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Cuban missile crisis beliefs endure after 50 years

October 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The world stood at the brink of Armageddon for 13 days in October 1962 when President John F. Kennedy drew a symbolic line in the Atlantic and warned of dire consequences if Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev dared to cross it. Continue Reading

Cuba marks Bay of Pigs, opens pivotal Party summit

April 16, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Cuba kicked off a crucial Communist Party congress Saturday with a big military and civilian parade to mark 50 years since the defeat of CIA-backed exiles at the Bay of Pigs, still celebrated here as a landmark triumph over the island’s powerful neighbor to the north. Continue Reading

Fidel Castro has more than 100,000 Twitter followers

March 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A Twitter account that tweets excerpts from former President Fidel Castro’s frequent musings on world affairs has passed 100,000 followers which the government says makes it the first official Cuban-themed Twitter account to break that threshold. Continue Reading

Fidel latest to say Cuba’s communism doesn’t work

September 9, 2010 in Worthington Daily Globe

HAVANA (AP) Cuba’s communist economic model has come in for criticism from an unlikely source: Fidel Castro. Continue Reading