Raul Castro

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Fidel Castro  welcomes Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to Havana in 1989. Photograph: Robert Sullivan/AFP/Getty

Current and former Russian leaders were swift to send warm condolences to Cuba on the death of Fidel Castro, who relied on Kremlin support during the (...)

Students light candles in honour of former Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro a day after his death, at the Havana University. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The Cuban government has declared nine days of mourning for Fidel Castro, the revolutionary leader who has died at the age of 90. His ashes will be c(...)

Fidel Castro in interviews liked to compare himself to Don Quixote. And there was indeed a larger than life, fantasist quality about the Cuban leader.(...)

Fidel Castro smokes a cigar during interviews with the press during a visit of US Senator Charles McGovern, in Havana in May 1975. File photograph: Prensa Latina/Reuters

From the famous exploding cigars to poison pills hidden in a cold-cream jar, the CIA and Cuban exile groups spent nearly 50 years devising ways to ki(...)

Cuban Americans celebrate the death of long-time Cuban leader Fidel Castro in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami, Florida on Saturday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

As in life, in death Fidel Castro was a deeply divisive figure. In Miami, where the largest diaspora of Cuban exiles live, news of his death was gree(...)

 Fidel Castro relaxes in a swimming pool during a visit to Romania in  this May  1972 file photograph. Photograph: Reuters

Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary leader, died on Friday might, his younger brother Raul announced to the nation. He was 90. Castro’s body will (...)

In Russia Garry Kasparov, former world champion turned vocal opponent of Vladimir Putin, tweeted simply: ‘Winter is here.’ Photograph: Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images

Around the world some far-right and rightwing nationalist leaders have been reacting with glee to Donald Trump’s election as US president, while other(...)

A saleswoman shows lamps to a customers while other people flock to the supermarket to take care of last minute shopping as Hurricane Matthew approaches in Kingston, Jamaica. Photograph: Henry Romero/Reuters

Haiti issued a red alert and evacuated families from tiny outlying islands as Hurricane Matthew, the strongest storm to cross the Caribbean in years, (...)

Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos (second left) and the head of the Farc guerrilla group Rodrigo Londono, aka Timochenko, shake hands during the signing of the historic peace agreement  in Cartagena, Colombia. Photograph: Luis Acosta/AFP/Getty Images

Colombia’s centre-right government and the Marxist Farc rebel group signed a peace deal on Monday, ending a half-century war that killed a quarter of(...)

 Colombian soldiers patrol a street in Cartagena prior to the signing ceremony on Monday of a peace deal between the Colombian government and Farc. Photograph: Ricardo Maldonado Rozo/EPA

A peace deal to end Latin America’s longest-running guerrilla insurgency was due to be signed late on Monday night after the Revolutionary Armed Force(...)

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