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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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  • Visit to Cuba turns into a long trip back in time

    Visit to Cuba turns into a long trip back in time
    Colorful, crumbling and controversial, Cuba is caught between then and now, between communism and capitalism and the challenge of two currencies. Thanks to a loosening of travel restrictions for Cuban-Americans by President Barack Obama, Cubans are...
  • Time for a thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations

     Time for a thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations
    The United States and Cuba have been locked in the coldest of relationships for more than half a century. But a new poll suggests that the American people think it's time to warm things up a bit. We agree. The poll, commissioned by the Washington-...
  • Famous Cuba social media activist Yoani Sanchez visits South Florida

    Famous Cuba social media activist Yoani Sanchez visits South Florida
    Yoani Sanchez has become the international poster girl for a new generation of Cubans trying to promote democratic reforms in their homeland — one tweet at a time. Sanchez, who is scheduled to speak at two public events Monday during her first...
  • Jorge Drexler adds it up

    Jorge Drexler adds it up
    It's been more than two decades since Jorge Drexler chose the path that would earn him Uruguay's first and only Academy Award, a journey that's had little to do with movies. It started in 1992, when Drexler reached two milestones: He graduated from...
  • Cuba to end dual-currency system

    Cuba to end dual-currency system
    MEXICO CITY — Cuba announced Tuesday that it would move toward ending a two-tier national currency system widely criticized for creating a privileged class with access to a special peso. The notice, published in Granma, the official Communist...
  • Brazil demanding answers from U.S. in wake of Edward Snowden leaks

    SÃO PAULO -- Brazil became the latest country to express concern about an alleged U.S. global spying program, requesting clarification from Washington after a newspaper published more documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward...
  • For NSA leaker Snowden, Venezuela or elsewhere?

    As fugitive National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden weighs his asylum options, he should be familiar with the name Luis Posada Carriles. Both Venezuela and Cuba want to get their hands on the 85-year-old Posada, accused of orchestrating the...
  • Watch it live: Nelson Mandela's memorial service

    Watch it live: Nelson Mandela's memorial service
    More than 90 world leaders and tens of thousands of South Africans plan to pay their last respects to Nelson Mandela at a memorial service Tuesday in the Johannesburg township of Soweto. The gathering, part of 10 days of national mourning, takes place...
  • Obama navigates tricky diplomatic waters at Nelson Mandela memorial

    Obama navigates tricky diplomatic waters at Nelson Mandela memorial
    WASHINGTON — Even in death, Nelson Mandela is bringing together unlikely bedfellows. For President Obama, the trip to South Africa for the international icon’s memorial service has been a steady series of encounters that can test...
  • Obama takes 'funeral selfie' at Nelson Mandela memorial

    Obama takes 'funeral selfie' at Nelson Mandela memorial
    Aside from shaking hands with Raul Castro during a memorial service for Nelson Mandela on Tuesday, President Barack Obama is also making headlines for participating in the "funeral selfie" trend. A Getty photographer captured the moment as the POTUS...
  • Obama shakes Cuban leader Raul Castro's hand: What it means

    President Obama’s appearance at the Soweto memorial for Nelson Mandela provided a conflict in word and deed: a none-too-subtle upbraiding of nations like Cuba and a seemingly friendly handshake with the country’s leader, Raul Castro. And...