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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 libre!

    (EDITOR'S NOTE: Please add the accent mark to libre in this column.) Is it possible to hold two seemingly contradictory thoughts about the president's decision to partially end the half-century embargo against Cuba? Can one agree with conservative...
  • The Cuba sanctions: Farewell to a Cold War relic

    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...
  • 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....
  • Obama's bold new policy on Cuba

    It takes a lot to shake the jaded White House press corps. So when I walked into the briefing room last Thursday and a reporter friend greeted me with "Wow, this is a legacy day," when another reporter observed that Obama was ending his sixth year with...
  • Pragmatism, not emotion, must guide Cuba policy

    "With all due respect." That's a fitting sentiment to express to Cuban-Americans angered by President Obama's decision to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba. Their emotions run deep, an indication of the decades of loss and hardship they and their...
  • Florida can gain much from changes in Cuba

    Florida can gain much from changes in Cuba
    As a recent college graduate working for The Miami Herald in 1974, I listened with wonder when older sportswriters spoke with such familiarity about a forbidden, Cold War land called Cuba. Not many years before, Miami and Havana had been home to...
  • The strange source of our Cuba policy

    For a long time, the U.S. ostracism of Cuba has been like the vintage American cars on the streets of Havana: obsolete but imperishable. It didn't topple the Castro government, didn't force human rights progress and didn't unite the world behind us. Yet...
  • Still waiting for Cuba to make promised moves

    Still waiting for Cuba to make promised moves
    One can still hope and pray that the New Year brings Cubans democracy, freedom and prosperity. On that we all agree. As 1958 was coming to a close, Cubans knew that something important was about to happen. Many — dare I say a majority —...
  • 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...
  • 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,...