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 Cuban president Raul Castro (second right) stands with Brazil’s former presidents Dilma Rousseff (left) and Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (second left) and Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro  during a memorial tribute for his brother Fidel in Santiago de Cuba. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images.

Cuban president Raul Castro has led tens of thousands of citizens in a pledge to defend the socialist legacy of his brother Fidel Castro, who died las(...)

Cubans wave flags along the Malecon, Havana’s seafront esplanade, as the ashes of Fidel Castro were borne through the country to Santiago, November 30th, 2016. Photograph: Tomas Munita/The New York Times

DEATH PLAN By Randy Archibold Every Mexico correspondent in recent years, myself included, inherited and worked on the Fidel Castro “Death Plan”(...)

Fidel Castro  in Shannon during a stopover in 1982. Castro  left a box of  Cohiba cigars for then-taoiseach Charles Haughey.

Who smoked the Cuban cigars Fidel Castro gifted to Charles Haughey? After Castro stopped off at Shannon Airport in November 1982 on the way back from (...)

Cuban leader Fidel Castro during a visit to a farm outside Havana in 1964. Photograph: Jack Manning/The New York Times
Obituary: Fidel Castro
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  • December 2, 2016, 13:36

Fidel Castro, the fiery apostle of revolution who brought the Cold War to the Western Hemisphere in 1959 and then defied the United States for nearly(...)

People stand in front of a billboard to Cuba’s late president Fidel Castro in Santa Clara, Cuba. Photograph: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters

As a left-wing student in rebel Cork in the early 1970s I was an enthusiastic Fidelista. It was de rigueur to have that iconic poster of Che in one’s(...)

A military vehicle in Havana transports the ashes of Cuba’s late president Fidel Castro at the start of a three-day journey to the eastern city of Santiago. Photograph: Reuters

Draped in the red, white and blue national flag, Fidel Castro’s ashes were borne through Havana on Wednesday, at the start of an island-crossing trek (...)

Gerry Adams, above, said  names relating to the Brian Stack case were given to him by Austin Stack, Mr Stack’s son. Austin Stack denies this. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Taoiseach has called on Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams to clarify the confusion surrounding names he gave to the Garda commissioner relating to the (...)

President Nicolas Maduro  and Bolivia’s president Evo Morales (left) sign a book of condolences as they pay tribute to Cuba’s late president Fidel Castro  in Havana. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

Schools and government offices in Cuba were closed for a second day as hundreds of thousands continued to pay tribute to Fidel Castro. The day was s(...)

Cuban leader Fidel Castro posing for photographers in Havana, Cuba in 2006. Photograph: Alejandro Ernesto/EPA

President Michael D Higgins has no plans to travel to Havana to attend memorial services for the former Cuban leader Fidel Castro this week. A spokes(...)

Fidel Castro might have eliminated illiteracy, but he closely controlled what books his citizens had access to. Photograph: Juan Mabromata/AFP/Getty Images

When Fidel Castro and his fellow guerrillas seized power in Cuba in 1959, it marked the start of the most radical effort yet undertaken in Latin Ameri(...)

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