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Castro meets experts to discuss threats to human species


February 12th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Feb 12 (IANS/EFE) Former Cuban president Fidel Castro has met experts from 22 countries to discuss subjects related to dangers threatening the human species.The meeting was the 85-year-old Cuban ... Read more...

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Fidel Castro releases two-volume memoir


February 5th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Feb 5 (IANS/EFE) Former Cuban President Fidel Castro presented a two-volume memoir at a public ceremony in Havana, where he referred to the mistake of believing that with socialism ... Read more...

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Cuban gay couple plans to wed on Fidel Castro’s birthday


July 18th, 2011 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, July 18 (IANS/EFE) A transsexual and a homosexual Cuban will marry Aug 13 in Havana in the first wedding of this type to be held on the island on ... Read more...

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Fidel Castro slams ‘assassination’ of unarmed bin Laden


May 6th, 2011 - 1:53 am ICT by BNO News
HAVANA, CUBA (BNO NEWS) -- Former Cuban President Fidel Castro on Thursday slammed the 'assassination' of Osama bin Laden who was reportedly unarmed when U.S. Special Forces shot at him.According to the ... Read more...

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Fidel Castro obsessed with “impressive” Obama: Wikileaks


December 18th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): Former Cuba President Fidel Castro had an obsession for US President Barack Obama, and praised him as a "very good communicator" with "impressive working capacity", according to ... Read more...

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Castro says remarks about Cuban model ‘not working’ misinterpreted


September 11th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.11 (ANI): Former Cuban president Fidel Castro has said that his comment to a US journalist about Cuba's system not working had been misinterpreted.The former president told a meeting at the ... Read more...

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Fidel Castro regrets not paying attention to gays in Cuba


September 2nd, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 2 (ANI): Former Cuban president Fidel Castro has revealed that he regrets not paying enough attention to the injustice against homosexuals during his rule in the 1960s and 70s.According to ... Read more...

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Castro takes responsibility for persecution of gays


September 1st, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 1 (IANS/EFE) Former Cuban president Fidel Castro says he bears total responsibility for the persecution of homosexuals at the beginning of the Cuban revolution. Castro told Carmen Lira, editor of ... Read more...

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Castro admits he was “at death’s door” when he gave up power


August 31st, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 31 (ANI): Former Cuban President Fidel Castro has admitted he was "at death's door" when he gave up power four years ago, saying he was weak, dangerously thin and thought ... Read more...

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I was at death’s door, says Castro


August 31st, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 31 (IANS/EFE) After a serious illness that took him four years to recover, former Cuban president Fidel Castro has said he felt like he "rose from the dead ... Read more...

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N. Korea will use nuke arsenal if attacked by US, S. Korea: Envoy


August 28th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Aug 28 (ANI): North Korea's Ambassador to Cuba, Kwon Sung Chol, has warned that his country would use its nuclear arsenal if attacked by either the United States or South Korea."If ... Read more...

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Castro claims Osama bin Laden is a CIA agent


August 28th, 2010 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 28 (ANI): Former Cuban President Fidel Castro has claimed that al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, is a CIA agent, who was always summoned whenever former US President George W Bush ... Read more...

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Fidel Castro’s Article Points Fingers At Bilderberg Group


August 21st, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Aug 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The three page long article written by former Cuban president Fidel Castro has brought to limelight the controversial Bilderberg Group. The article that was published on ... Read more...

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Fidel Castro To Celebrate His Friday The 13th Birthday Party?


August 13th, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Aug 13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Today is the birthday of Fidel Castro, the Cuban politician and former President. The world is curious to know how the giant political figure of Cuba ... Read more...

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Castro to release first volume of memoirs in August


July 28th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Havana (Cuba), July 28 (ANI): Former Cuban president Fidel Castro has announced plans to release the first volume of his memoirs. The Strategic Victory, which tells the story of how a few ... Read more...

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Ex-US official jailed for spying for Cuba


July 17th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 17 (IANS) A former US official has been sentenced to life imprisonment for working as Cuban spy for nearly three decades. Kendall Myers, 73, a former State Department analyst, was sentenced ... Read more...

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Cuban Singer Olga Guillot dies


July 13th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Mexico City, July 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Olga Guillot, who was the renowned Cuban singer has died of a heart attack. She was hailed as the queen of bolero. She died on ... Read more...

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Castro appears on TV after four-year absence


July 13th, 2010 - 7:18 am ICT by IANS
Havana, July 13 (IANS) Cuba's former President Fidel Castro appeared on the national television Monday, in his first formal public appearance after four years. Castro, 83, appeared for comment in the tv programme ... Read more...

