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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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  • As migrants flee eastern Cuba, a town mourns those lost at sea

    MANZANILLO Cuba (Reuters) - Eighteen-year-old Miguel Lopez Maldonado boarded a homemade boat last month with 31 others, leaving behind this sleepy fishing town on Cuba's southeast coast to seek a new life in the United States. The motor broke down...
  • UN: Doctors, nurses play role in both treating, spreading Ebola

    GENEVA The World Health Organization is sounding the alarm that it has too few doctors and nurses willing to work in Africa to respond effectively to the continent's outbreak of Ebola. Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization,...
  • Market-style reforms widen racial divide in Cuba

    HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba's experiment with free-market reforms has unintentionally widened the communist-led island's racial divide and allowed white Cubans to regain some of the economic advantages built up over centuries. Under President Raul Castro,...
  • Young fan who dresses like Fidel Castro meets his idol

    Young fan who dresses like Fidel Castro meets his idol
    All that's missing is the beard. An 8-year-old Cuban boy who likes to dress up as Fidel Castro got to meet his idol after Cuba's 88-year-old retired leader invited him and his family to his Havana home for a chat. "I felt a lot of emotion upon...
  • Cuba struggles to attract investors despite reforms

    HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba has yet to attract new foreign investors despite launching two major initiatives in the past year, a sign of the lingering caution over doing business with the communist government and its own hesitancy to follow through on free-...
  • Fidel Castro's daughter Alina Fernandez visits Cuba to be with ailing mother

    MIAMI Alina Fernandez, the rebellious daughter of former Cuban ruler Fidel Castro, has gone from Miami to Havana to be with her seriously ill mother. It's her first trip back since 1993, when she escaped the island using an altered passport and wig. A...
  • Alan Gross, nearing 5th anniversary in Cuban prison, says goodbye to wife, daughter

    Alan Gross, nearing 5th anniversary in Cuban prison, says goodbye to wife, daughter
    Three hundred American rabbis have called on President Barack Obama to secure the immediate release of former State Department contractor Alan Gross as family members and advocates expressed growing concern for his physical and emotional health. Gross's...
  • Cuba escapes UN sanctions in North Korean weapons transport scheme

    The United Nations has sanctioned a North Korean shipping company but spared Cuban entities in connection with a Cuban weapons shipment seized aboard a Pyongyang-bound freighter in violation of a U.N. arms embargo. Ocean Maritime Management Company, Ltd....
  • Venezuela's Telesur television goes bilingual with English programming

    BOGOTA, Colombia When news spread this month that Mariela Castro, the daughter of Cuban leader Raul Castro, was on a doomed Air Algerie flight in Mali, she called Venezuela-based Telesur television to explain that she was "alive and kicking." Over the...
  • 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...
  • 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...