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B. 02-01 Zika: WHO declares global emergency South America
C. 03-20 Barack Obama in Cuba at start of historic visit Havana, Cuba
D. 04-03 Panama Papers: Mossack Fonseca leak reveals elite's tax havens Panama
E. 04-16 Ecuador earthquake of 7.8 magnitude kills hundreds Muisne, Ecuador
F. 05-12 Senate voted to back impeachment trial Brasilia, Brazil
08-05 Opening ceremony celebrates Brazil to open Games
7. 08-13 Michael Phelps bows out of Games with gold in men's relay
8. 08-18 Olympics: US swimmers not robbed - police chief Rio de Janeiro
9. 08-19 Usain Bolt wins ninth Olympic gold as Jamaica take 4x100m relay

Summary.     Click for More > Michael Phelps bows out of Games with gold in men's relay Olympics: US swimmers not robbed - police chief Usain Bolt wins ninth Olympic gold as Jamaica take 4x100m relay Colombia and Farc rebels sign historic peace agreement   Brazil President Dilma Rousseff removed from office by Senate   Senate has voted to remove Rousseff from office for manipulating the budget. It puts an end to the 13 years in power of her left-wing Workers'... Hurricane Matthew: Hundreds dead in Haiti storm disaster   Cuba's Fidel Castro, former president, dies aged 90 Map of Havana Cuba
Zika: WHO declares global emergency Barack Obama in Cuba at start of historic visit Panama Papers: Mossack Fonseca leak reveals elite's tax havens  A huge leak of confidential documents has revealed how the rich and powerful use tax havens to hide their wealth Ecuador earthquake of 7.8 magnitude kills hundreds Senate voted to back impeachment trial Opening ceremony celebrates Brazil to open Games Map of Maracana stadium Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Feb.1   South America
Feb.12  Cuba  Pope Francis holds historic talks with Russian Orthodox Patriarch
Feb.18  Mexico  Pope tells Trump building walls ‘not Christian’ on way back to Vatican
Feb.21  Bolivia  President Evo Morales 'loses fourth term bid'
Mar.4  Sao Paulo  Brazil Petrobras scandal: Former president Lula questioned
Mar.17  Brazil  Brazil judge blocks Lula appointment to government
Mar.20   Cuba
Mar.25  Cuba  Crowds gather for landmark Rolling Stones concert
Apr.3   Panama
Apr.16   Ecuador
Apr.17  Brazil  Rousseff loses lower house impeachment vote
Apr.18  Ecuador  Ecuador earthquake: At least 413 people confirmed dead
Apr.20  Mexico  Petrochemical plant blast kills 3, injures more than 136
May.12   Brazil
Jun.5  Peru  Center-right economist narrowly ahead in Peru election
Jun.23  Cuba  Colombia Farc: Ceasefire signed to end five decades of war
Aug.3  Belize  Hurricane Earl heads for landfall in Belize
Aug.5   Rio de Janeiro
  The 2016 Olympics have been formally opened with a colourful and pulsating ceremony at Rio's Maracana stadium.    Broadcast to an audience of 3 billion, it celebrated Brazil's history, culture and natural beauty, before former runner Van...
Aug.7  Rio de Janeiro  Paralympics 2016: Russian athletes banned after doping scandal
Aug.11  Rio de Janeiro  Michael Phelps makes history to win 22nd Olympic gold
Aug.13   Rio de Janeiro
Aug.14  Rio de Janeiro  Usain Bolt wins 100m gold, Justin Gatlin second
Aug.18   Rio de Janeiro
 Rio de Janeiro  Usain Bolt wins 200m gold, his eighth Olympic gold
Aug.19   Rio de Janeiro
Aug.20  Rio de Janeiro  Brazil beat Germany on penalties to win men's football gold
Aug.21  Rio de Janeiro  Spectacular closing ceremony as Olympic flag goes to Tokyo
Aug.24   Cuba
Aug.28  Colombia  Definitive ceasefire takes effect in Colombia after 52 years
Aug.31  Mexico  Trump met Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto
  Brazil
Sep.26  Colombia  Colombia peace deal: Historic agreement is signed
Oct.2  Colombia  Colombia referendum: Voters reject Farc peace deal
Oct.6   Haiti
Nov.25   Cuba
  Fidel Castro, Cuba's former president and leader of the Communist revolution, has died aged 90, his brother has said.    Fidel ruled Cuba as a one-party state for almost 50 years before Raul took over in 2008. He...
Nov.28   Colombia Plane carrying members of Brazilian soccer team crashes in Colombia Map of Jose Maria Cordova de Rionegro airport Medellin Colombia
  A chartered aircraft carrying a Brazilian soccer team for a regional tournament final has crashed on its way to Medellin's international airport.    A plane was car...
Dec.20  Mexico  Dozens killed in Mexico fireworks blast





