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  • Cuba remained on the list as the Soviet Union fell, Fidel Castro stopped aiding insurgents and the global focus on terrorism turned to the Mideast. (fox5dc.com)
  • With Cuba and the U.S. moving to tighten trade ties, protecting Cuba and any U.S. corporate partners from lawsuits by people claiming to have been harmed by the Castro government could prove essential. (fox5dc.com)
  • Cubans ranging from President Raul Castro to ordinary citizens describe their country's removal from the list as one of the most important elements of that detente, one that could help heal a great injustice. (fox5dc.com)
  • Senator Rubio has seen no indication that the Castro regime has fundamentally changed its behavior and is deserving of being removed from the list. (fox5dc.com)
  • For Cubans, the worst act of aggression against the island since its 1959 revolution occurred when 73 people aboard a Cuban passenger flight from Barbados to Havana died in a 1976 bombing blamed on exiles with ties to U.S.-backed anti-Castro groups. (fox5dc.com)
  • Fidel Castro, then 33-years-old, chats with ailing 31-year-old Ernesto 'Che' Guevara, at his barracks in Havana, shortly after both led the revolution that overthrew the Batista regimen in 1959. (news.com.au)
  • In April 1959, Castro accepted an invitation from the American Society of Newspaper Editors to visit the U.S. (history.com)
  • Cuban revolutionary leaders Camilo Cienfuegos (left) and Fidel Castro, surrounded by the members of the leftist guerrilla movement "26th of July Movement," enter Havana January 8, 1959, after their victory over the forces of Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista. (cbsnews.com)
  • U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon and Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro leave Nixon's office April 19, 1959, after a two-hour-and-20-minute chat behind closed doors. (cbsnews.com)
  • Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro is escorted by Massachusetts State Police as he walks to a plane at Logan Airport in Boston, for a flight to Montreal, Canada, on April 26, 1959. (cbsnews.com)
  • In February 1959, Castro became the country's new leader and remained in power until 2008. (espn.com)
  • On the island, ten years after relinquishing power, Castro has maintained a significant, albeit diminished, popular base, reflecting support for the undeniable improvements in social conditions for the country's most impoverished layers that were wrought by the revolution he led in 1959. (wsws.org)
  • FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2013, file photo, Ariel Castro makes a statement in the courtroom during his sentencing for kidnapping three women in Cleveland. (yahoo.com)
  • An Ohio prosecutor says he may seek the death penalty against Ariel Castro, the man accused of imprisoning three women at his home for about a decade, for forcing them to suffer miscarriages. (usatoday.com)
  • Ariel Castro is arraigned at Cleveland Municipal Court on Thursday on charges of four counts of kidnapping and three counts of rape. (usatoday.com)
  • Ariel Castro is arraigned at Cleveland Municipal Court. (usatoday.com)
  • Ariel Castro was charged with four counts of kidnapping and three counts of rape. (usatoday.com)
  • Ariel Castro was found hanging in his prison cell last night. (npr.org)
  • This is the address where Ariel Castro held three women captive for about 10 years. (npr.org)
  • Ariel Castro pleaded guilty this summer to hundreds of charges, including rape and kidnapping. (npr.org)
  • Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro may have died of auto-erotic asphyxiation, not suicide, a new report says, noting that his hanging body was found partially naked. (newsmax.com)
  • Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced the preliminary results of DNA testing performed in connection with Cleveland kidnapping and rape suspect Ariel Castro. (kctv5.com)
  • Privately, Nixon hoped that his talk would push Castro "in the right direction," and away from any radical policies, but he came away from his discussion full of doubt about the possibility of reorienting Castro's thinking. (history.com)
  • The Phillies and veteran utilityman Juan Castro have agreed in principle on a contract, and will likely finalize the agreement with a physical next week, Castro's agent told the Inquirer today. (philly.com)
  • He quoted the seventh paragraph of De Castro's memo as stating that the two orders 'transgressed the said constitutional authority of the court en banc and the statutory authority of the OCA (Office of the Court Administrator). (thefreedictionary.com)
  • The end of Castro's rule, the longest in the world for a head of government, frees 76-year-old Raul to implement reforms he has hinted at since taking over as acting president when Castro fell ill in July, 2006. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • CASTELE: He says no matter how hard Castro's defense had tried to avoid death for their client, in the end, death and Castro found each other. (npr.org)
