Opposition to Fidel Castro

Now Washington must lift its Cuban embargo

Cuban President Fidel Castro's resignation may seem like the end of an era, but it means little for the people of the Caribbean island.

Thursday, 21 February, 2008, 12:00am

638 Ways to Kill Castro

638 Ways to Kill Castro

Featuring: Fabian Escalante, Orlando Bosch, Luis Posada Carriles

Director: Dollan Cannell

8 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

A world cursed by dictators

While the world grappled this year with what to do about North Korea, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, global warming, poverty and disease, it ignored the most pervasive threat to peace and security of all: dictators. One by one, during the year, a string of them died without having faced justice for their crimes - proof that international law, although much touted, is essentially toothless.

29 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

A wake-up call for war-crime courts

The arrest of Augusto Pinochet in London, in October 1998, was a bolt from the blue. It can be said with near certainty that it had never crossed the minds of senior members of the British judiciary, who were soon to be landed with untangling the legal intricacies.

18 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Pinochet case a turning point in human rights battle

Any suggestion that the death of Chile's former president, Augusto Pinochet, means he has eluded the justice sought by victims of his 17-year regime must be seen in the light of the changed global human rights situation he prompted.

12 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Pinochet call

Santiago: Chile has formally asked Britain to free ex-dictator Augusto Pinochet and allow him home on humanitarian grounds.

15 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Bad acts

Not content with angering much of the world through the attempt by the Helms-Burton Act to penalise foreign firms operating in Cuba, the United States now looks set to arouse further international ire by imposing similar sanctions on any company investing in the oil industries of Iran and Libya.

24 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Bad business

When the Arab world boycotted companies trading with Israel, the United States accused them of breaching international law and attempting blackmail. But now, in a clear case of double standards, Washington is attempting to act in the same way against foreign firms doing business in Cuba.

18 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Clinton gets it wrong

SHOOTING down unarmed, civilian planes in international waters is wrong, no matter what the provocation. Cuba's defiant attitude in the wake of this ham-fisted action has won it few friends in the international community. However, the response of the United States Congress has been wholly disproportionate.

9 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Cuba defends shooting down planes

CUBA has asked the United Nations Security Council to delay any action in the wake of the downing of two American-owned planes until its foreign minister arrives to explain Havana's side of the incident.

27 Feb 1996 - 12:00am