As the end of the year approaches, I am finally beginning to confront the death of Fidel Castro, who changed the course of my life forever. My relationship with him — even as an absence — has always been complex.
Fidel Castro and Raul Castro articles on Democracy Chronicles
The Castro Brothers have ruled Cuba since 1959. Fidel Castro was a Cuban communist revolutionary turned dictator who died in 2016. His brother Raul rules the country as one of the most repressive regimes in the Americas. See our articles on Cuba and Socialism as well.
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Most repressive country in Americas worses as Cuban human rights campaigners and reporters targeted
Speaking out against the system is a dangerous undertaking for beleaguered Cuban political artists
What does the opening of new government connections to US mean for long delayed Cuban democracy?
I write this in anticipation of World Refugee Day, June 20th. I would like you to read the stories of refugees today, interwoven with my own tale of a better yesterday.
Reestablishing diplomatic relations after 50 yr gap, Obama’s Cuba policy reversal is major reform
Cuban opposition blogger Yoani Sanchez has launched a new dissident website testing the limits of the communist regime. Only time will tell if the new Government of Raul Castro will allow this new freedom of information.