  • The Attorney General's Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) received a sample of Castro's DNA late Thursday afternoon, and forensic scientists worked throughout the night to confirm that Castro is the father of the six-year-old girl born in captivity to kidnapping victim Amanda Berry. (kctv5.com)
  • Idol's" Jason Castro lays low while flying high. (tmz.com)
  • Jason Castro had a breakout season for Houston at the plate in 2013, but the left-handed hitting catcher has settled more into a high-risk, high-reward mode since then. (startribune.com)
  • Jason Castro had a breakout season for Houston at the plate in 2013, posting an .835 OPS in nearly 500 plate appearances and landing on the All-Star team. (startribune.com)
  • The Twins are among the teams aggressively digging into a very thin market of catchers, and may turn out to be a landing spot for Jason Castro, who is expected to get at least a three-year deal from some team. (startribune.com)
  • But instead of signing a free-agent starter to bolster their staff this offseason, the Twins took a different route by inking defensively minded catcher Jason Castro to a three-year, $24.5 million deal. (mlb.com)
  • The whole idea of signing Jason Castro, a lot of it was measured on the impact of catching on a staff,' Twins manager Paul Molitor said. (mlb.com)
  • Some American officials, such as Vice President Richard Nixon, believed that Castro was leaning perilously toward communism. (history.com)
  • Add fervent anti-U.S. sentiment, and you have the recipe for Monday's event in Buenos Aires where some 15,000 fans of Fidel Castro turned out to applaud the totalitarian dictator. (freerepublic.com)
  • On July 26, 1953, Castro led a revolt against the dictator Fulgencio Batista when he attacked the Moncada army barracks with 165 men and women. (cbsnews.com)
  • Tighten your seat belts," Cuban dictator Raúl Castro told listeners during a speech to his legislature on Friday, warning that the communist nation would be imposing strict economic measures to ward off further decline triggered by the economic collapse of its biggest ally, Venezuela. (breitbart.com)
  • In a report published on its Web site, El Pais said: "A grave infection in the large intestine, at least three failed operations and various complications have left the Cuban dictator, Fidel Castro, laid up with a very grave prognosis. (sunjournal.com)
  • Castro became one of the leaders of a revolutionary movement, and in 1958 he and his guerrilla forces began a campaign to successfully overthrow Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista. (espn.com)
  • 1) On July 5, 1994, Castro filed a pro se motion attacking his federal drug conviction, a motion that he called a Rule 33 motion for a new trial. (cornell.edu)
  • On January 1, 1994, Fidel Castro celebrated the 35th anniversary of his Cuban revolution, having outlasted eight American presidents, assassination attempts, the collapse of his Russian patron state, and a daily barrage of predictions heralding his imminent demise. (vanityfair.com)
  • In the new book 'Vital Voices' by Alyse Nelson, graffiti artist Panmela Castro and 31 other women describe how they change the world. (thedailybeast.com)
  • Panmela Castro was a 25-year-old graffiti artist in Brazil-using the streets of Rio de Janeiro as her canvas-when she realized she could turn her artwork into a radical public forum for change. (thedailybeast.com)
  • We need leaders who understand that we are interconnected, interdependent-leaders like Panmela Castro. (thedailybeast.com)
  • Panmela Castro uses street art as a platform to raise awareness for women's rights in Brazil. (absolut.com)
  • So I admit to imprecision on the identity of Mariela Castro s godfather. (freerepublic.com)
  • Mariela Castro s family regime, by the way, has jailed and tortured the longest suffering black political prisoners in modern history, several of them suffering longer in her father and uncle s dungeons than Nelson Mandela suffered in South Africa's apartheid. (freerepublic.com)
  • Christiane Amanpour s interview of Mariela Castro last week comes close to such a spectacle. (freerepublic.com)
  • Mariela Castro is the head of Cuba's sexual education institute and a supporter of gay rights on the island. (bbc.co.uk)
  • For decades, Castro was a source of inspiration and support to revolutionaries from Latin America to Africa, even as Cubans who fled to exile loathed him with equal measure. (espn.com)
  • 1) On April 18, 1997, Castro, acting pro se , filed what he called a §2255 motion. (cornell.edu)
  • In September 1960, Castro led a delegation to New York City to address the United Nations General Assembly. (history.com)
  • Cuban leader Fidel Castro, left, and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev hug at the United Nations in late 1960. (cbsnews.com)
  • Ernest Hemingway and Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro exchange pleasantries at the seaside after Castro won the individual championship in the annual Hemingway Anglers Tournament on May 15, 1960. (cbsnews.com)
  • But there's more to helping the pitching staff than pitch framing, as Castro excels in getting his pitchers prepared and working with them throughout their start. (mlb.com)
