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#Fidel Castro

# fidel-castro - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Cuba on the cusp of new era as Castro to relinquish power this week
# Cast Out
# Cast Out

Cuba on the cusp of new era as Castro to relinquish power this week

Apr 17th 2018, 7:06 AM 11,632 Views 22 Comments

It’ll be the first time in nearly 60 years a Castro has not ruled Cuba.

# fidel-castro - Saturday 10 December, 2016

Ireland wants to build a relationship with Cuba
# Get Talking
# Get Talking

Ireland wants to build a relationship with Cuba

Dec 10th 2016, 7:10 AM 6,937 Views 30 Comments

The Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan briefed his Cabinet colleagues on Tuesday about improving links between the two countries.

# fidel-castro - Sunday 4 December, 2016

President Higgins on Castro: 'Next time he’ll require more than one line to reflect reality'
# Opinion
# Opinion

President Higgins on Castro: 'Next time he’ll require more than one line to reflect reality'

Dec 4th 2016, 7:40 AM 127 Views 38 Comments

Was President Higgins’ Castro tribute appropriate, asks Barry McLoughlin.

# fidel-castro - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Crowds chant 'I am Fidel' as leader's ashes reunited with Che Guevara
# Cuba
# Cuba

Crowds chant 'I am Fidel' as leader's ashes reunited with Che Guevara

Dec 1st 2016, 8:24 AM 10,393 Views 54 Comments

Castro’s ashes will be laid to rest in a final ceremony on Sunday.

# fidel-castro - Sunday 27 November, 2016

Maradona hails late Fidel Castro as 'second father'
# Friends In High Places
From The42
# Friends In High Places

Maradona hails late Fidel Castro as 'second father'

Nov 27th 2016, 7:36 PM 4,898 Views 1 Comment

The footballing great built a friendship with the former Cuban leader.

President Higgins criticised for praising 'brutal dictator' Castro
# Cuba
# Cuba

President Higgins criticised for praising 'brutal dictator' Castro

Nov 27th 2016, 7:39 AM 24,625 Views 170 Comments

The death of the former Cuban leader has sparked a mixed response.

# fidel-castro - Saturday 26 November, 2016

President Higgins expresses his "great sadness" upon hearing of Fidel Castro's death
# Book Of Condolence
# Book Of Condolence

President Higgins expresses his "great sadness" upon hearing of Fidel Castro's death

Nov 26th 2016, 7:25 PM 34,414 Views 189 Comments

Donald Trump, meanwhile, called Castro a “brutal dictator who oppressed his people for six decades”.

Fidel Castro has died at the age of 90
# RIP
# RIP

Fidel Castro has died at the age of 90

Nov 26th 2016, 6:10 AM 78,526 Views 183 Comments

The revolutionary leader shaped Cuba for more than 50 years.

# fidel-castro - Saturday 13 August, 2016

600 assassination attempts and still going strong - Fidel Castro turns 90 today
# Happy Birthday
# Happy Birthday

600 assassination attempts and still going strong - Fidel Castro turns 90 today

Aug 13th 2016, 8:45 AM 19,036 Views 124 Comments

The ‘father of the Cuban Revolution’ has recently re-emerged into the public eye after a decade in the shadows.

# fidel-castro - Monday 28 March, 2016

Fidel Castro has just had a right go at Barack Obama
# Thanks For Nothing Barack
# Thanks For Nothing Barack

Fidel Castro has just had a right go at Barack Obama

Mar 28th 2016, 6:49 PM 53,796 Views 45 Comments

Obama last week became the first US president to visit Castro’s Cuba since the communist leader came to power in 1959.

# fidel-castro - Monday 12 January, 2015

Fidel Castro 'proves' he's alive... by writing to Maradona (seriously)
# Death Rumours
# Death Rumours

Fidel Castro 'proves' he's alive... by writing to Maradona (seriously)

Jan 12th 2015, 8:53 PM 17,595 Views 16 Comments

They’re old pals.

# fidel-castro - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

End of an era: After more than 50 years, the US and Cuba are talking again
# New Beginnings
# New Beginnings

End of an era: After more than 50 years, the US and Cuba are talking again

Dec 17th 2014, 6:06 PM 12,888 Views 41 Comments

“These 50 years have shown that isolation hasn’t worked. It’s time for a new approach,” said Barack Obama.

# fidel-castro - Sunday 19 October, 2014

"We can't give in to Ebola hysteria" - Obama
# Calm Down
# Calm Down

"We can't give in to Ebola hysteria" - Obama

Oct 19th 2014, 7:50 AM 6,208 Views 11 Comments

Cuba has offered to help in the fight against the disease.

