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# Fidel Castro

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# cast out
Cuba on the cusp of new era as Castro to relinquish power this week
It’ll be the first time in nearly 60 years a Castro has not ruled Cuba.
# get talking
Ireland wants to build a relationship with Cuba
The Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan briefed his Cabinet colleagues on Tuesday about improving links between the two countries.
Voices
President Higgins on Castro: 'Next time he’ll require more than one line to reflect reality'
Was President Higgins’ Castro tribute appropriate, asks Barry McLoughlin.
# Cuba
Crowds chant 'I am Fidel' as leader's ashes reunited with Che Guevara
Castro’s ashes will be laid to rest in a final ceremony on Sunday.
# Friends in high places
Maradona hails late Fidel Castro as 'second father'
The footballing great built a friendship with the former Cuban leader.
# Cuba
President Higgins criticised for praising 'brutal dictator' Castro
The death of the former Cuban leader has sparked a mixed response.
# book of condolence
President Higgins expresses his "great sadness" upon hearing of Fidel Castro's death
Donald Trump, meanwhile, called Castro a “brutal dictator who oppressed his people for six decades”.
# RIP
Fidel Castro has died at the age of 90
The revolutionary leader shaped Cuba for more than 50 years.
# Happy Birthday
600 assassination attempts and still going strong - Fidel Castro turns 90 today
The ‘father of the Cuban Revolution’ has recently re-emerged into the public eye after a decade in the shadows.
# thanks for nothing barack
Fidel Castro has just had a right go at Barack Obama
Obama last week became the first US president to visit Castro’s Cuba since the communist leader came to power in 1959.
# death rumours
Fidel Castro 'proves' he's alive... by writing to Maradona (seriously)
They’re old pals.
# New Beginnings
End of an era: After more than 50 years, the US and Cuba are talking again
“These 50 years have shown that isolation hasn’t worked. It’s time for a new approach,” said Barack Obama.
# Calm down
"We can't give in to Ebola hysteria" - Obama
Cuba has offered to help in the fight against the disease.
# STAR NAMES
'Fidel Castro,' 'Leon Trotsky' and 'Karl Marx' all named in Hyde City FC's latest starting XI*
*According to the Conference North side’s official Twitter account.
Voices
Column: Chávez was a charismatic leader - but his economic legacy should be a warning
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.
# El Presidente
No surprises: Raul Castro re-elected president of Cuba
This is the second five year term for the 81-year-old Raul Castro who officially took over from his brother Fidel in 2008.
# Hasta luego?
Raul Castro raises possibility of retiring as Cuban president
The 81-year-old is due to be installed for another five-year term on Sunday – but may not see it through.
# Fidel Castro
Fidel Castro visited Ireland in 1982 (and almost met Charles Haughey)
Cuban leader Fidel Castro left a gift for then-Taoiseach Charles Haughey during his brief stopover in Shannon in late 1982.
# review 2012
First Irish TV, Titanic, a famous ceiling: the big anniversaries of 2012
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.
# Odd Couples
8 of the weirdest meetings of 2012
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
Fidel Castro is 'seen in public' as reports of stroke are dismissed
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.
# You're Out!
Ozzie Guillen says he loves Fidel Castro, gets suspended for 5 games
It didn’t take long for the new Miami Marlins manager to land himself in trouble.
# Cuba
Pope meets Fidel Castro in Cuba
The Pope gave an unusually political speech before hundreds of thousands of people in Cuba today.
# Your Say
Poll: Should a statue of Che Guevara be erected in Galway?
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?
# Che
Congresswoman urges Kenny to block Galway Guevara statue
Enda Kenny is presented with a letter from the chairman of the House of Representatives’ Foreign Affairs committee.
# Che Guevara
US Foreign Affairs Committee chair criticises Galway's Che Guevara project
Galway City Council plans to erect a monument marking the revolutionary fighter’s links with the City of the Tribes.
# hugo chavez
Hugo Chavez flies to Cuba for 'urgent' cancer treatment
The Venezuelan leader says he will still run in October’s presidential election despite the recurrence of his illness.
# US 2012
Castro on US presidential hopefuls: 'A contest of idiocy and ignorance'
The former Cuban leader has slammed the Republican Party candidates vying for the nomination to face Barack Obama in the autumn.
# Cuba
Cuba blames Twitter for helping to spread Castro death rumours
A state-run website says Twitter allowed the phrase ‘fidelcastro’ to trend, furthering a false rumour that he had died.
# Viva la revolution
Cuba to allow citizens to buy and sell property
The move is part of a series of free-market changes introduced by Raul Castro since he took over from Fidel.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Tuesday
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?
# Gibberish
Fidel Castro labels Obama's UN speech 'gibberish'
The former Cuban leader has dismissed Barack Obama’s recent UN speech and condemned Nato’s campaign in Libya as a “monstrous crime”.
# Venezuela
Where's Hugo? He's running Venezuela on Twitter from his hospital bed
The Venezuelan president has also had plenty to say about his country’s performance at the Copa America.
# Venezuela
Where's Hugo? He's in Cuba with his pal Castro
New pictures have emerged of the Venezuelan president chatting with his Cuban counterpart.
# Venezuela
Where is Hugo Chavez?
The Venezuelan president reappeared on Twitter on Friday, but he hasn’t been seen in public for two weeks after undergoing surgery in Cuba.
LIVE
Cuban leaders fail to follow through on promises to give way to fresh faces
The ailing leader Fidel Castro made a surprise appearance at Communist Party Congress, where delegates elected party veterans to key positions.
# Cuba
Castro considers introducing 10-year term limit for Cuban leaders
Raul Castro says top politicians should be limited to two five-year terms – signalling a possible withdrawal from public life.
# Wikileaks
Fidel Castro 'refused colostomy after swollen colon' - WikiLeaks
The Cuban leader needed convincing to have surgery after being diagnosed with a perforated intestine in 2006, and nearly died.