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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...
  • Time for a thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations

     Time for a thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations
    The United States and Cuba have been locked in the coldest of relationships for more than half a century. But a new poll suggests that the American people think it's time to warm things up a bit. We agree. The poll, commissioned by the Washington-...
  • 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-Castro handshake critics shouldn't stop at 'water's edge'

    "Partisan politics should stop at the water's edge," said a White House spokesman Wednesday, noting that it "used to be a pretty important principle that originated in the Republican Party, I believe." He was responding to criticism (much of it...
  • Can a handshake ever be more than just a handshake?

    It was one of the most awe-inspiring events of our lifetime: Ninety world leaders joining 100,000 South Africans in Johannesburg's World Cup Stadium for a four-hour-long celebration of the life of Nelson Mandela. But what did the U.S. media focus on? Not...
  • A handshake and a selfie

    A handshake and a selfie
    Judging by the media's coverage of Nelson Mandela's memorial this week, the gathering in South Africa consisted primarily of President Obama appeasing enemies of the United State and snapping juvenile "selfies" with his fellow national leaders. Those...
  • Because shunning has worked so well for the past 50 years!

     
    Mona Charen: "To witness the handshake between Obama and Raul Castro makes the stomach turn.....>The nature of the Cuban regime should be enough to cause our president to find some way to avoid a handshake. Shameful day to be an......
  • 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...
  • Castro handshake reflects poor judgment [Letter]

    Castro handshake reflects poor judgment  [Letter]
    With the evident agenda of President Barack Obama to make friends of our enemies and to make enemies of our allies, it was understandable that he would not only shake hands with Raul Castro but even exchange pleasantries with that Cuban dictator ("Obama...
  • Mayo: RIP Al Goldstein, maverick who gave SoFla the finger

    Mayo: RIP Al Goldstein, maverick who gave SoFla the finger
    Al Goldstein, the profane and hilarious New York pornographer who made an indelible mark on South Florida, died on Thursday. He achieved fame and fortune with Screw Magazine, erected an 11-foot tall middle-finger sculpture in the backyard of his...
  • 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...