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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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  • Fidel Castro praises Obama

    It appears ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro is alive and well , and writing again -- in praise of new U.S. President Barack Obama. The news came Wednesday after recent speculation that the 82-year-old former president, who hasn't appeared publicly...
  • Cars go slow at Havana dealer

    Car dealers in communist Cuba have a lot of time on their hands. In one dealership Wednesday, the four sales people equaled the available cars. They sat around gossiping, playing solitaire on their computers, or staring out at giant waves smashing...
  • Riding to the rhythm in Havana

    The driver of the spanking new Chinese-made Yutong bus blasted the pounding rhythms of Daddy Yankee's reggaeton hit "Dame mas gasolina" at a stop near the Foreign Relations ministry. More than two-dozen people were left waiting to board when the blaring...
  • Cell phone ring losing its bling in Cuba

    Less than a year after cell phone service was made available to ordinary Cubans, the mobile devices are losing their status as the bling bling of the proletariat. "Everyone seems to have a cell phone now," lamented Rolando Diaz, 30, a first-time cell...
  • Hurricane Ike shreds central Cuba, heads for Havana

    Hurricane Ike shreds central Cuba, heads for Havana
    Hurricane Ike ripped through central Cuba on Monday, toppling colonial landmarks and forcing the evacuation of nearly 1 million people -- with more likely to be displaced as the powerful storm plowed toward populous Havana. Revolutionary leader Fidel...
  • Hurricane Ike batters Cuba for a second day

    MIAMI -- Hurricane Ike tore into western Cuba today, dumping up to 20 inches of rain on already ravaged tobacco and sugar cane crops after its destructive romp across the length of the island that left four dead and forced the evacuation of 1.3 million....
  • Castros Have Different Styles In Disasters

    The remnants of Hurricane Paloma were already headed away from Cuba when Raul Castro visited disaster victims in Las Tunas and Camaguey provinces. Dressed in olive-green fatigues, the 77-year-old Cuban president was taking a page from his hands-on...
  • China keeps Tibet closed

    1 China The Chinese government has changed its mind and will not open Tibet to tourists again on May 1, as it had previously announced. The Tibetan Tourism Bureau told tour operators late last week to stop arranging trips beginning on that date....
  • Fidel Castro gives up Cuba's presidency

    Almost half a century after seizing power in a guerrilla war, the iconic and combative Fidel Castro quietly ceded command of communist Cuba on Tuesday, ending his rule as the world's most tenured government leader. The news met with low expectations...
  • Fidel's slow fade

    In the early '90s, when I was living in Havana with my family, my eldest daughter, Bella, who was then about 6 years old, came home from school one afternoon in a state of excitement. She asked me, in Spanish: "Daddy, do you know what 'amor' means?" I...
  • 'Obamaism:' Values, example, listening

     
    by Mark Silva Once, the United States had its "manifest destiny.'' Once, the U.S. had "the Bush doctrine.'' Now, the U.S. has "Obamaism.'' President Barack Obama, who says he will leave it to the scribes to determine what that Obamaism......