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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Cars go slow at Havana dealer

    Car dealers in communist Cuba have a lot of time on their hands. In one dealership Wednesday, the four sales people equaled the available cars. They sat around gossiping, playing solitaire on their computers, or staring out at giant waves smashing...
  • Riding to the rhythm in Havana

    The driver of the spanking new Chinese-made Yutong bus blasted the pounding rhythms of Daddy Yankee's reggaeton hit "Dame mas gasolina" at a stop near the Foreign Relations ministry. More than two-dozen people were left waiting to board when the blaring...
  • 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...
  • Americans fear Iran, but there is much to learn from Cuba

    PARIS -- A Gallup poll issued this month says that 99 percent of the American public now has become convinced that Iran's civilian nuclear program will threaten "the vital interests of the United States in the next ten years." Eighty-three percent say...
  • 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...
  • Because shunning has worked so well for the past 50 years!

     
    Mona Charen: "To witness the handshake between Obama and Raul Castro makes the stomach turn.....>The nature of the Cuban regime should be enough to cause our president to find some way to avoid a handshake. Shameful day to be an......
  • Pope Benedict XVI arrives in Cuba

     
    Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Cuba on Monday, days after criticizing the island’s Marxism as an obsolete model in need of change, and immediately called for a future of “justice, peace, freedom and reconciliation.”...
  • Pope Benedict XVI preaches in Cuba's Revolution Plaza

     
    Pope Benedict XVI on Wednesday took to Cuba’s largest stage, the Revolution Plaza, and made a forceful plea for religious freedom, praising the communist regime’s initial steps toward allowing public worship but saying the process must be...