All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘fidel castro’

Elian Gonzalez: Where Is He 15 Years Later?

Elian Gonzalez was a boy torn between two homes. Elian Gonzalez, at just six years old in 1999, was taken by his mother aboard a homemade raft with 10 other people who were all trying to escape the harsh economic times in Cuba. The raft sank, killing all of the adults, leaving Elian Gonzalez alone on an innertube. He was …

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Fidel Castro As Young Rebel Leader in “Papa”

Fidel Castro and his rebel alliance are featured in a new movie, “Papa” based on the friendship of Ernest Hemingway and Denne Bart Petitclerc during Cuba’s turbulent 50’s. This film is incredibly special and different than any other made about Hemingway in that it is the first one that has been allowed to actually film in Cuba, the island Hemingway …

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Fidel Castro: The Man Who Will Not Die

Fidel Castro is something of an anomaly. Among the personalities from the Cold War period, he is one of the very few left alive. Perhaps that is because Fidel Castro can’t be killed. When Castro came to power in 1959, he became a folk hero in Cuba. Plenty of Cubans came to hate his policies and fled the country. But …

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Elian Gonzalez Leaves Cuba, Slams the U.S.

If you’re thinking that it doesn’t seem that long ago that young Elian Gonzalez was making headlines after being found in an inner tube off the coast of Florida, think again. It is now 14 years later and that cute little 6-year-old is a 20-year-old young man. He is now making headlines again after offering up a harsh criticism of …

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Ariel Castro Is Dead, And Twitter Thinks It Somehow Effects Cuba

The nation was rocked today at the startling news that Ariel Castro was found dead in his jail cell, hanging from the ceiling in a successful suicide attempt. For those unfamiliar with Ariel Castro, he is the despicable human who held three girls captive in his home for ten years, where he proceeded to wreak unspeakable horrors upon them. When …

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Fidel Castro Not Dead, Speaks Out Against Health Rumors

Fidel Castro recently turned 86, and rumors of his poor health, or even death, had begun to pop up in media across the world. The former Cuban leader used to publish a semi-regular opinion column for the Cuban state press, but stopped writing the pieces in June of this year. Today, Castro has finally spoken out regarding his health and …

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Fidel Castro Turns 86, Maintains Silence

Today marks the 86th birthday of Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary and decades-long leader of the Caribbean country. Castro has maintained silence and stayed out of view for two months now, prompting speculation about his health or possible death. A report by Reuters states that the last statement heard from Castro was his opinion column published in the Cuban state …

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Ozzie Guillen Suspended For 5 Games, Apologizes

Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen has incensed the Cuban community in Miami with comments he made to Time Magazine about his feelings toward dictator Fidel Castro, and today he’ll have to eat a little bit of crow. “I respect Fidel Castro,” Guillen said in the magazine interview. “You know why? A lot of people have wanted to kill Fidel Castro for …

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Ozzie Guillen Hearts Castro, Offends Cuban Community

The Miami Marlins debuted a new air-conditioned stadium last week in the hopes that it would draw in bigger crowds than they’re used to seeing, but a recent gaffe made by team manager Ozzie Guillen could undo all their hard work. Guillen, who has a World Series win under his belt as well as a reputation for speaking his mind, …

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Twitter Killed Fidel Castro Last Night

This year is shaping up to be a stellar year for Twitter hoaxes. The latest addition happened last night when Fidel Castro became a trending topic on Twitter as reports of his death reverberated across the social media site. There was even a night-vision quality pic of the former Cuban leader tucked into a casket. Realistically, with the number of …

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