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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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  • Cuba hopes for more investment as Chinese president arrives

    HAVANA (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping ended an eight-day trip through Latin America on Wednesday with a visit to eastern Cuba, where both the island's independence struggle against Spain and Fidel Castro's revolution began. Xi arrived in Havana...
  • Report that Russia plans to reopen Havana base triggers warnings

    MIAMI A report that Russia will reopen a Havana base that eavesdropped on U.S. communications from Key West, Fla., to Washington has triggered fresh warnings of Moscow's expansionism and predictions of a continued freeze in U.S.-Cuba relations. Until its...
  • Putin denies Russia to reopen Soviet-era spy post in Cuba

    Putin denies Russia to reopen Soviet-era spy post in Cuba
    (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday denied reports that Russia plans to reopen a Soviet-era base in Cuba from which it once spied on the United States. A Russian security source said on Wednesday that Russia had reached a provisional...
  • Russia expands warming relationship with Cuba

    Like lovers who quarrel and then kiss and make up, Cuba and Russia are falling into each other's embrace again, bringing back memories of more than 30 years as the warmest of Cold War allies. The renewed love affair was in full display when Russian...
  • Deputies were trouble for Castros 25 years ago

    MIAMI Fidel Castro was so afraid of a revolt in Cuba's most elite paramilitary unit that he ordered his motorcade to avoid driving past its base, his top bodyguard at the time says. Raul Castro was so depressed he was going on drunken benders and...
  • Google's Schmidt: Trade embargo hinders Cuba's Internet

    Google Inc. Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, fresh from a visit to Havana, has described the Internet in Cuba as "trapped in the 1990s," heavily censored and with a weak infrastructure dominated by Chinese equipment because of the U.S. trade embargo. The...
  • What an outrage

    Many Illinois democrats recently showed much concern when Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner unknowingly shook hands at a campaign stop with a biker who wore a confederate flag patch on his jacket.  Remind me, were they similarly outraged when...
  • Friends, family say goodbye to bus crash victim Adrian Castro

    Friends, family say goodbye to bus crash victim Adrian Castro
    After the vigil, the remembrances, the tales of heroism recounted, what remains is the sorrow. On a blustery, bright morning in El Monte, the friends and family of Adrian Castro came together at the Church of the Nativity to say goodbye to the 19-year-...
  • Coming soon, a spring thaw with Cuba?

    "Ay Obama/Ay Obama go a little crazy come to Havana." Grupo Interactivo (Cuban pop band) It's often assumed, or even taken for granted, that U.S. policy on Cuba is not dictated in Washington but in Miami by Cuban exiles who would rather die than...
  • A year after Chavez's death, Venezuelan leader cuts ties with Panama

    CARACAS, Venezuela — President Nicolas Maduro said Wednesday that¬† he is breaking diplomatic relations with Panama, a decision he announced amid commemorations of the first anniversary of predecessor Hugo Chavez's death and continuing protests...
  • Obama shouldn't forget our man stuck in Havana

    When President Barack Obama looks abroad, he sees only the possibility of frustration and more frustration. He will not be supervising the return of Crimea to Ukraine. He and the West are unable to end the slaughter of Syria's citizens by its government....