  • A report from the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction said two prison guards falsified logs documenting their observation of Castro in the hours before he hanged himself in his cell Sept. 3, 2013, at a prison reception center south of Columbus. (yahoo.com)
  • Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction spokeswoman JoEllen Smith says Castro was alone in his cell, and that guards were instructed to check in on him frequently. (npr.org)
  • The report released Thursday by Ohio's Department of Rehabilitation and Correction said Castro was found with his pants and underwear around his ankles, suggesting but not confirming the possibility of auto-erotic asphyxiation. (newsmax.com)
  • MANILA, Philippines - House Majority Leader Fredenil Castro on Wednesday attributed the increase in the net satisfaction rating of the House of Representatives to their "efforts to become transparent" when it comes to the 2019 national budget. (inquirer.net)
  • CASTRO VALLEY (KTVU) -- Neighbors say loud noises, foul smells and flies are coming from a house in eastern Castro Valley where the homeowner appears to be breeding hundreds of tropical birds in the backyard. (ktvu.com)
  • CASTRO VALLEY, Calif. (KTVU) - About 30,000 customers are without power in Castro Valley area Wednesday morning. (ktvu.com)
  • After seeing very little playing time during the 1999 season, Castro was traded by the Dodgers to the Cincinnati Reds for Kenny Lutz on April 1, 2000, just before the start of the season. (wikipedia.org)
  • The most recent serious attempt came in 2000, when Castro was due to visit Panama. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • In fact, the day Castro died, the warden had recommended he serve his time apart from the other inmates, an option Castro expressed interest in, the investigation found. (yahoo.com)
  • Castro committed heinous and intolerable crimes that required lifetime punishment, but correctional facilities are still responsible for protecting the health and safety of all of the inmates," defense attorney Craig Weintraub said in an email. (yahoo.com)
  • Prison policy mandates that guards conduct cell checks on special inmates such as Castro at least every half-hour. (newsmax.com)
  • Castro then told Warren that his campaign had "the same vision that I see in you, in your campaign, in the America that you would help bring about. (talkingpointsmemo.com)
  • In 2005, Castro was signed by the Minnesota Twins as a backup to rookie shortstop Jason Bartlett. (wikipedia.org)
  • Castro started more games at shortstop than any other player in 2008 for the Orioles. (wikipedia.org)
  • Castro temporarily replaced Jimmy Rollins at shortstop after Rollins suffered a right calf injury. (wikipedia.org)
  • In parts of 17 seasons, Castro hit .229/.268/.327 in over 2800 plate appearances, logging significant playing time at second base, shortstop, and third base. (mlbtraderumors.com)
  • MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan reports that the Rangers are looking for a shortstop for Triple-A and suggests Luis Cruz , Tony Abreu and Juan Castro are options. (mlbtraderumors.com)
  • Dressed as always in a crisp olive-green uniform and black combat boots, the imperially tall Castro seems younger than his 67 years. (vanityfair.com)
  • The trademark cigar is gone (Castro gave up smoking eight years ago in order to serve as a role model), but age has brushed him only vaguely: his hair and beard have grayed, a few sunspots dot his long, elegant hands. (vanityfair.com)
  • Antunez suffered 17 years in Castro s dungeons and torture chambers essentially for the crime of quoting Martin Luther King and the UN Declaration on Human Rights. (freerepublic.com)
  • Two years ago while Antunez suffered in Castro s prisons his sister (today living in the U.S.) declared: 'The Cuban government tries to fool the world with siren songs depicting racial equality in our country. (freerepublic.com)
  • Dr. Michael Castro, MD is a Internal Medicine Specialist in Glendale, AZ and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. (healthgrades.com)
  • For four years, Castro kept out of sight as he recuperated from a life-threatening intestinal illness that required multiple surgeries. (cnn.com)
  • None of the pictures, none of the footage we have seen of Fidel have been live,' said Bardach, who has interviewed the Castro brothers several times throughout the years and has written extensively about them. (cnn.com)
  • Dr. Teresa Castro-Rojas, MD is a Anatomic & Clinical Pathology Specialist in Miami, FL and has over 45 years of experience in the medical field. (healthgrades.com)
  • Castro, 53, was sentenced to life plus 1,000 years in August for abducting, raping, and beating three women he kept imprisoned in his Cleveland-area home for nearly 10 years. (newsmax.com)
  • Pitching has been a major issue for the Twins in recent years, especially last season when Minnesota pitchers combined to post the second-worst ERA in the Majors en route to a 103-loss season. (mlb.com)
  • Castro developed into a leader during his six years in Houston and already bonded with several of his new teammates at TwinsFest. (mlb.com)
