Fidel Castro


A Minor-League Baseball Team Is Sorry About That Video With AOC and Kim Jong Un

She was featured in a Memorial Day tribute video that played a speech by Ronald Reagan over a montage of images.


The History of Cuba's Ongoing Obsession with Ice Cream

From 15-scoop sundaes to Castro's infatuation with a white-uddered cow, Cuba's relationship with ice cream has always been a passionate affair.


The Castro era just officially ended in Cuba

86-year-old Raúl Castro stepped down after 10 years as Cuba’s president.


The VICE Morning Bulletin

Trump attacks FBI and DOJ ahead of memo release, 12-year-old girl booked after school shooting, Donald Trump Jr. suggests key FBI official was "fired," and more.


Trump Matters More for US-Cuba Relations Than Castro's Death

Even after Fidel's death, his legacy will live on thanks to his brother—what Donald Trump will do when it comes to Cuba is far more of a mystery.


When South Dakotan College Basketball Players Became Sports Ambassadors to Cuba

In 1977, basketball players from the University of South Dakota and South Dakota State made a rare trip to Havana to play the Cuban national team in an effort to thaw relations between the two countries.


How Cuban Stand-Up Comics Spin Censorship and Poverty into Jokes

In Cuba, comedy provides a family-friendly refuge from an everyday life, and an opportunity to inch up to the line of what no one can say out loud.


Why a Community of Punks Chose to Infect Themselves with HIV in Castro's Cuba

To escape persecution, Los Frikis chose to give themselves HIV for a chance at life in a Cuban AIDS sanitarium.


Remembering Jose Fernandez

He lived the best and worst of Cuba and the best and worst of America.


I Followed Fidel Castro's Ashes as They Toured Cuba

For four days last week, a small army convoy carrying Castro's ashes zigzagged through the interior of Cuba in a symbolic reversal of the path the deceased leader took to overthrow the brutal regime of Fulgencio Batista in the 1950s.


Documenting 25 Years of Cuba's Overlooked Optimism

Starting with a trip to find long-lost relatives in the late 80s, photographer Manuello Paganelli has visited Cuba dozens of times, documenting a vibrant, optimistic side of the nation's culture.