# fidel-castro - Sunday 27 July, 2014

'Fidel Castro,' 'Leon Trotsky' and 'Karl Marx' all named in Hyde City FC's latest starting XI*
# STAR NAMES
From The42
# STAR NAMES

'Fidel Castro,' 'Leon Trotsky' and 'Karl Marx' all named in Hyde City FC's latest starting XI*

Jul 27th 2014, 10:07 PM 6,200 Views 2 Comments

*According to the Conference North side’s official Twitter account.

# fidel-castro - Saturday 9 March, 2013

Column: Chávez was a charismatic leader - but his economic legacy should be a warning
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Chávez was a charismatic leader - but his economic legacy should be a warning

Mar 9th 2013, 7:45 AM 202 Views 70 Comments

We’ve lost a colourful world leader who genuinely seemed to have the best interests of his people at heart. But the facts don’t lie – Chávez’s economic legacy is a warning against statist socialism, writes Aaron McKenna.

# fidel-castro - Monday 25 February, 2013

No surprises: Raul Castro re-elected president of Cuba
# El Presidente
# El Presidente

No surprises: Raul Castro re-elected president of Cuba

Feb 25th 2013, 8:00 AM 2,474 Views 4 Comments

This is the second five year term for the 81-year-old Raul Castro who officially took over from his brother Fidel in 2008.

# fidel-castro - Friday 22 February, 2013

Raul Castro raises possibility of retiring as Cuban president
# Hasta Luego?
# Hasta Luego?

Raul Castro raises possibility of retiring as Cuban president

Feb 22nd 2013, 6:50 PM 4,712 Views 14 Comments

The 81-year-old is due to be installed for another five-year term on Sunday – but may not see it through.

# fidel-castro - Friday 28 December, 2012

Fidel Castro visited Ireland in 1982 (and almost met Charles Haughey)
# Fidel Castro
# Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro visited Ireland in 1982 (and almost met Charles Haughey)

Dec 28th 2012, 8:30 AM 9,825 Views 25 Comments

Cuban leader Fidel Castro left a gift for then-Taoiseach Charles Haughey during his brief stopover in Shannon in late 1982.

# fidel-castro - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

First Irish TV, Titanic, a famous ceiling: the big anniversaries of 2012
# Review 2012
# Review 2012

First Irish TV, Titanic, a famous ceiling: the big anniversaries of 2012

Dec 26th 2012, 7:47 PM 7,938 Views 7 Comments

The Titanic disaster, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Anglo-Irish Treaty: 2012 has been a big year for commemorations. Here’s your guide to the bigger commemorations held this year.

# fidel-castro - Tuesday 25 December, 2012

8 of the weirdest meetings of 2012
# Odd Couples
From The Daily Edge
# Odd Couples

8 of the weirdest meetings of 2012

Dec 25th 2012, 6:30 PM 13,308 Views 5 Comments

From Lady Gaga hanging out with Julian Assange to Tupac Shakur’s Coachella performance, here’s our shortlist of the stranger celebrity and political encounters of the year.

# fidel-castro - Monday 22 October, 2012

Fidel Castro is 'seen in public' as reports of stroke are dismissed
# Fidel Castro
# Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro is 'seen in public' as reports of stroke are dismissed

Oct 22nd 2012, 9:53 AM 4,921 Views 17 Comments

Venezuela’s Vice President, Elias Jaua, said that he met with the aging revolutionary, which was Castro’s first public appearance in a number of months.

# fidel-castro - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

Ozzie Guillen says he loves Fidel Castro, gets suspended for 5 games
# You're Out!
From The42
# You're Out!

Ozzie Guillen says he loves Fidel Castro, gets suspended for 5 games

Apr 10th 2012, 4:07 PM 507 Views 0 Comments

It didn’t take long for the new Miami Marlins manager to land himself in trouble.

# fidel-castro - Wednesday 28 March, 2012

Pope meets Fidel Castro in Cuba
# Cuba
# Cuba

Pope meets Fidel Castro in Cuba

Mar 28th 2012, 10:15 PM 2,637 Views 31 Comments

The Pope gave an unusually political speech before hundreds of thousands of people in Cuba today.

# fidel-castro - Sunday 25 March, 2012

Poll: Should a statue of Che Guevara be erected in Galway?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should a statue of Che Guevara be erected in Galway?

Mar 25th 2012, 3:16 PM 14,353 Views 126 Comments

A US politician has written to the Taoiseach urging him to stop the statue being built – but supporters of the project say the statue will commemorate Che’s Irish heritage. What do you think?

# fidel-castro - Wednesday 21 March, 2012

Congresswoman urges Kenny to block Galway Guevara statue
# Che
# Che

Congresswoman urges Kenny to block Galway Guevara statue

Mar 21st 2012, 8:27 AM 6,429 Views 73 Comments

Enda Kenny is presented with a letter from the chairman of the House of Representatives’ Foreign Affairs committee.

