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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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  • Don't ignore the yearning of Cuba's people, Mr. Obama

    Don't ignore the yearning of Cuba's people, Mr. Obama
    Sr. Barack Obama, President of the U.S.: I am writing to you because I assume that goodwill inspired your decision to change U.S. policy toward my country. I appeal to this goodwill, notwithstanding your decision to review Cuba's place on the list...
  • End U.S. embargo of Cuba

    End U.S. embargo of Cuba
    My memories of Cuba reach back to my youth in 1960 when my dad checked us into the Theresa Hotel in Harlem and Fidel Castro was a fellow guest. Since then, I have walked picket lines, signed petitions, written letters and otherwise agitated for an end...
  • In Cuba, reactions to thaw with U.S. run from cold to warm

    In Cuba, reactions to thaw with U.S. run from cold to warm
    The weekly ritual was underway. Silent and holding fake fuchsia-colored gladioluses, the Ladies in White paraded from church and down 5th Avenue in residential Havana to demand the release of political prisoners and, on this Sunday, to decry the Obama...
  • Diplomatic, and familial, ties to Cuba

    Diplomatic, and familial, ties to Cuba
    There would be roast pork, black beans and rice, yucca and flan at Eva Queral Fiastro's annual holiday dinner for her large Cuban-American family this weekend, as always. But this year, there will be an even bigger helping of news to digest: President...
  • In historic U.S.-Cuba deal, Fidel is the man who wasn't there

    In historic U.S.-Cuba deal, Fidel is the man who wasn't there
    Missing from discussions touched off by the epic changes coming in U.S.-Cuba relations was the bearded figure who stands as the constant center of 55 years of stalemate: Fidel Castro. Now 88, the elder Castro ceded power to brother Raul more than six...
  • Cuban-Americans gather in Miami to protest renewed US-Cuba ties

    MIAMI The sounds of "Obama traidor!" (Obama is a traitor) rang out Saturday at a demonstration at Jose Marti Park in Little Havana to protest renewed diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul...
  • U.N.'s Ban Ki-moon hails Obama for 'courageous' Cuba move

    U.N.'s Ban Ki-moon hails Obama for 'courageous' Cuba move
    U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon praised U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday for what he called courage and vision in renewing ties with Cuba and said he had asked Washington to pursue such a course. Cuban President Raul Castro also demonstrated...
  • Despite US relationship, Castro says Cuban revolution will live on

    Despite U.S. promises of more trade and travel under renewed diplomatic relations with the communist island, leader Raul Castro said Saturday that Cuba would continue to make economic changes at its own pace and would stick with its socialist model....
  • Cuban president praises new US ties, but won't abandon socialism

    HAVANA Cuban President Raul Castro said Saturday that Cuba would not renounce its core socialist ideals as part of a deal he struck this week with President Barack Obama to renew diplomatic relations after more than five decades. Castro, speaking at a...
  • Cuba says U.S. must respect its communist system

    President Raul Castro demanded on Saturday that the United States respect Cuba's communist rule as the two countries work to restore diplomatic ties, and warned that Cuban-American exiles might try to sabotage the rapprochement. U.S. President Barack...
  • Obama says change in Cuba is inevitable, though pace is uncertain

    Obama says change in Cuba is inevitable, though pace is uncertain
    Two days after announcing the end of a half-century-long diplomatic freeze with Cuba, President Obama warned Friday that the pace of reform in the communist island nation would be uncertain but that change was inevitable. In a wide-ranging news...