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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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  • Venezuela's Hugo Chavez and Colombia's Alvaro Uribe exchange fighting words

     
    You knew it had to happen. As soon as the 30-some regional leaders went behind closed doors at the so-called Summit of Unity in Cancun, Mexico, the fat hit the fire. Venezuela's leftist president, Hugo Chavez, and his right-wing Colombian counterpart,...
  • Cuba: Raul Castro laments prisoner's death; U.S. holds talks with Havana

     
    Times staff writer Tracy Wilkinson tracks Cuba news. Among the recent items:-- Cuban President Raul Castro made the rare gesture Wednesday of "lamenting" the death of a political prisoner who succumbed after an 85-day hunger strike, according to...
  • Latin America Digest: Belarus backs Venezuela, Brazil investigates priests and Cuba hears appeal on prisoners

     
    Today's One-Line News Briefs: Caracas, Venezuela — Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko offered to help Venezuela strengthen its military, saying Tuesday that President Hugo Chavez’s government should not have to worry about foreign threats....
  • Obama suddenly slaps Cuba over human rights

     
    Democrat complains his overtures have been ignored by the island's rulers....
  • Obama: It’s time to end repression in Cuba

     
    Washington, Mar 25 (EFE).- U.S. President Barack Obama is calling on Cuba's communist government to release political prisoners and respect human rights. The strongly worded statement cited “deeply disturbing” events such as last month's death of...
  • Cuba's Raul Castro meets the cardinal

     
    A rare meeting has taken place between Raul Castro, Cuba's communist president, and the head of the Roman Catholic Church on the island nation. Cardinal Jaime Ortega and other leaders of the church discussed "issues of mutual interest" with Castro,...
  • Cuba talks with Catholic Church on political prisoners

     
    A fascinating read: The Miami Herald has an analysis of what's at stake as Cuban President Raul Castro turns — for the first time — to the Roman Catholic Church as a mediator in Cuban affairs....
  • Cuban dissident calls off hunger strike after 134 days

     
    Prominent Cuban opposition blogger Yoani Sanchez was among the first to report the end to Farinas's strike, via a tweet, from the hospital in the city of Santa Clara where Farinas has been receiving nutrients intravenously since March. Sanchez also posted...
  • Oliver Stone–an exclusive interview

     
    Oliver Stone is one of those people in film that you always grab the chance to talk to. Agree or disagree with his politics, the angle of attack of his films, he's a fascinating brain to pick and one of the undisputed masters of his trade. I put him right...
  • 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...
  • Cuba buzzing over cabinet shuffle

    The fallout from the ouster of Cuba's two most prominent younger leaders has supplanted the much-anticipated World Baseball Classic as the talk of the town on the streets of Havana, even among people who are normally bored with a never-ending stream of...