While Castro's daughter Alina Fernandez supported Franco's casting, actor John Leguizamo and others accused the filmmakers of cultural appropriation.
The California representative and former state Assembly speaker has emerged as a leading challenger to be Joe Biden's running mate.
“I happen to believe in democracy, not authoritarianism,” the senator said during a CNN town hall.
The Democratic presidential hopeful defended his 1985 remarks praising some of Fidel Castro's socialist policies.
The country has not had a prime minister since 1976 when Fidel Castro vacated the role and was named Cuba's president.
The comrade-in-arms to Cuba's Fidel Castro is hated in Miami, where the New York City mayor and Democratic presidential hopeful spoke at a union rally.
The Fresno Grizzlies apologized for not properly vetting the clip shown between games of a Memorial Day doubleheader.
The country's anti-LGBTQ views have resurfaced ahead of a proposed constitutional amendment.
The 57-year-old former vice president vowed to "give continuity to the Cuban revolution."
Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel -- who is, significantly, not a Castro -- is expected to succeed him.