SOURCE: National Security Archive
New book lays out for the first time the full story of Cuba's Cuban Missile Crisis
James G. Blight and janet M. Lang lay out the story in "Dark Beyond Darkness."
SOURCE: The Nation
Greg Grandin says it’s a mug’s game trying to figure out when Castro turned to Marxism
by Greg Grandin
"It’s fitting, though depressing, that’s he’s left us on the cusp of a new darkness."
SOURCE: Daily Beast
Liberals are being warned not to romanticize Castro given his record on gay rights, which was awful
by James Kirchick
In the eyes of Castro and his revolutionary comrade Che Guevara – who frequently referred to gay men as maricones, “faggots” – homosexuality was inherently counterrevolutionary.
SOURCE: Sun Sentinel
Fidel Castro: powerful agent of change in South Florida
"The most transformational event in the history of South Florida was the Castro takeover."
Why It Took More Than 50 Years for U.S.–Cuba Relations to Thaw
by Fred Kaplan
Fidel charmed Americans in a 1959 visit, but U.S.–Cuba relations were always doomed.
SOURCE: The New Republic
When Castro Came to Harlem
by Steven Cohen
The Cuban leader’s last visit to the U.S. before the 1961 diplomatic fallout can tell us a lot about our present historic moment.
Pope Francis Desecrates Memory of Catholic Martyrs in Cuba
by Humberto Fontova
Castro’s KGB and STASI- tutored regime prepared for the Pope’s visit carefully. Any unsightly protests would obviously mar the occasion, especially for a regime long-accustomed to preening in front of the international media mirror.
Is Diplomatic Recognition of Cuba Even Legal?
by Humberto Fontova
President Obama’s latest kow-tow to Stalinist dictator Castro seems to violate U.S. law.
Fidel Castro and Apartheid
by Matt Peppe
Cuba’s intervention in Angola managed to change the course of that country and reverberate throughout Africa.
When J.F.K. Secretly Reached Out to Castro
by Michael Beschloss
There was a meeting just a few days before the president’s assassination to discuss overtures to Castro.
The U.S. And Cuba: A Brief History Of A Complicated Relationship
It's been a stalemate that has outlasted 10 U.S. presidents, a failed invasion, a nuclear crisis and countless boatloads of Cuban asylum seekers. Meanwhile, the Castro brothers have kept running Cuba for more than a half-century.
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