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Zika: WHO declares global emergency


February 2016 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1   South America  
  A disease linked to the Zika virus in Latin America poses a global public health emergency requiring a united response, says the WHO
Feb.12   Cuba Pope Francis holds historic talks with Russian Orthodox Patriarch
Feb.18   Mexico     Pope tells Trump building walls ‘not Christian’ on way back to Vatican   Pope Francis questioned Donald Trump's Christianity Thursday over the Republican presidential hopeful's plan to build a wall on the Mexican ... Feb.21   Bolivia President Evo Morales 'loses fourth term bid'

March 2016 ... more > Top ^
Mar.4   Sao Paulo   Brazil Petrobras scandal: Former president Lula questioned  Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been questioned by police and his house raided as part of a major fraud inquiry into the state oil company Pet... Mar.17   Brazil   Brazil judge blocks Lula appointment to government  A Brazilian judge has blocked the appointment of ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as chief of staff to his successor, Dilma Rousseff Mar.20   Cuba     Barack Obama in Cuba at start of historic visit
Map of Havana Cuba
  President Barack Obama is the first sitting US president to visit since the 1959 revolution, which heralded decades of hostility.    The US president emerged smiling from Air Force One with...
Mar.21  Cuba  Obama and Castro spar over human rights Mar.25   Cuba Crowds gather for landmark Rolling Stones concert

April 2016 ... more > Top ^
Apr.3   Panama   Panama Papers: Mossack Fonseca leak reveals elite's tax havens
  A huge leak of confidential documents has revealed how the rich and powerful use tax havens to hide their wealth
Apr.4  Panama  Panama Papers: Leaks spur global investigations Apr.11  Brazil  Brazil impeachment: Vote deals new blow to Rousseff Apr.12  Brazil  Dilma Rousseff loses PP from coalition Apr.16   Ecuador   Ecuador earthquake of 7.8 magnitude kills hundreds
Map of Muisne Ecuador
  The quake struck at 18:58 local time on Saturday near the town of Muisne. Severe damage is reported in many areas, with a bridge destroyed
Apr.17  Ecuador  Ecuador earthquake: 10,000 troops deployed as rescue begins   Brazil Rousseff loses lower house impeachment vote  Ecuador  Ecuador earthquake: Deaths rise to 272 Apr.18   Ecuador     Ecuador earthquake: At least 413 people confirmed dead   The 7.8-magnitude quake struck Ecuador's Pacific coast on Saturday, and the search for survivors continues Apr.20   Mexico   Petrochemical plant blast kills 3, injures more than 136   An explosion ripped through a petrochemical plant on the southern coast of the Gulf of Mexico, sending flames and a toxin-filled cloud into the...

May 2016 ... more > Top ^
May.9  Brazil  Rousseff: Disarray grips parliament over impeachment May.11  Brazil  Rousseff impeachment: Brazil Senate in marathon debate May.12   Brazil     Senate voted to back impeachment trial
Map of Brasilia Brazil
  Brazil's new interim President Michel Temer has addressed the nation. "Trust in the values of our people and in our ability to rebuild the economy".    He has named a busin...
May.14  Venezuela  Maduro threatens seizure of closed factories May.23  Brazil  Brazil crisis: Leaked tape forces minister Romero Juca out

June 2016 ... more > Top ^
Jun.5   Peru Center-right economist narrowly ahead in Peru election
Jun.23   Cuba Colombia Farc: Ceasefire signed to end five decades of war

