Thousands file through memorial honoring Castro in Cuba
Latin America & the Caribbean

Thousands file through memorial honoring Castro in Cuba

HAVANA (AP) — Thousands of Cubans were filing through a memorial in Havana’s Plaza of the Revolution on Monday as the nation plunged into a week of services bidding farewell to the man who ruled the country for nearly half a century. One of the first in line was Tania Jimenez, 53, a mathematician who … Continue reading

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Imagining Cuba’s human rights situation after Fidel Castro
Latin America & the Caribbean

Imagining Cuba’s human rights situation after Fidel Castro

HAVANA (AP) — He overthrew a strongman, brought his country free health care and education, and enlisted Cubans in what he called fights for freedom from Central America to South Africa. Fidel Castro also maintained a steel grip at home, jailing dissidents and gays, controlling freedom of travel and expression and declaring virtually any activity … Continue reading