The Associated Press plans the following story on Fidel Castro's death and its implications for Cuba:
HAVANA — As weeping Cubans mourn a man who shaped every aspect of life in modern Cuba, many privately hope his passing will pave the way for faster and deeper changes in a country frozen in time with severe economic troubles. By Michael Weissenstein and Andrea Rodriguez. UPCOMING by 3 p.m. EST: 800 words, photos, videos.
With: CUBA-CASTRO-FUNERAL PLANS. SENT: 330 words.
We have two stories out on Castro's life, one a spot obituary and the other a profile:
Fidel Castro, who led his bearded rebels to victorious revolution in 1959, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 U.S. presidents during his half-century of rule in Cuba, has died at age 90. By Michael Weissenstein and Peter Orsi.
CUBA-FIDEL CASTRO-A LIFE
Fidel Castro's revolution was slowly dying — or so it seemed. Communism had collapsed in Europe, and Cuba's Soviet lifeline was severed. Food was in short supply. A lack of diesel choked the rumble of Russian-built trucks, and factories rusted in the tropical heat. The title of an American book seemed just right: "Castro's Final Hour." Yet the Cuban leader refused to give up on the revolution he had unleashed three decades before. By Paul Haven and Peter Orsi.
These also have moved:
— Cuba-Fidel Castro-World Reaction
— Fidel Castro-Bio Box
— Fidel Castro-Quotes
— Fidel Castro-Cuba-Glance
— Fidel Castro-Key Events
— Cuba-Castro Family
— Fidel Castro-Health Problems
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