Critics point to low income and food shortages, but when judging the Cuban leader it's important to look at the whole story.
A memorial service for Castro in Johannesburg.
A brave foreign policy changed history in Angola and South Africa.
Fidel Castro and Che Guevara in January 1959, shortly after the fall of the Batista regime.
At first, the Cuban revolution seemed doomed to fail.
The municipal hospital of Havana, Cuba.
An American who trained to be a doctor in Cuba gives his views of the island's health service.
Cuban doctors vaccinate displaced Haitians at a camp in Port-au-Prince.
United Nations Photo
How the motivations of Cuban doctors choosing to go on missions abroad have changed.
Hugo Chávez and Fidel Castro in 1999.
More than any other, Venezuela is a country of Cuba's making. But its own national tragedy is too deep for most citizens to mourn Fidel Castro's death.
Cuba’s former President Fidel Castro Ruz (1926-2016)
All of the world’s struggling masses owe the late Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro an enormous debt for consistently and fearlessly articulating the debilitating aspect of life under under capitalism.
Images of Castro as either a monster or saviour miss the mark, but his commitment to literacy and culture is undeniable.
A new crowdfunded show about the Cuban revolution prepares to shed new light on the leader.
A woman holding a picture of Castro and Chavez waits to pay homage to Castro in Havana on Nov. 28, 2016.
AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan
A former British ambassador to Cuba, now a professor at Boston University, still has a few questions for the late Cuban leader.
Love him or loathe him, the Cuban leader's legacy cannot be denied.
Castro in 2004.
The former Cuban leader, as seen through the eyes of Jean-Paul Sartre.
Fidel Castro's life and times illustrate how much the world has and hasn't changed.
The US and Cuban flags with Havana’s National Capitol Building in the background.
Cuba's National Capitol Building has been reclaimed as the seat of the National Assembly 54 years after it was abandoned by the new revolutionary government. There are lessons in this for others.
The latest American to flock to Cuba.
Cuba has been reforming parts of its economy since 2008. Will the thaw in relations with its Cold War adversary and Obama's visit accelerate those changes?
Penn State’s Nittany Lions became simply ‘USA’ during its games against Havana’s famed Industriales and other teams.
Kelsie Netzer/John Curley Center
The US risks being left out of Cuba's transformation if it doesn't act quickly.
Crowds cheer as Pope Francis arrives at Kololo airstrip in Kampala, Uganda.
Given the conservative stand of the Catholic Church on gays and lesbians, Pope Francis had a wonderful opportunity to extend his message of tolerance to both the religious and social realms.
Cuba’s pivot to the US is a signal to the region that its experiment with old-fashioned socialism will come to an end.
The historic warming of US-Cuban relations offers new opportunity for American entrepreneurs and Cuba's famously well-educated people – but it isn't good news for Latin American socialists.
Once upon a time it was an eternal indestructible friendship
The remnants of the Cuba-Soviet relationship are still very much part of Cuban culture – a fact on display at this month's Miami International Film Festival
The author with his brother and father on the way to Florida
“Normalization” – that’s been the word of the week among Cubans and Cuba watchers. Set aside for the moment whether it’s really possible for a dictatorship and a democracy to have normal relations, since…