# fidel-castro - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

US Foreign Affairs Committee chair criticises Galway's Che Guevara project
# Che Guevara
# Che Guevara

US Foreign Affairs Committee chair criticises Galway's Che Guevara project

Feb 29th 2012, 6:23 PM 6,200 Views 93 Comments

Galway City Council plans to erect a monument marking the revolutionary fighter’s links with the City of the Tribes.

# fidel-castro - Monday 27 February, 2012

Hugo Chavez flies to Cuba for 'urgent' cancer treatment
# Hugo Chavez
# Hugo Chavez

Hugo Chavez flies to Cuba for 'urgent' cancer treatment

Feb 27th 2012, 2:09 PM 2,318 Views 23 Comments

The Venezuelan leader says he will still run in October’s presidential election despite the recurrence of his illness.

# fidel-castro - Thursday 26 January, 2012

Castro on US presidential hopefuls: 'A contest of idiocy and ignorance'
# US 2012
# US 2012

Castro on US presidential hopefuls: 'A contest of idiocy and ignorance'

Jan 26th 2012, 1:09 PM 2,073 Views 16 Comments

The former Cuban leader has slammed the Republican Party candidates vying for the nomination to face Barack Obama in the autumn.

# fidel-castro - Wednesday 4 January, 2012

Cuba blames Twitter for helping to spread Castro death rumours
# Cuba
# Cuba

Cuba blames Twitter for helping to spread Castro death rumours

Jan 4th 2012, 9:33 PM 5,488 Views 4 Comments

A state-run website says Twitter allowed the phrase ‘fidelcastro’ to trend, furthering a false rumour that he had died.

# fidel-castro - Thursday 3 November, 2011

Cuba to allow citizens to buy and sell property
# Viva La Revolution
# Viva La Revolution

Cuba to allow citizens to buy and sell property

Nov 3rd 2011, 5:35 PM 501 Views 8 Comments

The move is part of a series of free-market changes introduced by Raul Castro since he took over from Fidel.

# fidel-castro - Tuesday 27 September, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Sep 27th 2011, 8:10 PM 1,656 Views 0 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: Who is on the ballot paper for the presidential election?; why is Ireland’s international reputation falling further?; and just who is Alessio Rastani?

Fidel Castro labels Obama's UN speech 'gibberish'
# Gibberish
# Gibberish

Fidel Castro labels Obama's UN speech 'gibberish'

Sep 27th 2011, 12:09 PM 733 Views 6 Comments

The former Cuban leader has dismissed Barack Obama’s recent UN speech and condemned Nato’s campaign in Libya as a “monstrous crime”.

# fidel-castro - Friday 22 July, 2011

Where's Hugo? He's running Venezuela on Twitter from his hospital bed
# Venezuela
# Venezuela

Where's Hugo? He's running Venezuela on Twitter from his hospital bed

Jul 22nd 2011, 10:43 AM 509 Views 4 Comments

The Venezuelan president has also had plenty to say about his country’s performance at the Copa America.

# fidel-castro - Wednesday 29 June, 2011

Where's Hugo? He's in Cuba with his pal Castro
# Venezuela
# Venezuela

Where's Hugo? He's in Cuba with his pal Castro

Jun 29th 2011, 2:08 PM 307 Views 2 Comments

New pictures have emerged of the Venezuelan president chatting with his Cuban counterpart.

# fidel-castro - Sunday 26 June, 2011

Where is Hugo Chavez?
# Venezuela
# Venezuela

Where is Hugo Chavez?

Jun 26th 2011, 12:27 PM 483 Views 6 Comments

The Venezuelan president reappeared on Twitter on Friday, but he hasn’t been seen in public for two weeks after undergoing surgery in Cuba.

# fidel-castro - Tuesday 19 April, 2011

Cuban leaders fail to follow through on promises to give way to fresh faces
Live Apr 19th 2011, 9:56 PM

Cuban leaders fail to follow through on promises to give way to fresh faces

# fidel-castro - Sunday 17 April, 2011

Castro considers introducing 10-year term limit for Cuban leaders
# Cuba
# Cuba

Castro considers introducing 10-year term limit for Cuban leaders

Apr 17th 2011, 6:05 PM 613 Views 0 Comments

Raul Castro says top politicians should be limited to two five-year terms – signalling a possible withdrawal from public life.

# fidel-castro - Thursday 16 December, 2010

Fidel Castro 'refused colostomy after swollen colon' - WikiLeaks
# Wikileaks
# Wikileaks

Fidel Castro 'refused colostomy after swollen colon' - WikiLeaks

Dec 16th 2010, 4:45 PM 859 Views 0 Comments

The Cuban leader needed convincing to have surgery after being diagnosed with a perforated intestine in 2006, and nearly died.