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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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  • Summit of the Americas tackles war on drugs

    Summit of the Americas tackles war on drugs
    The second and final day of the Summit of the Americas takes place in Cartagena, Colombia, on Sunday, where leaders from more than 30 North and South American countries are discussing several topics, such as bolstering economic ties and who should be part...
  • Cuba stops dissident Rights Day protest, 200 held

    HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban dissidents said on Saturday that about 200 people were temporarily detained by the Communist-run island's security services in the days leading up to an international human rights celebration. Government supporters danced salsa...
  • Cuba's high court rejects appeal by Maryland man

    Cuba's Supreme Court rejected an appeal by Maryland contractor Alan Gross to be released from a 15-year prison sentence for alleged spying. The court claimed that Gross, of Potomac, who was arrested in December 2009 after distributing computer...
  • State lawmakers head to Cuba next week on trade mission

    State lawmakers head to Cuba next week on trade mission
    About a dozen state lawmakers are headed for Cuba next week for a trip they hope will boost Illinois exports. The six-day tour is being led by Rep. Jack Franks, D-Marengo, and Rep. Dan Burke, D-Chicago. They said no taxpayer dollars will be spent on...
  • Family takes case of Md. man imprisoned in Cuba to public

    Family takes case of Md. man imprisoned in Cuba to public
    – Judy Gross stood outside Cuba's diplomatic mission to the United States, microphone in hand, and described her family's Thanksgiving. "There was once again an empty seat for Alan," she told sign-wielding supporters Monday in front of the Cuban...
  • Community & Clubs: Cultural trip to Cuba a flashback to 1950s

     Community & Clubs: Cultural trip to Cuba a flashback to 1950s
    In the past, once a year I deviate from my usual Community & Clubs column for the Thanksgiving Turkey of the Year column and with this column, I will deviate again. * A trip to Cuba I was among a group of 65 who flew on a charter flight from Los...
  • Oswaldo Paya dies at 60; Cuban anti-Castro activist

    Oswaldo Paya dies at 60; Cuban anti-Castro activist
    Cuban activist Oswaldo Paya, who spent decades speaking out against the communist government of Fidel and Raul Castro and became one of the most powerful voices of dissent against their half-century rule, died Sunday in a car crash in Cuba. He was 60....
  • Jailed Cuban dissident dies in hunger strike

     
    A Cuban dissident serving a four-year prison term has died after staging a hunger strike to protest his incarceration, human rights groups say. Wilman Villar, 31, died Thursday night in a hospital where authorities had transferred him after he fell ill,...
  • Chavez holds parade to commemorate 1992 overthrow attempt

     
    Despite criticism that celebrating an overthrow attempt was inappropriate, Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez on Saturday commemorated his abortive 1992 coup with a military parade...
  • Fidel Castro's older sister dies

     
    The older sister of Cuban leaders Fidel and Raul Castro has died, news reports from Havana and Miami say. Angela Castro was 88....
  • Orlando bishop heads to Cuba for pope’s visit

     
    Orlando bishop John Noonan and a small group of parishioners from Central Florida will be part of a pilgrimage to Cuba for the Pope Benedict XVI visit to the island nation on March 26-29. The pilgrimage from Florida is being organized by the Archdiocese...