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Castro blows kisses in surprise public appearance (Lead)


July 11th, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, July 11 (IANS) Workers at a scientific institute in the Cuban capital were thrilled when, in a rare public appearance four years after handing over power, former president Fidel Castro paid ... Read more...

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Cuba celebrates 50th anniversary of Hemingway-Castro meet


May 15th, 2010 - 9:39 am ICT by IANS
Havana, May 15 (IANS/EFE) Cuban citizens at a small coastal village near the capital city of Havana are celebrating the 50th anniversary of a meeting between former president Fidel Castro and Nobel ... Read more...

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Cuban doctor says Fidel Castro once fancied her


April 11th, 2010 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, April 11 (IANS/EFE) A Cuban neurosurgeon has said former president Fidel Castro once felt "a very marked inclination" towards her. Hilda Molina, 66, who now lives in Argentina, however, described Castro ... Read more...

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Cuban TV runs series on attempts to kill Castro


March 9th, 2010 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Havana, March 9 (IANS/EFE) Cuban state television has premiered the series "El que debe vivir", which will examine some of the 638 attempts to kill former president Fidel Castro. The first episode of ... Read more...

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We never ordered killing of an adversary: Fidel Castro (Lead)


March 3rd, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, March 3 (IANS) No one has ever been tortured in Cuba, said retired president Fidel Castro while confronting international and opposition criticism of the Cuban government following last week's death of ... Read more...

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US not doing enough to improve relations: Cuba


January 29th, 2010 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Havana, Jan 28 (IANS/EFE) Cuba has said the US was not making enough effort to improve bilateral relations with the communist country. President Barack Obama's administration is not taking basic steps to ... Read more...

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Cuba celebrates 51 years of revolution


January 2nd, 2010 - 5:12 am ICT by IANS
Havana, Jan 2 (IANS/EFE) Cuba Friday celebrated the 51st anniversary of its revolution with traditional dances at the main squares of the communist-ruled island. State-run daily Granma Friday wrote what life was like ... Read more...

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Obama Nobel reflects badly on his predecessors: Castro


October 10th, 2009 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Oct 10 (DPA) Former Cuban president Fidel Castro Saturday described the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to US President Barack Obama as a "positive measure" that marked a criticism ... Read more...

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Juanes concert a blow to US: Fidel Castro


September 23rd, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Sep 23 (EFE) Former Cuban president Fidel Castro described last Sunday's concert by Juanes as a blow to the 47-year-old US economic embargo against his country. "The Cuban people, especially in ... Read more...

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Fidel Castro calls on US to withdraw troops from Honduras


July 17th, 2009 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 17 (RIA Novosti) Former Cuban president Fidel Castro has called on the US to withdraw its troops from Honduras to ease the situation after the recent coup in the Central ... Read more...

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Fidel Castro accuses Mexico of hiding flu outbreak


May 13th, 2009 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
Havana, May 12 (DPA) The former Cuban president Fidel Castro accused Mexico of not telling other countries earlier about the outbreak of ongoing influenza epidemic due to the visit of US ... Read more...

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Obama will fail if he doesn’t lift embargo: Fidel Castro


April 23rd, 2009 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
Havana, April 23 (EFE) Former Cuban president Fidel Castro has said that US President Barack Obama's Cuba policy will fare as badly as that of the previous White House occupants if ... Read more...

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Cuba will not beg to lift embargo: Fidel Castro


April 15th, 2009 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Havana, April 14 (IANS) Former Cuban president Fidel Castro Tuesday complained that the US had done nothing to end the decades-old embargo on his country, stressing that Cuba "will never beg" ... Read more...

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Castro believes Obama wants to improve ties with Cuba


April 9th, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, April 9 (EFE) Former Cuban president Fidel Castro has said he believes US President Barack Obama wants to improve relations with Cuba, but the US political reality will not make ... Read more...

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US delegation to Cuba meets Fidel Castro


April 8th, 2009 - 9:00 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 8 (DPA) Former Cuban president Fidel Castro met Tuesday with three visiting members of the US Congress in what they called a sign that Cuba wants to open a ... Read more...

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Cuba not afraid of talks with US: Fidel Castro


April 7th, 2009 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, April 7 (EFE) Former Cuban president Fidel Castro has said his country is not afraid of dialogue with the US and did not want to extend the decades long confrontation ... Read more...

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Climate change more serious than financial crisis: Fidel Castro


April 3rd, 2009 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, April 3 (EFE) Former Cuban president Fidel Castro has said that climate change is more serious than the international economic crisis which was the main subject of Thursday's G20 summit in ... Read more...

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