Fidel Castro

  • Cuba's President Raul Castro (C) salutes after placing the box containing the ashes of Cuba's former President Fidel Castro into a boulder at the Santa Ifigenia Cemetery, in Santiago de Cuba, December 4, 2016. REUTERS/ACN/Marcelino Vazquez/via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTSULX1
    December 4, 2016  

    Fidel Castro was laid to rest on Sunday during a private ceremony that capped nine days of mourning in Cuba. Castro ruled the island nation for 49 years before he stepped down in 2008. His remains were carried in a military procession to a cemetery in the city of Santiago. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Nick Schifrin joins Alison Stewart from Cuba. Continue reading

  • People watch the cortege carrying the ashes of Cuba's former President Fidel Castro drive toward Santa Ifigenia cemetery in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, December 4, 2016.  Photo By Ivan Alvarado/Reuters
    December 4, 2016   BY  

    The former Cuban leader Fidel Castro led the country for nearly a half century. He died on Nov. 25 at the age of 90. Continue reading

  • People react as the caravan carrying the ashes of Fidel Castro passes them in Las Tunas, Cuba, December 2, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTSUE0C
    December 2, 2016  

    In the week following Fidel Castro’s death, reactions have been mixed among those who remember his reign or are still influenced by it. For many, Castro was a symbol of Cuba’s hope, following the Batista dictatorship, for strong leadership in a new era of prosperity. But for others, his legacy represents unfulfilled promises and relentless control. Special correspondent Nick Schifrin reports. Continue reading

  • The caravan carrying the ashes of Fidel Castro pass along a street on the way to the eastern city of Santiago, in Colon, Cuba, November 30, 2016.  REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins - RTSU3D0
    November 30, 2016  

    Fidel Castro’s ashes began a lengthy procession through Cuba on Wednesday, mirroring the legendary leader’s post-revolution journey in 1959. At the time, Castro depicted himself as a national savior — a view some Cubans still hold today. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with special correspondent Nick Schifrin in Havana for a report on the response to Castro’s death and hopes for the country’s future. Continue reading

  • HAVANA, CUBA -  FEBRUARY 3:  Fidel Castro speaks during the ceremony in which President of Venezuela Hugo Chavez was given the UNESCO Jose Marti award  for his efforts in education February 3, 2006 in Havana, Cuba.   (Photo by Sven Creutzmann/Mambo Photography/Getty Images)
    November 28, 2016  

    A 21-gun salute launched Cuba’s week of mourning for Fidel Castro, who passed away Friday night at 90. But in Miami, it was a day of celebration for the many who see the former leader’s death as the conclusion of a violent and oppressive era. Jeffrey Brown talks to Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and The Heritage Foundation’s Ana Quintana about what’s next for Cuba and its relationship with the U.S. Continue reading

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    November 28, 2016  

    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, an excerpt from a 1985 interview with Fidel Castro conducted by our own Robert MacNeil. During the conversation, Castro describes the origin of the Cuban Missile Crisis, asserts that after the Bay of Pigs incident in 1961, Cuba and the Soviet Union feared additional attempts by the U.S. to invade Cuba and denies responsibility for approaching nuclear war. Continue reading

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    November 28, 2016   BY  

    More than half a century after his joyous, optimistic trip to Princeton, free elections and free speech remain unfulfilled promises. Continue reading

  • Ground crew hold U.S. and Cuban flags near a recently landed JetBlue aeroplane, the first commercial scheduled flight between the United States and Cuba in more than 50 years, at the Abel Santamaria International Airport in Santa Clara, Cuba, August 31, 2016. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2NQB5
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    Reince Priebus, Trump’s incoming chief of staff, said Trump would reverse Obama’s opening to Cuba unless there is “some movement” from the Cuban government.
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  • Fidel Castro attends manoeuvres during the XX anniversary of his and his fellow revolutionaries arrival on the yacht Granma,  November 1976.  REUTERS/Prensa Latina (CUBA) - RTR1HSBF
    November 26, 2016  

    Communist leader Fidel Castro ruled the island of Cuba with an iron fist for almost half a century until he handed over power to his brother eight years ago. Hari Sreenivasan reports on his life and times and his ongoing discord with the U.S. Continue reading

  • A woman walks in front of a mural of the Cuban flag in Havana, Cuba, November 26, 2016. REUTERS/Enrique de la Osa - RTSTFYL
    November 26, 2016  

    Fidel Castro was the father of a revolution that delivered healthcare and education, but repressed dissidents and political freedoms over the course of nearly 50 years of rule. Adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations Carla Robbins and William LeoGrande, professor of government focusing on Latin American politics at American University, join Lisa Desjardins. Continue reading

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