  • Castro is suspected of sexually abusing three women in his home while holding them and a child hostage for years with chains, ropes and locks. (kctv5.com)
  • Castro Elementary School employs 32 teachers, who have been with the school an average of 7 years. (har.com)
  • Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Castro to book an appointment. (healthgrades.com)
  • The appointment appears to be aimed at addressing concerns Castro could continue to serve in a "holdover" capacity until a successor is appointed or an election held for his former Place 2 seat on the board. (brownsvilleherald.com)
  • Meanwhile, Edward A. Sandoval, an administrative assistant to District Attorney Luis V. Saenz, had sent a letter to Salazar asking the board's intent for replacing Castro, by appointment or by special election. (brownsvilleherald.com)
  • At her house, Warren tells Castro that he "did so many things in this campaign. (talkingpointsmemo.com)
  • Freelance reporter Sue Facter tells us she sat next to Castro on the not one, two, but three American flights it took to get back to L.A. for last week's results show, and says the singer was super chill during the crazazy flight debacle. (tmz.com)
  • We do not deny that there may be struggles, including some larger than those currently occurring, but we are prepared and in the best conditions to reverse them," Castro alleged, denying "speculation of an immediate collapse of our economy. (breitbart.com)
  • There is widespread speculation that Castro will attend the session and might even speak, though none of that had been confirmed Friday. (cnn.com)
  • Mikhail Gorbachev, the final leader of the Soviet Union, said in a statement that Castro left a lasting mark on his country and on world history. (reuters.com)
  • Last year, Medvedev also visited Venezuela and President Hugo Chavez, who has taken over the mantle of the ailing Fidel Castro as the region's far-left leader. (rferl.org)
  • MADRID, Spain (AP) - Ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro is in "very grave" condition after three failed operations and complications from an intestinal infection, a Spanish newspaper said Tuesday. (sunjournal.com)
  • And when a visiting U.S. senator told Castro recently that she was about to miss her plane home after one of his marathon talks, the Cuban leader graciously rushed her to the airport in his black Mercedes. (chicagotribune.com)
  • On Tuesday, Castro will shift focus to stop housing discrimination and address how gentrification and climate change affect housing affordability and availability. (upi.com)
  • Initial police reports obtained by Cleveland TV station WKYC said kidnap victims Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were raped by Castro. (usatoday.com)
  • Castro appears in Cleveland Municipal court. (usatoday.com)
  • Castro agreed to a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies on November 24. (wikipedia.org)
  • Castro was released by the Phillies on July 17, 2010, and returned to the Dodgers on a minor-league contract on July 27, 2010. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Phillies have agreed in principle to a one-year deal with utilityman Juan Castro. (philly.com)
  • Is Castro a good fit for the Phillies? (philly.com)
  • While Castro also spent time with the Reds, Twins, Rockies, Orioles, and Phillies, he returned to Los Angeles frequently toward the end of his career. (mlbtraderumors.com)
  • The County Prosecutor says he will seek murder charges since one woman claims Castro impregnated his victims and beat them to force miscarriages. (kctv5.com)
  • A block from the Castro wharf right off seaside thoroughfare Pedro Montt an offshoot of Highway 5 (Panamerica Sur). (telegraph.co.uk)
  • It's a few blocks' walk up a steep hill to the central Plaza de Armas with its information centre and the Iglesia San Francisco de Castro, completed in 1912. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • The Castro Theatre in San Francisco is celebrating Alfred Hitchcock's magnificent VERTIGO with 70mm screenings this weekend by releasing a pair of limited edition screenprints produced by the great people at Spoke Art , one by Sam Smith and one by Chuck Sperry. (aintitcool.com)
  • The Twins have been linked to the 29-year-old Castro, with a fresh report coming Wednesday from ESPN's Buster Olney. (startribune.com)
  • Castro was a plus-96 - in other words, 262 strikes better than those Twins catchers. (startribune.com)
  • We'll have to see if the Twins' pursuit of Castro is, indeed, as legitimate as Olney makes it sound. (startribune.com)
  • The jail says veteran local lawyer Craig Weintraub has notified the court he'll be representing Castro. (kctv5.com)
  • Castro promised in a written statement Monday that he will "end veteran, child and youth homelessness by the end of my first term, and will end chronic homelessness by the end of 2028. (upi.com)
  • Veteran utility infielder Juan Castro has announced his retirement, according to a Dodgers press release. (mlbtraderumors.com)
  • Dressed in a dark blue jail uniform, Castro held his hands clasped below his waist throughout most of the proceedings, staring at the floor, even while exchanging words and a few nods with his attorney. (usatoday.com)