Castro’s Cuba

Slate’s take on the island and its maximum leader.

The Eighteenth Brumaire of the Castro Dynasty:Cuba’s military coup marks the end of the revolutionary era,” by Christopher Hitchens. Posted Monday, Aug. 7, 2006.

The Man in Havana: How has Fidel Castro stayed in power so long?” by Ian Bremmer. Posted Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006.

Democratic Cuba: Why Bush isn’t bringing it any closer,” by Jacob Weisberg. Posted Friday, June 3, 2005.

Free at Last!: What Raúl Rivero’s release from prison means for Cuba,” by Paul Berman. Posted Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004.

Scavenger Hunt: E. Howard Hunt talks about Guatemala, the Bay of Pigs, and what really happened to Che,” by A.L. Bardach. Posted Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004.

The Cult of Che: Don’t applaud The Motorcycle Diaries,” by Paul Berman. Posted Friday, Sept. 24, 2004.

The Cuban Baseball Crisis: The world finds Cuba’s quest for gold easy to ignore,” by Josh Levin. Posted Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004.

Welcome to Cuba’s Gulag: A weeklong journal of a journalist in Cuba,” by Eric Umansky. Posted Aug. 2-5, 2004.

Fidel and Me: Cuba’s maximum leader drafts Chatterbox,” by Timothy Noah. Posted Thursday, July 29, 2004.

Oliver Stone’s Twist: Is the director’s latest film soft on Castro?” by A.L. Bardach. Posted Wednesday, April 14, 2004.

The Fox in Our Henhouse: Why is Fidel Castro buying all those American chickens?” by Daniel Gross. Posted Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004.

Can Americans Travel to Cuba?” by Kate Taylor. Posted Tuesday, May 14, 2002.

How Did the U.S. Get a Naval Base in Cuba?” by Chris Suellentrop. Posted Friday, Jan. 18, 2002.

What If the Cuban Missiles Hadn’t Been a Secret?” by Tom Blanton. Posted Thursday, April 19, 2001

Long Live Elián González: Juan Miguel’s choice,” by Jefferson Morley. Posted Monday, June 12, 2000.

The Coercion of Elián’s Father,” by William Saletan. Posted Wednesday, April 12, 2000.

The Human Cost of Crippling Castro: Health care is still pretty good in Cuba—unless you die waiting for embargoed supplies,” by Atul Gawande. Posted Friday, May 1, 1998.

Cold War Follies: The Cuban missile crisis was scarier than we thought,” by Warren Bass. Posted Wednesday, Aug. 6, 1997.