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Fidel in Time magazine

Dressed in his olive green uniform, informally sitting sideways, almost irreverent, a still young Fidel Castro looks at the camera in a reflexive pose. He does not smile. He does not use his cap. He does not speak. He wears … Continued

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The plantation once resembled a company town. It had a store, bakery, restaurant, bar, hotel, bookkeeping office, cockfighting ring and school. Photo: Tracey Eaton

Fidel Castro in three acts

Biran Fidel Castro was born on his father’s sugar plantation near the town of Biran in eastern Cuba on Aug. 13, 1926. His father, Angel Castro, was an immigrant from Spain. His mother, Lina, was a former maid. They had … Continued

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Photo: Marcelino Vázquez Hernández/ ACN.

Fidel Castro’s ashes are buried in private ceremony in Santa Ifigenia

The first photographs of where Fidel Castro’s ashes were deposited in Santa Ifigenia Cemetery started circulating hours after the burial ceremony: Fidel Castro’s ashes were buried this Sunday in Santiago de Cuba. In a “solemn and private” ceremony in Santa … Continued

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Photo: Kaloian Santos Cabrera

The caravan’s route

On its route to Santiago de Cuba the caravan transporting the ashes of Fidel Castro arrived yesterday to Holguín. At 4 pm of December 2 the guerrilla president was again in the land of his birth. There, countenances, babes-in-arms and … Continued

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Photo: Kaloian Santos


There were many goodbyes for Fidel Castro. Everyone bid him farewell in his/her way, as they could, as they knew. The most diverse tributes were there, as well as the most beautiful contrasts: a table football with a photo of … Continued

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Photo: Ricardo López Hevia

Fidel Castro’s funeral cortege on route to Santiago de Cuba

After a mass rally held in José Martí Plaza de la Revolución on the night of Tuesday 29, this morning Fidel Castro’s ashes began their caravan trajectory en route to Santiago de Cuba. The route will be the same as … Continued

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Plaza de la Revolución this dawn. Photo: Gabriel Guerra Bianchini.

The Plaza in mourning

On the first day of the funeral rites for Fidel Castro, as they did for decades to hear his speeches, thousands of persons have marched today to Plaza de la Revolución, in Havana. This time they come in silence. A … Continued

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Fidel Castro has died

In Havana, in Cuba, in the world, the news has started to spread. It was his brother, President Raúl Castro, who from his office in the Palace of the Revolution read a short note announcing the news: this November 25, … Continued

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Fidel Castro. New York, 1971. Photo: Yousuf Karsh

Fidel Castro: 90

Fidel Castro is one of the most important figures in modern history. His 90th anniversary has become a momentous event that has caused headlines in many countries of the world. In Cuba, the media has been giving space to profuse … Continued

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Maradona says he is “happy” for letter from Fidel

The legendary Argentine footballer Diego Armando Maradona on Monday received a letter from Fidel Castro to congratulate him after he appeared in two issues of Telesur TV series De Zurda, broadcast from Havana. I am “happy that he sent me … Continued

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