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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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  • Noah Feldman: Obama gambles that he can defeat Cuba lobby

    Noah Feldman: Obama gambles that he can defeat Cuba lobby
    With his announcement that the United States will open negotiations and try to normalize relations with Cuba, President Barack Obama is trying to break the hold of the Cuba lobby once and for all. In historical terms, that's a remarkable undertaking....
  • The Cuba sanctions: Farewell to a Cold War relic

    There may be some elderly Cubans in Havana who long ago gave up hope that the U.S. embargo against their country would ever end. On these shores, however, the 50-year policy of isolating Cuba has seemed so useless for so long that many people assumed it...
  • 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,...
  • U.S. recession's fallout: Cuban smugglers offer discounts, but takers are few

    Carlos Hernandez is surprised more neighbors aren't signing up for the illegal journey across the Florida Straits. Six months ago, Hernandez and two other young men from a northern coastal town in Matanzas province hatched up a plan to fix up an old...
  • Cuba wary as Russia cozies up

    For a country forever transformed by its relationship with the former Soviet Union, the arrival of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev today could be seen as a distant son's reunion with an estranged parent. Cuba was indelibly changed by its nearly 40-year...
  • Cell phone ring losing its bling in Cuba

    Less than a year after cell phone service was made available to ordinary Cubans, the mobile devices are losing their status as the bling bling of the proletariat. "Everyone seems to have a cell phone now," lamented Rolando Diaz, 30, a first-time cell...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Obama shouldn't forget our man stuck in Havana

    When President Barack Obama looks abroad, he sees only the possibility of frustration and more frustration. He will not be supervising the return of Crimea to Ukraine. He and the West are unable to end the slaughter of Syria's citizens by its government....
  • 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...