Musings on the death of Fidel Castro

Michael Arkus, who covered Fidel Castro — winning a memorable interview while swimming with “El Comandante” — reflects on what might have been. Michael Arkus was a Reuters correspondent in Cuba at the start of Fidel Castro’s rule. He has written a...

Remembering feisty Fidel Castro

We asked News-Decoder correspondents for their thoughts and reminiscences about Fidel Castro following the death of the Cuban leader. “Alcohol and music have been banned for nine days.” – Malcolm Davidson I was in Cuba when when news of...

The U.S. and Cuba: Lifting a wall of mistrust

The U.S. and Cuba: Lifting a wall of mistrust

Paintings for sale in the street in Havana, Cuba, in April 2015. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan) By Pascal Fletcher In the early summer of 1999, I was summoned for an interview with one of Cuba’s top economic officials, then External Trade Minister Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz....

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