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Fidel Castro news and analysis from The Nation
April 11, 2017
Just a Few Hundred Miles From Mar-a-Lago, the View of Trump Is Very Different
A trip to Cuba reminds us of the delicate nature of American politics.
December 9, 2016
What’s Next for Cuban Sports?
Here’s a perspective from Baltimore Orioles owner John Angelos, who attempted to use baseball to liberalize relations between the two countries.
December 1, 2016
Is the Recount Assuring Electoral Integrity, or Wasting Money on a Distraction?
John Nichols on the recounts, Katrin Hansing on Fidel Castro, and Walter Mosley on capitalism and socialism.
Start Making Sense
November 30, 2016
How Cubans See Fidel Castro and His Revolution Is Tied to How They See Themselves
It’s no surprise many beam with pride when they talk about the “triumphs of the revolution.”
Andrés S. Pertierra
November 26, 2016
After Fidel Castro, What Comes Next?
Castro’s death comes at a particularly delicate stage in the ongoing effort to normalize Cuba-US relations.
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November 26, 2016
Fidel Castro, 1926–2016
The Cuban revolutionary almost outlasted 11 US presidents.
March 22, 2016
Barack Obama, Our Man in Havana
In his historic visit to the island—the first by a US president in 88 years—Obama declared an end to the Cold War in the Americas.
February 9, 2016
What Do Cubans Think of Normalization With the United States?
They’re divided, by generation and class, over whether it will be a good thing.
September 21, 2015
In Cuba, Pope Francis and Fidel Castro Baptize a New Era
Pope Francis and Fidel Castro share a long, intertwined political history—one that also points forward to a global ideological realignment.
April 17, 2015
April 17, 1961: US-Backed Guerrillas Invade Cuba via the Bay of Pigs
“If they fail,”
warned many months in advance, “the United States will lose face in an almost irreparable way.”