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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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  • It's a new -- and depressing -- ball game in Havana

    Team Cuba's unexpected departure from the World Baseball Classic has thrown the island's national pastime into a period of introspection and self-flagellation. "Our team was humiliated not only by the opposition but by the very people running it," said...
  • 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......
  • Obama's Latin tour: Reengaging America

     
    by Mark Silva During a four-day spree of diplomacy that started in Mexico on Thursday and returns President Barack Obama to Washington today, the new American president has attempted to stake productive new relationships on three fronts within a...
  • 'Anti-Americanism isn't cool anymore'

     
    by Mark Silva People are missing the point in President Barack Obama's encounters with other worlds leader and the responses that Obama is getting. The point, says Obama adviser David Axelrod: "Anti-Americanism isn't cool any more.'' This follows...
  • Obama Sees Positive Signs From Venezuela, Cuba

    PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad - President Barack Obama on Sunday suggested Cuba release its political prisoners and strongly defended his highly publicized handshakes with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez at the end of overseas trip that he said heralded a...
  • Looking, hopefully, for a better life in Havana

    Sebastian jumped off one of nearly 60 Chinese-made buses that arrives every day from the provinces, stretched out his slender arms like wings and took a deep breath in the hot evening air. Cuba's densely-packed capital, with more than two million souls,...