August 2016 ... more > Top ^
Aug.3   Belize Hurricane Earl heads for landfall in Belize
Aug.5   Rio de Janeiro     Opening ceremony celebrates Brazil to open Games Map of Maracana stadium Rio de Janeiro Brazil
  The 2016 Olympics have been formally opened with a colourful and pulsating ceremony at Rio's Maracana stadium
 Broadcast to an audience of 3 billion, it celebrated Brazil's history, culture and natural beauty, before former runner Vanderlei de Lima lit the cauldron. The build-up has been played out against a deep recession and political protests in Brazil
Aug.6  Rio de Janeiro  Thrasher wins first gold medal of Rio Olympics Aug.7   Rio de Janeiro Paralympics 2016: Russian athletes banned after doping scandal  Rio de Janeiro  Michael Phelps wins 19th Olympic gold Aug.9  Rio de Janeiro  Michael Phelps extends his tally to 21 Olympic golds Aug.10  Rio de Janeiro  Kohei Uchimura retains Olympic crown in all-around gymnastics final Aug.11   Rio de Janeiro Michael Phelps makes history to win 22nd Olympic gold  Rio de Janeiro  Simone Biles wins all-around gold at Rio Games in US one-two Aug.13   Rio de Janeiro     Michael Phelps bows out of Games with gold in men's relay Map of Olympic Aquatics Stadium Rio de Janeiro Brazil
  He won his 23rd Olympic gold in what looks like being his final Games. Phelps, 31, secured his fifth gold of Rio 2016 to set a new Games record.    Britain finished 2.71 seconds adrift, with Australia in third. USA ...
 Rio de Janeiro  Great Britain's Mo Farah repeats as Olympic 10,000-meter champion Aug.14   Rio de Janeiro     Usain Bolt wins 100m gold, Justin Gatlin second   Jamaica's Usain Bolt became the first athlete to win three Olympic 100m titles by beating American Justin Gatlin  Rio de Janeiro  Andy Murray defeats Juan Martin del Potro for second Olympic gold Aug.18   Rio de Janeiro     Olympics: US swimmers not robbed - police chief
  Four US swimmers who said they had been robbed in Rio de Janeiro were not victims of crime, the head of the city's civil police has insisted
  Rio de Janeiro Usain Bolt wins 200m gold, his eighth Olympic gold
Aug.19   Rio de Janeiro     Usain Bolt wins ninth Olympic gold as Jamaica take 4x100m relay Map of Olympic Stadium Rio de Janeiro Brazil
  Usain Bolt ended his Olympic career by claiming an unprecedented 'triple triple' and his ninth gold as Jamaica won the 4x100m relay final in Rio.    Usain Bolt, 29, had won the 100m and 200m in Rio and ...
Aug.20   Rio de Janeiro Brazil beat Germany on penalties to win men's football gold Aug.21   Rio de Janeiro   Spectacular closing ceremony as Olympic flag goes to Tokyo   The Rio Olympics ended with a spectacular carnival-inspired closing ceremony, and the official handover to 2020 hosts Tokyo  Rio de Janeiro  USA beat Serbia in men's basketball to win last gold of Games  Rio de Janeiro  Marathon man Eliud Kipchoge completes Kenya double Aug.24   Cuba     Colombia and Farc rebels sign historic peace agreement Map of Havana Cuba
  The government and the Farc rebel group have signed a historic peace accord, putting an end to more than five decades of conflict
Aug.28   Colombia Definitive ceasefire takes effect in Colombia after 52 years Aug.31   Mexico Trump met Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto   Brazil     Brazil President Dilma Rousseff removed from office by Senate
Map of Brasilia Brazil
  Senate has voted to remove Rousseff from office for manipulating the budget. It puts an end to the 13 years in power of her left-wing Workers' Party


September 2016 ... more > Top ^
Sep.7  Rio de Janeiro  Paralympics 2016: Brazil president booed at opening ceremony Sep.26   Colombia Colombia peace deal: Historic agreement is signed


