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By Donald Lambro
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Topic - Fidel Castro
Elian Gonzalez, who made headlines 14 years ago when he mother died while journeying from Cuba to the United States — sparking an international custody battle — said America was to blame for his loss.
Elian Gonzalez, who was embroiled in a international custody dispute after he was rescued at sea as a boy more than a decade ago, has traveled outside his native Cuba for the first time since being returned by U.S. authorities.
Some called him Tata ("Father"). Others affectionately called him by his clan name, Madiba. The world knew him as Nelson Mandela. It was June 1990 when this force of nature, this dignified man, came to America months after being released from RobbensIsland.
As a bibliophile who devours several lineal feet of books on espionage and intelligence each month, both for review and for pleasure, I find it delightful to encounter a volume written by a professional who has walked the ground about which he writes. Michael J. Sulick spent 28 years with the CIA, including stints as chief of counterintelligence and then head of covert operations of the clandestine service.
Nov. 22, 1963 — the world seemed to stand still. Everyone who was alive remembers that horrible Friday and exactly where they were and what they were doing.
Most Americans of my generation can remember where they were when they heard that President Kennedy had been fatally shot 50 years ago because it was traumatic and it all but took place on television.
Robert K. Brown's first-person tour through war zones, revolutions, doomed adventures and the rise of Soldier of Fortune magazine has the punch of a Hollywood action thriller. There are heroes, villains, blazing guns, intrigue, humor, swagger and violent death. Unlike an action movie, it's real.
Former Cuban President Fidel Castro has published an article applauding a Russian-backed proposal to secure and destroy Syria's chemical weapons. The U.S. and Russia reached agreement Saturday to implement the plan amid an ongoing civil war in the Middle Eastern country.
During the Cold War, the Soviets challenged the United States with the implied threat of nuclear warfare. Nonetheless, the United States and the Soviet Union were often treated by the U.S. media as moral equivalents. Why?
After criticizing the U.N. for its "entrenched" bureaucracy, Samantha Power now is trying to block the re-election of a Swiss diplomat accused of lavishing praise on dictators and abuse on Israel.
Five decades after President John F. Kennedy was fatally shot and long after official inquiries ended, thousands of pages of investigative documents remain withheld from public view. The contents of these files are partially known — and intriguing — and conspiracy buffs are not the only ones seeking to open them for a closer look.
The announcement that U.S. and Cuban officials will hold landmark talks this week toward restarting direct mail service between the two nations prompted a mix of reactions on Monday on whether the Obama administration plans a broader outreach to the Castro regime in the president’s second term.
The announcement that U.S. and Cuban officials will hold landmark talks this week about restarting direct mail service between the two nations prompted a mix of reactions Monday on whether the Obama administration plans a broader outreach to the Castro regime.
One of the greatest ironies of the late strongman Hugo Chavez's rule was that even as he attempted to personify Venezuelan nationalism, he was quietly outsourcing more and more of the country's sovereignty to the Castro brothers in Cuba.
It is no surprise that the IRS has been politically used to intimidate opponents of the president. It is a tendency of socialists to eliminate political opposition. Fidel Castro did it in Cuba; Josef Stalin did it in Russia; and Mao Zedong did it in China. Eventually, these men eliminated the lives of their opponents, too. We might be grateful that this liberal administration has only eliminated political freedoms.
When Castro announced he was Communist, Mr. Brown fell in with a scruffy, colorful Florida network of anti-Castro operatives looking to invade Cuba, then Haiti and, for good measure, knock off the dictator of the Dominican Republic.
When even Fidel Castro tells everyone to calm down, it’s a sign that the rest of the world is taking notice.