In Nil NIKANDROV
Jul 29th, 2012
Nil NIKANDROV On July 26 1953 in the morning a group of revolutionaries led by Fidel Castro stormed the Moncada barracks in Santiago de Cuba. The first attack against the Fulgencio Batista’s dictatorship failed, but a signal to start fighting the regime was sounded. A few years passed and a small gro...
Mar 29th, 2012
Greeted by throngs of Catholic worshipers from across the region, Pope Benedict XVI ended his two-country tour in Havana’s Revolution Plaza with a reference to what he described as a need for “authentic freedom.” Changes between Cuba and the world can come only if “each one is...
Feb 23rd, 2012
Farooque Chowdhury The meeting, dubbed ‘Encounter of Intellectuals for Peace and Environmental Conservation’, was attended by more than a hundred laureates in literature, history and social and natural sciences and eminent thinkers from 21 countries. ‘Fight, don’t let pessimism win; it’s our duty’ “W...
Dec 16th, 2010
Cuban leader Fidel Castro came close to death in 2006, according to the latest secret US diplomatic cables published by Wikileaks. Mr Castro almost died after suffering a perforated intestine during an internal flight, unnamed sources told US diplomats in Havana. The illness led Mr Castro to hand pow...
Nov 5th, 2010
A plane carrying 68 people crashed in a mountainous region of central Cuba after issuing an emergency call, state-run media said on Thursday, and there were no initial reports of survivors. Cuban television said the plane was an ATR-72-212 twin turboprop aircraft flown by Cuba’s state-owned Aer...
Oct 26th, 2010
GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba – In the midst of a deadly firefight in Afghanistan in 2002, a 15-year-old Omar Khadr — believing his death was at hand — wanted to kill as many Americans as he could, jurors heard Tuesday as they prepared to pass sentence on the Canadian-born man newly convicted as a war c...