Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro Didn't 'Succeed' Alone

Fidel Castro, the Cuban dictator, haunts me still. He haunted me during his life. He haunts me post-mortem as I read about the injustices he spread. There can be no dispute: Castro ruled Cuba as a tyr...
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Media Coverage Of Fidel Castro's Death Has Been Abysmally One-Sided

The problem is that, by monochromatically portraying Fidel Castro simply as a brutal dictator -- full stop -- the western media has had to do pretzel-twists to explain away the reality of why so many people in Cuba, Latin America and, indeed, much of the developing world do see him as an heroic, larger than life figure, whose passing is a cause for sadness while his legacy is reason for celebration.
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Why Harper Took the Risks He Did With Cuba

Canadian foreign policy has often been said to be principally a policy toward the United States with other countries taking second place politically and strategically. If brokering talks between Havana and Washington was intended by the Harper government to win favour with U.S. leaders, the results were predictably mixed.
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Those Smiling Cuban Faces Really Get to Me

Cubans can't stop smiling. Their average wage is $20 a month, they can get locked up for saying impolite things about their government, yet they can't stop smiling. The Northerners at the bar and around the pool and at the beach don't smile. It's the contrast that gets to you. It's the faces.