Fidel Castro

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Pablo Milanés obituary
Cuban singer, songwriter and guitarist who was one of the founders of the nueva trova musical movement

Robin Denselow

07, Dec, 2022 @5:47 PM

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Cuban missile crisis, 60 years on: what the Russians left behind
Villagers became enmeshed in a battle for nuclear dominance – with the showdown leading Cuba to become one of the most militarised states in the world

Ed Augustin in Santa Cruz de los Pinos

16, Oct, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Abyss: The Cuban Missile Crisis 1962 by Max Hastings review – the eve of destruction
The historian’s incisive account of the standoff between the US and Russia has chilling and timely lessons 60 years on

JS Tennant

16, Oct, 2022 @8:00 AM

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‘By 10, I knew all about the impact of a nuclear blast’: growing up in the shadow of the bomb
From CND marches, to books, films and music, fear of the bomb was everywhere in the 1980s. Now, for many, the war in Ukraine has brought back that sense of dread

Zoe Williams

16, Mar, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Cuba review: American history of island neighbor is telling and timely
As Ada Ferrer writes, ‘Cuba – its sugar, its slavery, its slave trade – is part of the history of American capitalism’

Carrie Gibson

04, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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¡Populista! review: Chávez, Castro and Latin America's 'pink wave' leaders
BBC reporter Will Grant has produced an excellent look at the group of strongmen who came from left field

Carrie Gibson

09, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Exploring Cuba beyond stereotypes | Letter
Letter: Raúl Castro in fact played a central role in shaping the revolution, making his 2008 election perfectly logical, write Prof Par Kumaraswami and Prof Antoni Kapcia


12, Aug, 2020 @4:53 PM

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Cuba: Castro vs the World review – a triumph of historical illumination
The conclusion of this two-part documentary charted the end of the Soviet Union to the Clinton years and beyond, with the former US president joining a superb cast of talking heads

Lucy Mangan

11, Aug, 2020 @9:00 PM

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In defence of Bernie Sanders’ remarks on Fidel Castro | Letters
Letters: Sam Cordery highlights Cuba’s progressive policies in recent years, while Arthur Michelson says that praising some aspects of the Castro regime is not the same as excusing it. Plus, Alwyn Eades points out how Cuba fares in comparison with its neighbours


05, Mar, 2020 @6:17 PM

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Celia and Fidel: why the timing is perfect for a new play about Castro
Playwright Eduardo Machado discusses his revealing new play that looks at the relationship between the Cuban revolutionary and Celia Sánchez

David Smith in Washington

03, Mar, 2020 @4:07 PM

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Baseball team sorry for video equating Ocasio-Cortez with 'enemies of freedom'
The Fresno Grizzlies apologized to the US congresswoman for a Memorial Day tribute video that appeared to equate her with Kim Jong-un and Fidel Castro

Guardian sport

28, May, 2019 @5:36 PM

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Letters from the teenage fan club
Richard E Grant was 14 when he invited Barbra Streisand to stay with his family in Africa. His is just one of many pieces of fanmail written by people who went on to become famous

Martin Belam

30, Jan, 2019 @5:35 PM

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