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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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  • Human rights will be at the center of U.S. diplomatic discussions in Havana

    Human rights and democracy will be at the center of talks when delegations from the United States and Cuba gather in Havana this week as part of continuing negotiations toward full diplomatic relations, a high-ranking U.S. official said Monday. The two-...
  • US delegation meets with Cuban officials in Havana, not Raul Castro

    Cuba's foreign minister told a group of U.S. senators and congressmen Monday that his country is open to greater diplomatic and trade ties but the congressional delegation did not meet President Raul Castro, the man who will make many of the key decisions...
  • US, Cuba embark on a new future

    MIAMI Ripples of change are sweeping over Cuba and Miami as delegations from Washington and Havana meet in the Cuban capital this week to begin discussing a new relationship for two countries that have been hostile neighbors for half a century. In the...
  • Don't expect to order that Starbucks latte in Havana just yet

    WASHINGTON Despite the Obama administration's easing of some restrictions on travel and commerce with Cuba, don't expect Starbucks to soon dot every Havana street corner or Marriott to start building a beachfront hotel. The U.S. trade embargo imposed...
  • Cuba's Fidel Castro reportedly sends letter; prisoners released

    Cuba's Fidel Castro reportedly sends letter; prisoners released
    Former Cuban President Fidel Castro, whose absence from public view for months has fueled rumors that he might be dead, reportedly sent a letter to Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona, assuring his friend that he is just fine, thank you. Meanwhile,...
  • Despite deal with Obama, Cuba still cracking down on dissidents

    The following editorial appeared in The Orange County Register on Thursday, Jan. 15: Nineteen-year-old twin brothers Bianco and Diango Vargas Martin were turned out of a Cuban prison last week. They are two of 53 dissidents released by the government...
  • Moving swiftly, US eases Cuba travel and trade rules _ punching hole in 5-decade-old embargo

    Moving swiftly, US eases Cuba travel and trade rules _ punching hole in 5-decade-old embargo
    Swiftly expanding trade ties with Cuba, the Obama administration opened the door to easier travel and a wide range of new export opportunities with the communist island starting Friday, punching the biggest hole to date in America's half-century-old...
  • No Internet in Cuba? For some, offline link to world arrives weekly

    HAVANA The vast majority of Cubans have no access to the Internet or cable television, but that doesn't mean they're out of touch with the wider world. Many stay connected through an offline system that operates in the legal shadows. It's called the...
  • Moving swiftly, U.S. eases travel and trade rules on Cuba

    Swiftly expanding trade ties with Cuba, the Obama administration opened the door to easier travel and a wide range of new export opportunities with the communist island starting Friday, punching the biggest hole to date in America's half-century-old...
  • US loosens embargo on Cuba, making trade and travel easier

    The Obama administration is putting a large dent in the U.S. embargo against Cuba as of Friday, significantly loosening restrictions on American trade and investment. The new rules also open up the communist island to greater American travel and allow...
  • Tania Bruguera on her art, her detentions and what happens next

    Tania Bruguera on her art, her detentions and what happens next
    Cuban performance artist Tania Bruguera has never been one to shy away from controversy. But her attempt to stage a performance related to free speech in Havana's Revolution Square last week led to her being detained on multiple occasions. It also led...