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Raul Castro

Raul Castro
Raul Castro (June 3, 1931 - ) is the President of Cuba and younger brother of Fidel Castro who transfered power to his brother on July 31, 2006.
Raul Castro (June 3, 1931 - ) is the President of Cuba and younger brother of Fidel Castro who transfered power to his brother on July 31, 2006. « Show less

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  • Once again, a U.S. Embassy in Havana

    Once again, a U.S. Embassy in Havana
    Later this month, the United States and Cuba will reopen embassies in each other's capitals for the first time since severing relations in 1961. This has been expected since President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro announced in December that they intended to restore diplomatic ties. As Obama has said, the U.S. policy of trying to isolate Cuba, a Soviet ally, might have made sense in the aftermath of the revolution, but it has proved to be ineffective over the subsequent half-century at forcing regime change, and ultimately has been damaging to both the people of Cuba and their relatives in the U.S., and to the standing of the United States in Latin America and around the world.
  • Cubans watching US presidential races for clues to fate of thaw

    HAVANA For all his 27 years, Yaniel Nunez has been obsessed with one question: What becomes of Cuba in the post-Castro era? It's a question that has obsessed the entire nation. But with the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations begun by Presidents Barack Obama and...

    AP Exclusive: Inaugural poet launches Cuba writing project

    Poet Richard Blanco is launching a writing project to lift what he calls Cuba's "emotional embargo." Blanco and writer Ruth Behar, both Cuban-Americans, told The Associated Press they are launching "Bridges to/from Cuba" as a forum for Cubans on and...

    Young Cuban artists testing the boundaries of dissent

    Young Cuban artists testing the boundaries of dissent
    With fake-diamond studs lining his lips and ears, and a tattoo carved under his dreadlocks, Omar Sayut is hard to miss. His version of Cuban hip-hop is what you might call hard to miss too. "Down with Raul! Down with Raul!" he chants in a video...

    Cuba has done very little to help relations with US

    Cuba has done very little to help relations with US
    More than 100 days ago, the presidents of the United States and Cuba announced their desire to reestablish diplomatic relations and open up embassies in Washington, D.C., and Havana. It is worthwhile seeing what has changed in relations between the...