October 2016 ... more > Top ^
Oct.2   Colombia     Colombia referendum: Voters reject Farc peace deal   Voters in Colombia have rejected a landmark peace deal with Farc rebels in a shock referendum result, with 50.24% voting against it Oct.4  Haiti  Hurricane Matthew: Category Four storm pounds Haiti Oct.5  Haiti  Hurricane Matthew: Struggle to reach worst-hit parts of Haiti Oct.6   Haiti   Hurricane Matthew: Hundreds dead in Haiti storm disaster
Map of Roche-a-Bateau Haiti
  The death toll in Haiti as a result of Hurricane Matthew - the most powerful Caribbean storm in a decade - has soared to more than 300, officials say
Oct.7  Haiti  Hurricane Matthew: Haiti dead reach 800 as south awaits aid

November 2016 ... more > Top ^
Nov.25   Cuba     Cuba's Fidel Castro, former president, dies aged 90
Map of Havana Cuba
  Fidel Castro, Cuba's former president and leader of the Communist revolution, has died aged 90, his brother has said
 Fidel ruled Cuba as a one-party state for almost 50 years before Raul took over in 2008. He was accused of suppressing opposition. There would now be several days of national mourning
Nov.26  Cuba  Cuba plunged into mourning for ex-leader Nov.28   Colombia   Plane carrying members of Brazilian soccer team crashes in Colombia Map of Jose Maria Cordova de Rionegro airport Medellin Colombia
  A chartered aircraft carrying a Brazilian soccer team for a regional tournament final has crashed on its way to Medellin's international airport
 A plane was carrying 81 people
Nov.29  Brazil  Chapecoense plane crash: Football rallies around Brazilian team Nov.30  Colombia  Chapecoense air crash: Colombia investigates fuel link

December 2016 ... more > Top ^
Dec.3  Cuba  Crowds pay last respects to Fidel Castro in Santiago Dec.20   Mexico Dozens killed in Mexico fireworks blast
Dec.26  Mexico  Thousands attend Mexican girl's party after viral invitation


Colombia Farc: Ceasefire signed to end five decades of war   Colombia and Farc rebels sign historic peace agreement Map of Havana Cuba




Latin America, 2016 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
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Apr.17  Ecuador  Ecuador earthquake: 10,000 troops deployed as rescue begins
Jun.23   Cuba
Aug.24   Cuba
  The government and the Farc rebel group have signed a historic peace accord, putting an end to more than five decades of conflict
Aug.28   Colombia Definitive ceasefire takes effect in Colombia after 52 years Sep.26   Colombia Colombia peace deal: Historic agreement is signed



Latin America, 2016 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2016 Feb.1   South America Zika: WHO declares global emergency
  A disease linked to the Zika virus in Latin America poses a global public health emergency requiring a united response, says the WHO
Apr.16   Ecuador Ecuador earthquake of 7.8 magnitude kills hundreds
Map of Muisne Ecuador
  The quake struck at 18:58 local time on Saturday near the town of Muisne. Severe damage is reported in many areas, with a bridge destroyed
Apr.17  Ecuador  Ecuador earthquake: 10,000 troops deployed as rescue begins Apr.17  Ecuador  Ecuador earthquake: Deaths rise to 272 Apr.18   Ecuador   Ecuador earthquake: At least 413 people confirmed dead   The 7.8-magnitude quake struck Ecuador's Pacific coast on Saturday, and the search for survivors continues Apr.20   Mexico Petrochemical plant blast kills 3, injures more than 136   An explosion ripped through a petrochemical plant on the southern coast of the Gulf of Mexico, sending flames and a toxin-filled cloud into the... Aug.3   Belize Hurricane Earl heads for landfall in Belize Oct.4  Haiti  Hurricane Matthew: Category Four storm pounds Haiti Oct.5  Haiti  Hurricane Matthew: Struggle to reach worst-hit parts of Haiti Oct.6   Haiti Hurricane Matthew: Hundreds dead in Haiti storm disaster Map of Roche-a-Bateau Haiti
  The death toll in Haiti as a result of Hurricane Matthew - the most powerful Caribbean storm in a decade - has soared to more than 300, officials say
Oct.7  Haiti  Hurricane Matthew: Haiti dead reach 800 as south awaits aid Nov.28   Colombia Plane carrying members of Brazilian soccer team crashes in Colombia Map of Jose Maria Cordova de Rionegro airport Medellin Colombia
  A chartered aircraft carrying a Brazilian soccer team for a regional tournament final has crashed on its way to Medellin's international airport
 A plane was carrying 81 people
Nov.29  Brazil  Chapecoense plane crash: Football rallies around Brazilian team Nov.30  Colombia  Chapecoense air crash: Colombia investigates fuel link Dec.20   Mexico Dozens killed in Mexico fireworks blast



