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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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  • Turbulent voyage: the Cuban baseball pipeline

    The clandestine journey from decaying ballparks to major league stadiums can be treacherous, degrading and expensive for Cuban baseball players who risk their lives on sea crossings only to be auctioned off by smugglers demanding an exorbitant cut of...
  • U.S.-Cuba talks in Havana set for Jan. 21-22

    U.S.-Cuba talks in Havana set for Jan. 21-22
    The United States later this month is sending its highest level delegation to Cuba in decades for talks on migration and normalizing ties. The State Department says Roberta Jacobson, America's top diplomat for Latin America, will lead the U.S....
  • Dissidents being freed but questions hang over US-Cuba deal; no word from US spy or Fidel

    At least 25 dissidents were free Thursday in what a leading human rights advocate said was part of Cuba's deal with Washington to release 53 members of the island's political opposition. Neither the Obama administration nor the Cuban government spoke...
  • What will become of baseball's decline in Cuba? The field might open further in U.S.

    Yusseff Diaz follows the Cuban baseball league and the Big Red Machine national team from afar with the same passion as an astronomer following his favorite stars. Diaz, who lives in Hialeah, Fla. owns a collection of Cuban baseball memorabilia and...
  • Repression in Cuba

    The following editorial appeared in the Miami Herald on Monday, Jan. 5: When Raul Castro somberly informed the Cuban people in a nationwide broadcast last month about the opening of full diplomatic relations with the United States, he made it clear...
  • Tiempo Libre: Steak and shake

    Tiempo Libre: Steak and shake
    The members of the Miami-based band Tiempo Libre compose music over meals. They get together, cook some rice, beans, fried yucca, tostones and steak, and talk about what's happening in their lives. From those stories, they write lyrics and melodies....
  • Wife of freed Cuban spy gives birth after artificial insemination

    MEXICO CITY The seeds of U.S.-Cuba diplomacy have born fruit. The wife of a Cuban spy freed by the United States three weeks ago gave birth to a baby daughter in Havana on Tuesday, the result of efforts to bring about a thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations that...
  • Cuban dissident says he believes 3 men on US list of 53 political prisoners have been freed

    Three Cuban political prisoners were freed Wednesday and a leading human rights advocate said he believed their liberation was part of a U.S.-Cuban deal to release 53 dissidents. The head of Cuba's Human Rights and Reconciliation Commission, Elizardo...
  • Obama's Cuba decision follows change in attitudes in Florida

    For decades, the U.S. embargo on Cuba has been as much about domestic as foreign policy. In the end, a generational shift in the politics of one key state opened the way for the Obama administration to change half a century of efforts to isolate the...
  • Full text of Obama remarks on Cuba

    Full text of Obama remarks on Cuba
    Full text of President Obama’s remarks on U.S.-Cuba relations, delivered at 12:01 p.m. today from the White House Cabinet Room: THE PRESIDENT:   Good afternoon.  Today, the United States of America is changing its relationship with the people of...
  • In quotes: What they're saying about Cuba policy shift

    In quotes: What they're saying about Cuba policy shift
    President Barack Obama: "With the changes I'm announcing today, it will be easier for Americans to travel to Cuba, and Americans will be able to use American credit and debit cards on the island. Nobody represents America's values better than the...