Articles of Fidel Castro

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That hour that flew by like a minute

Fidel y deportistas

“This triumph is of great sporting significance, of great psychological significance, of great patriotic significance and of great revolutionary significance.” These were Fidel’s first words on welcoming home the volleyball players who had won gold medals at the 4th North, Central American, and Caribbean Volleyball Championships in Los Angeles, August 1975.

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Cubans pay their respects to Fidel

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Since early this morning, November 28, Cubans of all ages have been arriving to the José Martí Memorial in Havana’s Plaza de la Revolución, to pay their respects to Comandante Fidel Castro and express their commitment to continuing the process of building socialism by signing his conception of Revolution.

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Fidel’s times

Fidel y niños

The history of Cuba is forever joined to the figure of Fidel Castro, the man who led the most important social revolution in Latin America. Cubans, and many from around the world, have stories, an encounter, a longing, an impression linked to the life of the leader of the Revolution.

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Fidel in the heart of Romerillo

Fidel y Kcho

Two years, 10 months, and 20 days ago, I saw Fidel for the last time. It wasn’t the only time I was in the same room with him, but yes, it was the first time I was able to see him, hear him, admire him, close up… only a few steps away. It was January 8, 2014, in Romerillo. Being commemorated was the 55th anniversary of the Freedom Caravan’s entrance into Havana, and Alexis Leyva Machado (Kcho) had chosen the historic date for the inauguration of his “project of social utility,” Kcho Estudio Romerillo, Laboratorio para el arte (Laboratory for Art).

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Silence that forges the soul

banderas en balcones

Conversations on the different days of the week are a common topic among Cubans; some don’t like Mondays, some say Friday is their favorite day, others that Sundays are boring. Whenever it comes up, I say that my favorite day is Saturday. In my mind and to my senses, Saturday represents the smells and sounds of what I feel to be our Cuban identity.

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Unity, the best tribute

Fidel unidad Granma

It was with deep sorrow and regret that the Cuban people learned of the passing of Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz. Granma shares some reactions to the news. His death was met with tributes and moments of reflection by the Cuban people, who neither want, nor are ready, to say farewell, choosing instead to salute the global leader with a “Hasta siempre, Fidel.”

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Fidel’s Death “Like a Nightmare”

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By Arnold August On the evening of November 25 I was expecting an email from a journalist and colleague based in Washington D.C. This innocuous communication was regarding a radio interview that I did with him immediately after the U.S. elections that I was covering with TeleSUR in the American capital. After the responses for

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Fidel, a Revolution of Utopias

Fidel boina

We’ve had the generational privilege of having known a man who marked the history of Latin America and the world. The most brilliant statesman that the Great Homeland could have ever given birth to. The tireless fighter for fairness, social equality and justice. We have had the honor of having known a man of integrity, in words and deeds, who demonstrated with his own life that consciousness, ideals and principles are neither bought nor sold. They must be defended!

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All of Cuba with Fidel

armando benito

Armando Benito Sáez, a journalist from the weekly newspaper 5 de Septiembre in Cienfuegos and secretary of his local Party branch: “The loss is irreparable for our people. The leader has gone, the father, the brother, the friend of all Cubans, who taught us how to love and defend the homeland, above all else. He was a navigational chart, a compass, captain of our country’s voyage toward Socialism.

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The longest night…

Fidel boina

November 25, 10:29pm, the longest night. It’s a dark time for Cuba and the world. Fidel has died. They tried to kill him over 600 times, without success, because men like Fidel can’t be killed. They die when their time comes, trying to make a quiet exit. There’s silence even amid the deafening noise of the streets.