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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...
  • 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...
  • Real change needed in Cuba for better lives, opportunities

    Real change needed in Cuba for better lives, opportunities
    The normalization of relations with Cuba has developed into an interesting debate since President Obama first announced the policy change on Dec. 17. First, it is important to recognize the fact that the results of the embargo in bringing about...
  • Cuba, US say third round of diplomatic negotiations ends

    Cuba, US say third round of diplomatic negotiations ends
    A third round of U.S.-Cuban negotiations over the restoration of full diplomatic relations ended after a day of talks, Cuban and U.S. officials said Tuesday. They provided no details on whether progress was made toward a deal on reopening embassies in...
  • Change needed at home for better lives: Front Burner

    Change needed at home for better lives: Front Burner
    The normalization of relations with Cuba has developed into an interesting debate since President Obama first announced the policy change on Dec. 17. First, it is important to recognize the fact that the results of the embargo in bringing about...
  • For help with food crisis, Cuba looks north to US farmers

    For help with food crisis, Cuba looks north to US farmers
    The rust-red fields stretched for miles in the Cuban sun, garlic shoots and beetroot leaves waving gently in the spring breeze. Pink piglets nosed for scraps under the admiring gaze of former President Ronald Reagan's first secretary of agriculture...
  • U.S. and Cuban diplomats make progress, but still at odds

    U.S. and Cuban diplomats said Friday that they had made progress in talks on normalizing diplomatic relations after a five decade break, but were still at odds over Havana’s demand to be taken off a U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism. U.S....
  • In Cuba, home of future U.S. Embassy has stories to tell

     In Cuba, home of future U.S. Embassy has stories to tell
    "Fatherland or death" might seem an unusual motto for a banner hanging outside a United States diplomatic post. But on a plaza across from the clunky six-story building that serves such a purpose in Havana, the words — placed by Cuban foes —...