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Former First Secretary of the Communist Party and President of Cuba

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Fidel Castro: Former First Secretary of the Communist Party and President of Cuba
Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz was a Cuban communist revolutionary and politician who governed the Republic of Cuba as Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976 and then as President from 1976 to 2008. A Marxist–Leninist and Cuban nationalist, Castro also served as the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba from 1961 until 2011. Under his administration, Cuba became a one-party communist state, while industry and business were nationalized and state socialist policies were implemented throughout society.


Cuba has first PM since 1976 as longtime tourism minister takes office

Cuba’s first prime minister in more than four decades—long-serving tourism minister Manuel Marrero—took office Saturday as the country resurrected a post last held by Fidel Castro.
France 24 - Published

Manuel Marrero, Cuba's First Prime Minister In Over 40 Years

manuel marrero, cuba's first prime minister in over 40 years
Cuba's first prime minister in more than four decades -- long-serving tourism minister Manuel Marrero -- took office Saturday as the country resurrected a post last held by Fidel Castro. ......
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •BBC News

Cuba names prime minister in move to lighten presidential load

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Saturday named tourism minister Manuel Marrero Cruz as the country’s first prime minister in decades, under a new constitution that seeks to decentralize former..
Reuters - Published

Cuba acknowledges 'vestiges' of racism, launches program to fight it

Cuba's government has launched a program to combat racism, acknowledging that a problem that Fidel Castro tried to eliminate after the 1959 leftist revolution remains unresolved.
Reuters - Published

Marco Rubio "not against changes" in U.S. policy towards Cuba

In the wake of Fidel Castro's death, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who is Cuban-American, predicts there will be a "generational leadership change in Cuba over the next five to 10 years."
CBS News - Published

The legacy of Fidel Castro

How has controversial leader Fidel Castro shaped the nation of Cuba? After his passing, Jeffrey Goldberg of the Atlantic and CBS News analyst Julia Sweig reflect on the life of Fidel Castro and Cuba's..
CBS News - Published

How Cuban art fed Africa's liberation struggles

The Cold War propaganda posters which shows the support Fidel Castro gave to those fighting imperialism.
BBC News - Published

When Fidel Castro took power

A look back at CBS News correspondent Edward R. Murrow's 1959 interview with Fidel Castro. Castro died Friday at age 90.
CBS News - Published

Cuba slams US at United Nations for banning Castro family from entering America

cuba slams us at united nations for banning castro family from entering america
Cuba slammed the United States at the United Nations Saturday for barring former president Raul Castro and his family from entering the country.Washington announced travel sanctions on Thursday that..
WorldNews - Published

Man bitten by Fidel Castro's crocodile

The man, in his 70s, had been delivering a speech when he was bitten by the animal.
BBC News - Published

Democrat de Blasio apologizes for Che Guevara phrase in Miami

Democratic presidential candidate Bill de Blasio apologized on Thursday for unwittingly quoting Ernesto "Che" Guevara, a Marxist revolutionary reviled by many Cuban-Americans for helping Fidel Castro..
Reuters - Published

Castro and O'Rourke spar over immigration policy

The two Texans on the debate stage, former Obama Housing Secretary Julián Castro and former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, had a heated debate about part of the immigration law. CBSN political reporter..
CBS News - Published

The Prime Minister, The Alzheimer's Laboratory, Castro

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi explains his radical plan for Italy; then, can Alzheimer's be prevented? Lesley Stahl reports on a family that may hold the key to that critical question; and, Edward R...
CBS News - Published

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