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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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  • Visit to Cuba turns into a long trip back in time

    Visit to Cuba turns into a long trip back in time
    Colorful, crumbling and controversial, Cuba is caught between then and now, between communism and capitalism and the challenge of two currencies. Thanks to a loosening of travel restrictions for Cuban-Americans by President Barack Obama, Cubans are...
  • Obama takes 'funeral selfie' at Nelson Mandela memorial

    Obama takes 'funeral selfie' at Nelson Mandela memorial
    Aside from shaking hands with Raul Castro during a memorial service for Nelson Mandela on Tuesday, President Barack Obama is also making headlines for participating in the "funeral selfie" trend. A Getty photographer captured the moment as the POTUS...
  • Is it time for the U.S. to shake Cuba's hand too?

     Is it time for the U.S. to shake Cuba's hand too?
    The handshake between President Obama and Raul Castro at Nelson Mandela's memorial service would have made the South African leader smile. It was the latest sign of a gradual thawing in relations between Washington and Havana after a frozen half-century....
  • Obama navigates tricky diplomatic waters at Nelson Mandela memorial

    Obama navigates tricky diplomatic waters at Nelson Mandela memorial
    WASHINGTON — Even in death, Nelson Mandela is bringing together unlikely bedfellows. For President Obama, the trip to South Africa for the international icon’s memorial service has been a steady series of encounters that can test...
  • Obama shakes Cuban leader Raul Castro's hand: What it means

    President Obama’s appearance at the Soweto memorial for Nelson Mandela provided a conflict in word and deed: a none-too-subtle upbraiding of nations like Cuba and a seemingly friendly handshake with the country’s leader, Raul Castro. And...
  • Shake On It

    Shake On It
    Why are the conservative members of the Party of Lincoln so upset about President Obama shaking hands with Raul Castro at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service? Got time for a little history lesson? It has long been the favorite tool of conservative...
  • Jorge Drexler adds it up

    Jorge Drexler adds it up
    It's been more than two decades since Jorge Drexler chose the path that would earn him Uruguay's first and only Academy Award, a journey that's had little to do with movies. It started in 1992, when Drexler reached two milestones: He graduated from...
  • Cuba to end dual-currency system

    Cuba to end dual-currency system
    MEXICO CITY — Cuba announced Tuesday that it would move toward ending a two-tier national currency system widely criticized for creating a privileged class with access to a special peso. The notice, published in Granma, the official Communist...
  • Laughter, 'selfie' reflect festive mood at Nelson Mandela memorial

    Laughter, 'selfie' reflect festive mood at Nelson Mandela memorial
    Three world leaders -- a white conservative, a black liberal and an unpretentious woman governing the happiest country on Earth -- mirthfully huddled together for a photo capturing a momentous event. Nelson Mandela would have been pleased. The...
  • Obama and Castro [Letter]

    Obama and Castro [Letter]
    It's ironic that Republicans, who seem to spend all of their time finding things to criticize President Barack Obama for rather than doing anything positive to help our country, are now up in arms regarding his handshake with Cuban President Raul Castro...
  • Watch it live: Nelson Mandela's memorial service

    Watch it live: Nelson Mandela's memorial service
    More than 90 world leaders and tens of thousands of South Africans plan to pay their last respects to Nelson Mandela at a memorial service Tuesday in the Johannesburg township of Soweto. The gathering, part of 10 days of national mourning, takes place...