Hamilton Nolan · 12/30/15 10:28AM

Aldo Chang, once an official photographer for Fidel Castro in Cuba, looks at his old photos from his home in a Havana housing project: “When I show these to my grandson, he says, ‘What good did it do? Look at you now. You’ve got nothing.’”

A Revelation Regarding Elián González's Physical Appearance

Dayna Evans and Jordan Sargent · 04/22/15 12:05PM

Remember Elián González? The six-year-old boy who was apprehended from a relative’s home in Miami in 2000 and sent back to Cuba by American federal agents? Do you recall what he looks like? Well it doesn’t matter, because he’s hot now.

Bill Maher Doesn't Know Why We're So Scared of Castro

Matt Toder · 04/13/12 10:30PM

Earlier this week, Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen was suspended five games by the club for his comments about the longevity of Fidel Castro. On tonight's Real Time, Bill Maher wondered why Guillen was suspended and pontificated that maybe Fidel Castro isn't so bad, at least not when compared to some of the world's other unsavory heads of state.

Fidel Castro Can't Fathom the 'Ignorance and Idiocy' of These Republican Candidates, Either

Jim Newell · 01/25/12 02:20PM

Our old pal to the South, retired Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, has been watching these Republican debates, including the most recent one in which the candidates talked about Fidel Castro going to Hell. He has not been impressed, writing in an editorial that "the selection of a Republican candidate for the presidency of this globalized and expansive empire is - and I mean this seriously - the greatest competition of idiocy and ignorance that has ever been." But what if Mitch Daniels jumps in?

Fidel Castro Is Fully Retired Now

Jeff Neumann · 04/19/11 06:33AM

After taking his time leaving Cuba's Communist Party, Fidel Castro wrote today that he's finally done: "Raul knew that at this time I wouldn't accept any role in the party." They just don't make dictators like they used to.

Fidel Castro: I Quit 5 Years Ago, Suckers

Jeff Neumann · 03/22/11 07:16AM

It seems that "former" Cuban leader Fidel Castro pulled a funny on everyone! After having surgery in 2006 to stop intestinal bleeding, Fidel issued a statement saying his brother Raul would temporarily be taking charge of Cuba. But in a new column the old timer states that the people of Cuba "affectionately" called him the leader of the Communist Party even though he really wasn't (sort of) and didn't want to be (kind of). According to Fidel:

Arizona Shooting: The Latest News

Jim Newell · 01/10/11 05:32PM

It's been two days since Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and more than a dozen others were shot in Arizona by Jared Lee Loughner. Here's a round-up of some of the news that's come out on the first workday since the incident.