This particular reference to an official document is one of the first important sources of biographical information on Louis Castro
The new National Assembly is meeting for first time on Sunday since January elections to pick the governing Council of State, including the presidency Castro
My wishes have always been to discharge my duties to my last breath," Castro
wrote in a letter in the Communist Party daily Granma.
A"I neither will aspire to nor will I accept - I repeat - I neither will aspire to nor will I accept, the position of president of the Council of State and commander-in-chief,A" Castro
wrote, almost 19 months after undergoing intestinal surgery and handing power temporarily to his brother Raul Castro
was born on 13 August 1926 in the south-eastern Oriente Province of Cuba.
Long before Castro
, "Cuba was one of the most literate countries in Latin America," writes Garvin, who has covered the region for The Miami Herald and The Washington Times.
Even if one accepts at face value the worst charges against Pinochet (which I don't), one must conclude that he was a mere piker in the brutality department, compared to terror champs like Castro
, Putin, Jintao, et al.
hadn't flipped in full Cold Warrior mode over Castro
But the secrecy surrounding his illness led many to think that Castro
In Washington, where opposition to Castro
has been a political given for nearly two generations, White House spokesman Peter Watkins said: "We can't speculate on his health at this time.
Virginia Ortiz, who said she had known the Castros
for 20 years, told the court that Esperanza Castro
confided to her in January that her husband, Ramon, was having an affair.
had invited the pope to visit Cuba as early as 1979, when the religious leader condemned the American embargo on trade with Cuba.