The death of the former Cuban leader has sparked a mixed response.

# fidel-castro - Saturday 26 November, 2016

President Higgins expresses his "great sadness" upon hearing of Fidel Castro's death

Donald Trump, meanwhile, called Castro a “brutal dictator who oppressed his people for six decades”.

Fidel Castro has died at the age of 90 RIP

Fidel Castro has died at the age of 90

The revolutionary leader shaped Cuba for more than 50 years.

# fidel-castro - Saturday 13 August, 2016

600 assassination attempts and still going strong - Fidel Castro turns 90 today

The ‘father of the Cuban Revolution’ has recently re-emerged into the public eye after a decade in the shadows.

# fidel-castro - Monday 28 March, 2016

Fidel Castro has just had a right go at Barack Obama

Obama last week became the first US president to visit Castro’s Cuba since the communist leader came to power in 1959.

# fidel-castro - Monday 12 January, 2015

# fidel-castro - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

End of an era: After more than 50 years, the US and Cuba are talking again

“These 50 years have shown that isolation hasn’t worked. It’s time for a new approach,” said Barack Obama.

# fidel-castro - Sunday 19 October, 2014

"We can't give in to Ebola hysteria" - Obama

Cuba has offered to help in the fight against the disease.

# fidel-castro - Sunday 27 July, 2014

From The42 'Fidel Castro,' 'Leon Trotsky' and 'Karl Marx' all named in Hyde City FC's latest starting XI* STAR NAMES

'Fidel Castro,' 'Leon Trotsky' and 'Karl Marx' all named in Hyde City FC's latest starting XI*

*According to the Conference North side’s official Twitter account.

# fidel-castro - Saturday 9 March, 2013

Column: Chávez was a charismatic leader - but his economic legacy should be a warning

We’ve lost a colourful world leader who genuinely seemed to have the best interests of his people at heart. But the facts don’t lie – Chávez’s economic legacy is a warning against statist socialism, writes Aaron McKenna.

# fidel-castro - Monday 25 February, 2013

No surprises: Raul Castro re-elected president of Cuba

This is the second five year term for the 81-year-old Raul Castro who officially took over from his brother Fidel in 2008.

# fidel-castro - Friday 22 February, 2013

Raul Castro raises possibility of retiring as Cuban president

The 81-year-old is due to be installed for another five-year term on Sunday – but may not see it through.

# fidel-castro - Friday 28 December, 2012

Fidel Castro visited Ireland in 1982 (and almost met Charles Haughey)

Cuban leader Fidel Castro left a gift for then-Taoiseach Charles Haughey during his brief stopover in Shannon in late 1982.

# fidel-castro - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

First Irish TV, Titanic, a famous ceiling: the big anniversaries of 2012 Review 2012 This post contains videos

First Irish TV, Titanic, a famous ceiling: the big anniversaries of 2012

The Titanic disaster, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Anglo-Irish Treaty: 2012 has been a big year for commemorations. Here’s your guide to the bigger commemorations held this year.

# fidel-castro - Tuesday 25 December, 2012

From The Daily Edge 8 of the weirdest meetings of 2012 Odd Couples This post contains videos

8 of the weirdest meetings of 2012

From Lady Gaga hanging out with Julian Assange to Tupac Shakur’s Coachella performance, here’s our shortlist of the stranger celebrity and political encounters of the year.

# fidel-castro - Monday 22 October, 2012

Fidel Castro is 'seen in public' as reports of stroke are dismissed

Venezuela’s Vice President, Elias Jaua, said that he met with the aging revolutionary, which was Castro’s first public appearance in a number of months.

# fidel-castro - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

From The42 Ozzie Guillen says he loves Fidel Castro, gets suspended for 5 games You're Out!

Ozzie Guillen says he loves Fidel Castro, gets suspended for 5 games

It didn’t take long for the new Miami Marlins manager to land himself in trouble.

# fidel-castro - Wednesday 28 March, 2012

Pope meets Fidel Castro in Cuba

The Pope gave an unusually political speech before hundreds of thousands of people in Cuba today.

# fidel-castro - Sunday 25 March, 2012

Poll: Should a statue of Che Guevara be erected in Galway? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should a statue of Che Guevara be erected in Galway?

A US politician has written to the Taoiseach urging him to stop the statue being built – but supporters of the project say the statue will commemorate Che’s Irish heritage. What do you think?

# fidel-castro - Wednesday 21 March, 2012

Congresswoman urges Kenny to block Galway Guevara statue Che

Congresswoman urges Kenny to block Galway Guevara statue

Enda Kenny is presented with a letter from the chairman of the House of Representatives’ Foreign Affairs committee.

# fidel-castro - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

US Foreign Affairs Committee chair criticises Galway's Che Guevara project

Galway City Council plans to erect a monument marking the revolutionary fighter’s links with the City of the Tribes.

# fidel-castro - Monday 27 February, 2012

Hugo Chavez flies to Cuba for 'urgent' cancer treatment

The Venezuelan leader says he will still run in October’s presidential election despite the recurrence of his illness.

# fidel-castro - Thursday 26 January, 2012

Castro on US presidential hopefuls: 'A contest of idiocy and ignorance'

The former Cuban leader has slammed the Republican Party candidates vying for the nomination to face Barack Obama in the autumn.

# fidel-castro - Wednesday 4 January, 2012

Cuba blames Twitter for helping to spread Castro death rumours

A state-run website says Twitter allowed the phrase ‘fidelcastro’ to trend, furthering a false rumour that he had died.

# fidel-castro - Thursday 3 November, 2011

Cuba to allow citizens to buy and sell property

The move is part of a series of free-market changes introduced by Raul Castro since he took over from Fidel.

# fidel-castro - Tuesday 27 September, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

In tonight’s Fix: Who is on the ballot paper for the presidential election?; why is Ireland’s international reputation falling further?; and just who is Alessio Rastani?

Fidel Castro labels Obama's UN speech 'gibberish'

The former Cuban leader has dismissed Barack Obama’s recent UN speech and condemned Nato’s campaign in Libya as a “monstrous crime”.

# fidel-castro - Friday 22 July, 2011

Where's Hugo? He's running Venezuela on Twitter from his hospital bed

The Venezuelan president has also had plenty to say about his country’s performance at the Copa America.

# fidel-castro - Wednesday 29 June, 2011

Where's Hugo? He's in Cuba with his pal Castro

New pictures have emerged of the Venezuelan president chatting with his Cuban counterpart.

# fidel-castro - Sunday 26 June, 2011

Where is Hugo Chavez?

The Venezuelan president reappeared on Twitter on Friday, but he hasn’t been seen in public for two weeks after undergoing surgery in Cuba.

# fidel-castro - Tuesday 19 April, 2011

Cuban leaders fail to follow through on promises to give way to fresh faces

The ailing leader Fidel Castro made a surprise appearance at Communist Party Congress, where delegates elected party veterans to key positions.

# fidel-castro - Sunday 17 April, 2011

Castro considers introducing 10-year term limit for Cuban leaders

Raul Castro says top politicians should be limited to two five-year terms – signalling a possible withdrawal from public life.

# fidel-castro - Thursday 16 December, 2010

Fidel Castro 'refused colostomy after swollen colon' - WikiLeaks

The Cuban leader needed convincing to have surgery after being diagnosed with a perforated intestine in 2006, and nearly died.