Tag: Fidel Castro

Ibrahim al-Jaafari, Iraq's Foreign Minister, attends the Mediterranean Dialogues (MED) summit, a three-day conference on security in the Mediterranean region, on November 30, 2017 in Rome. / AFP PHOTO / Andreas SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

Iraq Demands Cuba Pay Its Saddam-Era Debt

The government of Iraq confronted Cuban non-resident ambassador to Baghdad, Alexis Bandrich Vega, this week about the island nation’s significant debt to the country, urging Havana to cooperate with finding a way for Iraq to regain its funds.

A replica of a Jose Marti statue that sits in New Yorks Central Park, is seen during its unveiling in front of the Museum of the Revolution on January 28, 2018, in Havana, Cuba. The statue of Cubas national hero Marti was donated by a fund initiated by the Bronx …

Cuba Bans Film Screening for Insulting ‘Sacred’ Founding Father

The communist regime governing Cuba recently blocked the screening of a film in which a character describes founding father José Martí as a “fag” and a “turd,” later arguing that Martí’s image – co-opted by the communists despite his affinity for the United States – was “sacred” and not subject to public scrutiny.

FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2016, file photo, Cuba President Raul Castro speaks during a rally in Havana, Cuba. Raul Castro appeared as alarmed as the Americans. The United States, his nation’s sworn enemy until recently, was demanding urgent answers about a spate of U.S. diplomats harmed in Havana. …

Cuba: Raul Castro Skips Mandatory Fidel Commemoration Ceremonies

Cuban dictator Raúl Castro did not attend Cuba’s major remembrance ceremonies for older brother Fidel, who died one year ago on November 25. Enthusiastic mourning of Castro is mandatory for Cuban citizens, and some remain imprisoned for refusing to participate.

A Cuban inmate remains in his cell at the maximum security 'Combinado del Este' prison, in Havana, on April 9, 2013. Cuban authorities organized a visit for the international media --the only one in the last nine years-- to the biggest prison in Cuba, to show the press the prison …

Anti-Castro Dissidents: Cuban Regime Using ‘Electroshock’ on Political Prisoners

The totalitarian communist regime in Cuba continues to carry out human rights abuses and atrocities against the opposition, including “electroshock torture” on political prisoners for daring to speak out against the regime, revealed Luís Zúñiga, an anti-Castro dissident who spent 19 years behind bars.

Elian Gonzalez, shown here last year at events marking the death of former revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, hopes to reconcile with his Miami relatives and to visit the US one day. He was at the center of a custody battle that made international headlines

Elián González: ‘If I Studied Religion, My God Would Be Fidel’

Elián González, the Cuban government mouthpiece kidnapped from his Florida relatives’ home by the Clinton administration in 2000, has resurfaced in a CNN documentary asserting his atheism, but suggesting that if he had to worship anything, it would be Fidel Castro.

Cubans pay their respects to late revolutionary leader Fidel Castro during a ceremony in Santiago, on December 3, 2016

Turkey Opens ‘Fidel Castro Park’ in Capital

The government of Ankara, the capital of Turkey, inaugurated a park honoring late dictator and mass murderer Fidel Castro on the occasion of what would have been his 91st birthday, August 13.

Members of the 'Ladies in White' dissident group march in Havana, March 20, 2016. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

State Department Report Highlights Repression of Christians in Cuba

The U.S. State Department has revealed persistent persecution of Christians in Cuba in its 2016 religious freedom report released Tuesday, highlighting actions to suppress Christian dissident group the Ladies in White in particular and the use of state bureaucracy to prevent the spread of the faith.

Sex worker in Havana, Cuba, on 1st January 2016. The night is still their best ally. They are seen in nightclubs, streets and other places, although they almost always end their journey in private houses where foreign tourists who arrive on the Caribbean island are staying. The jineteras, as it …

In Cuba, Police Rely on Prostitution Bribes for a Living Wage

The Communist Party of Cuba has long promoted itself as a champion of Marxist puritanism, condemning social deviants to concentration camps and heavily censoring music and film. Naturally, the government denies the pervasiveness of sexual tourism on the island.

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Dem Rep Cohen: Trump Has Similar ‘Personality Traits’ To Fidel Castro

On Tuesday’s broadcast of “CNN Newsroom,” Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN) stated that President-Elect Donald Trump and Fidel Castro have similar “personality traits,” and Trump doesn’t understand “the tripartite system of government we have, in a Congress under Article I as

A member of the Ladies in White Human Rights organization is arrested during a march on March 20, 2016 in Havana. Dissidents called on the eve of the visit for US President Barack Obama to promote 'radical change,' notably a 'stop to repression and use of physical violence against all …

Cuba on Track for 10,000 Politically-Motivated Arrests by End of Year

President Barack Obama’s “normalization” policy towards dictator Raúl Castro and death of the latter’s elder brother Fidel have put Cuba on the road to tallying over 10,000 politically-motivated arrests in 2016, according to an NGO tracking human rights violations on the island.