Latin America, 2016 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2016 Aug.5   Rio de Janeiro   Opening ceremony celebrates Brazil to open Games
Map of Maracana stadium Rio de Janeiro Brazil
  The 2016 Olympics have been formally opened with a colourful and pulsating ceremony at Rio's Maracana stadium
 Broadcast to an audience of 3 billion, it celebrated Brazil's history, culture and natural beauty, before former runner Vanderlei de Lima lit the cauldron. The build-up has been played out against a deep recession and political protests in Brazil
Aug.6  Rio de Janeiro  Thrasher wins first gold medal of Rio Olympics Aug.7   Rio de Janeiro Paralympics 2016: Russian athletes banned after doping scandal Aug.7  Rio de Janeiro  Michael Phelps wins 19th Olympic gold Aug.9  Rio de Janeiro  Michael Phelps extends his tally to 21 Olympic golds Aug.10  Rio de Janeiro  Kohei Uchimura retains Olympic crown in all-around gymnastics final Aug.11   Rio de Janeiro Michael Phelps makes history to win 22nd Olympic gold Aug.11  Rio de Janeiro  Simone Biles wins all-around gold at Rio Games in US one-two Aug.13   Rio de Janeiro   Michael Phelps bows out of Games with gold in men's relay Map of Olympic Aquatics Stadium Rio de Janeiro Brazil
  He won his 23rd Olympic gold in what looks like being his final Games. Phelps, 31, secured his fifth gold of Rio 2016 to set a new Games record.    Britain finished 2.71 seconds adrift, with Australia in third. USA ...
Aug.13  Rio de Janeiro  Great Britain's Mo Farah repeats as Olympic 10,000-meter champion Aug.14   Rio de Janeiro   Usain Bolt wins 100m gold, Justin Gatlin second   Jamaica's Usain Bolt became the first athlete to win three Olympic 100m titles by beating American Justin Gatlin Aug.14  Rio de Janeiro  Andy Murray defeats Juan Martin del Potro for second Olympic gold Aug.18   Rio de Janeiro   Olympics: US swimmers not robbed - police chief
  Four US swimmers who said they had been robbed in Rio de Janeiro were not victims of crime, the head of the city's civil police has insisted
Aug.18   Rio de Janeiro Usain Bolt wins 200m gold, his eighth Olympic gold
Aug.19   Rio de Janeiro   Usain Bolt wins ninth Olympic gold as Jamaica take 4x100m relay Map of Olympic Stadium Rio de Janeiro Brazil
  Usain Bolt ended his Olympic career by claiming an unprecedented 'triple triple' and his ninth gold as Jamaica won the 4x100m relay final in Rio.    Usain Bolt, 29, had won the 100m and 200m in Rio and ...
Aug.20   Rio de Janeiro Brazil beat Germany on penalties to win men's football gold Aug.21   Rio de Janeiro Spectacular closing ceremony as Olympic flag goes to Tokyo   The Rio Olympics ended with a spectacular carnival-inspired closing ceremony, and the official handover to 2020 hosts Tokyo Aug.21  Rio de Janeiro  USA beat Serbia in men's basketball to win last gold of Games Aug.21  Rio de Janeiro  Marathon man Eliud Kipchoge completes Kenya double Sep.7  Rio de Janeiro  Paralympics 2016: Brazil president booed at opening ceremony Nov.28   Colombia Plane carrying members of Brazilian soccer team crashes in Colombia Map of Jose Maria Cordova de Rionegro airport Medellin Colombia
  A chartered aircraft carrying a Brazilian soccer team for a regional tournament final has crashed on its way to Medellin's international airport
 A plane was carrying 81 people
Nov.29  Brazil  Chapecoense plane crash: Football rallies around Brazilian team



Latin America, 2016 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2016 Mar.25   Cuba Crowds gather for landmark Rolling Stones concert
Apr.3   Panama Panama Papers: Mossack Fonseca leak reveals elite's tax havens
  A huge leak of confidential documents has revealed how the rich and powerful use tax havens to hide their wealth
May.14  Venezuela  Maduro threatens seizure of closed factories Dec.26  Mexico  Thousands attend Mexican girl's party after viral invitation



