Former Cuban president Fidel Castro marked the 50th anniversary of the country's neighborhood watch-dog network on Tuesday with an hour long speech in front of tens of thousands of cheering onlookers in the Cuban capital.
Cuba's Fidel Castro on Tuesday said he would publish a new book in August on the fighting more than 50 years ago between his ragtag rebels and the 10,000-strong army under former dictator Fulgencio Batista.
Thousands gathered in the Cuban capital on Sunday to pay their respects to one of Cuba's few remaining original revolutionaries, Juan Almeida, who according to state media died of a heart attack Friday evening.
I was 5 years old and my dad and I were on our way to the neighborhood bakery to buy a loaf of bread. It was early on the morning of January 1, 1959. A stranger stopped us on the deserted street right outside our second-floor apartment.
A Miami official said his idea of holding an event at the Orange Bowl when Fidel Castro dies has been misconstrued. "It's not a party. It's not going to be a conga line, I promise you," said Miami city commissioner Tomás Regalado.