Topic Tag: Fidel Castro

Culture, Literature, Arts, Cuba

Hell or Havana?

I think this must be the first book I’ve written about since I started this column in 1998 that is certain to cause offence. That is not,...

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The buzz (Nov/Dec 2003)

On the shelf The enigma of revival Literary Occasions V.S. Naipaul, ed. Pankaj Mishra (Knopf, ISBN 0-375-41517-3) At this late stage of his...

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Engage, Culture, History, Cuba

Cuba: Revolution time

Like him or loathe him, you can’t deny the fact that Fidel Castro is a survivor. As I write this, Cuba’s compañero comandante is...

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Culture, Cuba

Gone tomorrow

Finding Mañana, by Mirta Ojito (Penguin Press, ISBN 1-59420-041-6, 304 pp) Always and everywhere, there is a trade-off between individual...

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Literature, Culture, People, Cuba, News & Online Exclusives

The Cuban question

Cuba A New History by Richard Gott (Yale University Press, ISBN 0-300-10411-1, 384 pp)   Fidel Castro is 78. When he tripped and fell...

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Literature, Culture, People, History, Cuba, United States

The Old Man and the Sea – from Cuba with love

Ernest Hemingway is the kind of writer you either love or loathe. His macho persona and trademark terse, journalistic style alienate many...

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Culture, People, History, Cuba, United States

Fidel Castro: score one to the maximum leader

The history of Cuban-American relations since Fidel Castro’s revolutionary forces seized power on New Year’s Day, 1959, has been a...

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Travel, Culture, Lifestyle, Cuba

How I lost my camera in Havana

Fidel was there to greet me when I landed at José Martí airport humming Yo soy un hombre sincero. He was everywhere at once, declaiming...

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