Latin America, 2016 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2016 Mar.4   Sao Paulo Brazil Petrobras scandal: Former president Lula questioned  Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been questioned by police and his house raided as part of a major fraud inquiry into the state oil company Pet... Aug.18   Rio de Janeiro   Olympics: US swimmers not robbed - police chief
  Four US swimmers who said they had been robbed in Rio de Janeiro were not victims of crime, the head of the city's civil police has insisted




Latin America, 2016 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2016 Feb.12   Cuba Pope Francis holds historic talks with Russian Orthodox Patriarch
Feb.18   Mexico   Pope tells Trump building walls ‘not Christian’ on way back to Vatican   Pope Francis questioned Donald Trump's Christianity Thursday over the Republican presidential hopeful's plan to build a wall on the Mexican ... Feb.21   Bolivia President Evo Morales 'loses fourth term bid' Mar.4   Sao Paulo Brazil Petrobras scandal: Former president Lula questioned  Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been questioned by police and his house raided as part of a major fraud inquiry into the state oil company Pet... Mar.17   Brazil Brazil judge blocks Lula appointment to government  A Brazilian judge has blocked the appointment of ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as chief of staff to his successor, Dilma Rousseff Mar.20   Cuba   Barack Obama in Cuba at start of historic visit Map of Havana Cuba
  President Barack Obama is the first sitting US president to visit since the 1959 revolution, which heralded decades of hostility.    The US president emerged smiling from Air Force One with...
Mar.21  Cuba  Obama and Castro spar over human rights Apr.3   Panama Panama Papers: Mossack Fonseca leak reveals elite's tax havens
  A huge leak of confidential documents has revealed how the rich and powerful use tax havens to hide their wealth
Apr.4  Panama  Panama Papers: Leaks spur global investigations Apr.11  Brazil  Brazil impeachment: Vote deals new blow to Rousseff Apr.12  Brazil  Dilma Rousseff loses PP from coalition Apr.17   Brazil Rousseff loses lower house impeachment vote May.9  Brazil  Rousseff: Disarray grips parliament over impeachment May.11  Brazil  Rousseff impeachment: Brazil Senate in marathon debate May.12   Brazil   Senate voted to back impeachment trial Map of Brasilia Brazil
  Brazil's new interim President Michel Temer has addressed the nation. "Trust in the values of our people and in our ability to rebuild the economy".    He has named a busin...
May.14  Venezuela  Maduro threatens seizure of closed factories May.23  Brazil  Brazil crisis: Leaked tape forces minister Romero Juca out Jun.5   Peru Center-right economist narrowly ahead in Peru election Jun.23   Cuba Colombia Farc: Ceasefire signed to end five decades of war Aug.24   Cuba   Colombia and Farc rebels sign historic peace agreement Map of Havana Cuba
  The government and the Farc rebel group have signed a historic peace accord, putting an end to more than five decades of conflict
Aug.31   Mexico Trump met Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto Aug.31   Brazil   Brazil President Dilma Rousseff removed from office by Senate Map of Brasilia Brazil
  Senate has voted to remove Rousseff from office for manipulating the budget. It puts an end to the 13 years in power of her left-wing Workers' Party
Sep.7  Rio de Janeiro  Paralympics 2016: Brazil president booed at opening ceremony Sep.26   Colombia Colombia peace deal: Historic agreement is signed Oct.2   Colombia   Colombia referendum: Voters reject Farc peace deal   Voters in Colombia have rejected a landmark peace deal with Farc rebels in a shock referendum result, with 50.24% voting against it Nov.25   Cuba   Cuba's Fidel Castro, former president, dies aged 90 Map of Havana Cuba
  Fidel Castro, Cuba's former president and leader of the Communist revolution, has died aged 90, his brother has said
 Fidel ruled Cuba as a one-party state for almost 50 years before Raul took over in 2008. He was accused of suppressing opposition. There would now be several days of national mourning
Nov.26  Cuba  Cuba plunged into mourning for ex-leader Dec.3  Cuba  Crowds pay last respects to Fidel Castro in Santiago