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Worldview surveys the legacies of two world leaders with decade-spanning rules - Cambodia’s former king Norodom Sihanouk and Cuban president Fidel Castro
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Tracing the life of Cambodia’s former king
The former king ofCambodia, Norodom Sihanouk has died at the age of 89. Cambodia gainedindependence from France in 1953 under his leadership and he remained aninfluential figure in Cambodia, even after abdicating the throne.
Cambodia’s ex-king Norodom Sihanouk dies in Beijingafp
We discuss hislife and legacy with Alex Hinton, director of the Center for the Study ofGenocide, Conflict Resolution, and Human Rights at Rutgers University and theauthor of Why Did They Kill?: Cambodia in the Shadow of Genocide
Castro’s complicated legacy
This week marks the50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis. The Obamaadministration has loosened some travel restrictions to Cuba but the U.S. stillmaintains an economic embargo against the nation.
Cuban Missile Crisis Beliefs Endure After 50 YearsThe world stood at the brink of Armageddon for 13 days in October 1962 when President John F. Kennedy drew a symbolic line in the Atlanti…
50 years of Castro1959 Cuba becomes the first Communist state in the western hemisphere after Fidel Castro, a 32-year-old lawyer, leads his rebels, known a…
Rumors begancirculating last week on Twitter that Fidel Castro had died. The government hasdenied the rumors and official Cuban media has also denied the rumors.But Castro hasn’t been seen in public since last March.
Is Fidel Castro dead? Anatomy of a trending Twitter memeJavier Galeano/AP Fidel Castro made a surprise appearance at the 6th Communist Party Congress in Havana, Cuba, held April 19, 2011. Is Cu…
We’lldiscuss the rumors with Havana-based blogger, writer and independentphotographer Orlando Luis Pardo. Then we’ll take a look at Castro’s legacy withAlberto R. Coll, director of the European and Latin American Studies program atDePaul University.