Fidel Castro

The Normalisation of Relations Between the US and Cuba Is a Victory for Right Over Might

John Wight | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Politics
John Wight

The announcement that the US and Cuba are to begin the process of normalising relations after decades of a US-imposed economic blockade and policy of undermining the Cuban Revolution is long overdue.

Fidel Castro Says Nato Are Just Like The Nazis

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK

Cuba's aging former leader Fidel Castro has accused the West of war-mongering in the Middle East and eastern Europe, comparing Nato to the Nazi SS. ...

Wreckage Of Crashed Air Algerie Flight 'Found In Mali'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK

UPDATE: First Images Of The Air Algerie Crash Wreckage from an Air Algerie plane carrying 116 crew and passengers has reportedly been found in Mali...

Ear Today, Gone Tomorrow

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK

It was ear before, but now it's disappeared. That was the view of Associated Press re-touching experts when they looked closer at seven archive photog...

Fidel Castro Pictured During Rare Public Appearance

Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Fidel Castro, Cuba's former President and revolutionary leader, has made a rare public appearance. He attended the inauguration of an art gallery i...

Snapshot Cuba: Fidel Castro and the Ghosts of Havana

Jason Holmes | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jason Holmes

The colonial neo-classical glory of Havana is bolted to the island's northern rim, its rooves and lanes cooking under a thick film of dust which serves as make up to make starker the city's faded beauty. It's a city as roué, where anything goes. But herein lies the problem of Castro's modern Cuba, a country at once in cultural free fall and rude ideological health.

LOOK: Political Foes Make Boobs Of Themselves In Push-Up Bra Ad

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

From campaigns such as No More Page 3 and Lose The Lads Mags to breast-feeding in public and FEMEN, breasts have long been on the political agenda. ...

LOOK: Fidel Castro Makes Rare Public Appearance

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.04.2013 | UK

Cuba's state newspaper Granma has released new pictures of the ailing former Cuban president, Fidel Castro. Castro, now 86, has made few public app...

Hugo Chavez, Hero or Villain? Look Beyond the Facts For the Real Story

Jeffrey Gedmin | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK Politics
Jeffrey Gedmin

Hugo Chavez, the populist and controversial leader of Venezuela, died at 58-years-old on 5 March in Caracas after 14 years in power. Chavez had battled an unspecified cancer for four years. His death has been met with an outpouring of sorrow or relief, depending on who you listen to.

Revealed: The Story Behind Winston Churchill’s Iconic Bulldog Scowl

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK Politics

Famously gruff and tenacious, Prime Minister Winston Churchill earned a deserved reputation as the ‘British Bulldog.’ The cigar-chomping, hard-...

Are We Seeing Real Change in Cuba?

Carl Packman | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK Politics
Carl Packman

On the anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Raul Castro is doing things to Cuba that many citizens once thought unimaginable. The reality though is that Cuba is struggling, as it always has done, and the cure will only bring its own problems to the Cuban leader's rule.

Castro's Health 'Is Magnificent'

Posted 22.10.2012 | UK

The cold war may be over - but the propaganda continues. The state-run website Cubadebate released pictures of Fidel Castro holding a newspaper on ...

Fidel Castro 'Close To Death' After Suffering Stroke (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.10.2012 | UK

Rumours are swirling Fidel Castro has suffered a stroke and is close to death. Venezuelan Dr Jose Marquina told El Nuevo Herald the 86-year-old ha...

Castro Hired Former Nazi Officers To Train Cuban Troops

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 15.10.2012 | UK

Fidel Castro, communist revolutionary and leader of Cuba, hired former officers of the Nazi Waffen SS to train his troops during the Cuban missile, ne...

Jaws, Spielberg’s Visceral Masterpiece, Still Has the Power to Shock

Paul Bullock | Posted 28.07.2012 | UK Entertainment
Paul Bullock

In 1975, a man watched a movie. The movie was called Jaws and the man was one Mr Fidel Castro. The Cuban leader liked what he saw and would reportedly go on to proclaim it one of the greatest American films of all time.

LOOK: Is That Batman Next To Fidel Castro...?

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 14.05.2012 | UK Comedy

Reckon this image of Fidel Castro and Christian Bale as Batman might be Photoshopped? Well, you reckon correctly, as just that has happened thanks...

Why is the BBC Doing Fidel Castro's Publicity for Him?

Tom J Wilson | Posted 06.04.2012 | UK Politics
Tom J Wilson

While the Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad is busy sending in his troops to massacre his own people in the streets and the UN fails to pass any resolution condemning these atrocities, the BBC has decided that of equal news worthiness is a story about another despot, Fidel Castro, publishing his memoirs.

Castro Celebrates Quiet Birthday At 85

PA | Posted 13.10.2011 | Home

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Fidel Castro marked his 85th birthday out of the spotlight, with little fanfare around the ageing revolutionary who is rarely see...