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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...
  • Prisoner's release, U.S. moves are 'Hanukkah miracle' for Cuban Jews

    Prisoner's release, U.S. moves are 'Hanukkah miracle' for Cuban Jews
    Feliz januca! Happy Hanukkah, announced the emcee, as Cuba's tiny Jewish community gathered at Havana's largest synagogue and sang first the Cuban national anthem, then that of Israel. Jews here are celebrating the holiday with an air of optimism long...
  • 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...
  • Travel, trade with the U.S. are among Cubans' top hopes

    Many Cubans expressed joy Friday at the prospect of opened relations between their nation and the United States, and, especially, at the possibility of unrestricted trade and travel for the first time in half a century. “It’s about time!&...
  • 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...
  • Cuba not returning to capitalism despite U.S. deal: Castro's daughter

    Cuba not returning to capitalism despite U.S. deal: Castro's daughter
    Cuba will defend its socialist principles and will not return to capitalism just because it has agreed a detente with the United States, the daughter of President Raul Castro said, dispelling any notion that U.S. companies would be free to roll into Cuba....
  • 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 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...
  • 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....
  • U.N.'s Ban 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...
  • 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...