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  • Fidel Castro's March to Victory

    When the Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista fled Havana in the early hours of January 1, 1959, Fidel Castro was 550 miles away, at the opposite end of the island.

  • Fidel Castro interred in rock

    Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro's ashes were encased in a large granite boulder on Sunday in a ceremony that capped nine days of public mourning and aimed to literally set in stone the legacy of one of the 20th century's most influential characters.

  • Friends gather at Castro funeral

    Flag-waving Cubans leaned from windows and lined the streets as Fidel Castro's funeral cortege approached the end of three-day journey on Saturday, rolling into the city of Santiago de Cuba where the revolutionary leader's remains will be laid to rest.

  • Castro cigars, Ali's boxing gloves highlight auction

    Muhammad Ali's fight gloves and a box of cigars signed by the Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro are among some of the highlights in an auction of memorabilia steeped in sporting history.

  • Maradona mourns "second father" Castro

    For football great Diego Maradona, Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro was more than a friend and fellow Latin American legend, he was "a second father."

  • Historic leader Fidel Castro turns 90 in new Cuba

    Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro turns 90 on Saturday in an island transformed from the one he led for half a century. Both loved as a hero and hated as a dictator, Castro is one of the giant figures of modern history.

  • Fidel Castro's rare speech saying he's nearing end

    Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro delivers a valedictory speech Tuesday to the Communist Party that he put in power a half-century ago, telling party members he is nearing the end of his life and exhorting them to help his ideas survive.

  • The rise and fall of Maradona

    Maradona was chosen number 1 in The Greatest 10 World Cup players of all time by the London-based newspaper The Times. On his 55th birthday, discover the life of Diego Maradona, the footballer as he carved out a special place for himself with his unique talent and skills.

  • Pope Francis meets Fidel Castro

    Pope Francis has met Cuba's former President, Fidel Castro, after celebrating mass in front of tens of thousands of people in Havana.

  • US Cuba talks

    US and Cuba hold historic meeting

    The highest level meeting between US and Cuba takes place in Panama for the first time in more than half a century.