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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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  • Obama, Clinton, Castro, ready to talk

     
    by Mark Silva and updated As President Barack Obama landed at Port-of-Spain this afternoon for a summit including all the hemisphere's leaders but Cuba's, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton already had welcomed Cuban President Raul Castro's call for new...
  • Cuba: Human rights, a longstanding U.S. embargo and a fresh call for change

     
    It’s coming up on two years since Fidel Castro formally stepped down as head of state in Cuba in February 2008 and younger brother Raul Castro became president. It’s been even longer since Fidel handed power to Raul on a temporary basis. But anyone...
  • Latin America, Caribbean: Creating a bloc minus the U.S.

     
    Representatives of 32 countries, including about two dozen presidents and prime ministers, are meeting in Cancun, Mexico, for a two-day summit. The goal: creation of a regional organization that excludes the United States and Canada. "It is time for Latin...
  • 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....
  • Cuba May Day; No changes offered in May Day message to Havana throngs

    May Day festivities were over in a crisp two hours Friday – less time than former leader Fidel Castro used for his anti-American rants at such events in the past. Raul Castro, in a straw hat and traditional long-sleeved guayabera, did not address the...