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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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  • Cuban dissidents testify on Capitol Hill against Obama policy

    Cuban dissident Jorge Luis Garcia Perez, who spent 17 years in jail as a political prisoner, said Thursday during a House subcommittee hearing that U.S. efforts for a rapprochement with Cuba are a "betrayal." "These agreements are considered by an...
  • Merits of Cuban policy shift debated by panel

    Merits of Cuban policy shift debated by panel
    A former U.S. emissary to Cuba cast doubt Thursday on the viability of the president's plan to spur democracy in Cuba by lifting certain sanctions and making it easier for Americans to visit the Communist-led island. "Normalization I predict will not...
  • US needs to keep past in mind with Cuba

    To better assess the recent change in U.S.-Cuba relations, we need a fuller historical understanding. Much of the discussion in the United States during the last some weeks has focused on undoing the effects of the past 50-plus years, a time that the...
  • Appeasement as narcissism

    Members of the Obama administration have insisted that the Taliban are not terrorists. Those responsible for the recent Paris killings are not radical Islamists. The Muslim Brotherhood is largely secular. Jihad is a "legitimate tenet of Islam." And...
  • Returning Guantanamo to Cuba isn't on the table, US official says

    WASHINGTON Returning the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay to Cuba isn't part of the deal in re-establishing relations between the United States and the Havana government, the Obama administration told Congress on Wednesday. Roberta Jacobson, assistant...
  • Rubio presses diplomats to demand human rights in Cuba

    Rubio presses diplomats to demand human rights in Cuba
    WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio extracted commitments from U.S. diplomats on Tuesday to demand full access to dissidents and human-rights advocates in Cuba before establishing normal relations with the Castro regime. "I can't imagine that we...
  • Veteran female diplomats leading U.S.-Cuba negotiations

    Veteran female diplomats leading U.S.-Cuba negotiations
    As Cuba and the United States prepare for their next landmark meeting in Washington, the future of their relations, at least in the short term and at the critical nuts-and-bolts level, rests in the hands of two veteran female diplomats. They are not...
  • Mayo: Fidel alive, but is he relevant?

    Mayo: Fidel alive, but is he relevant?
    Fidel Castro lives. For now. We think. But the bigger question amid sweeping changes in U.S.-Cuba relations: Is he still relevant? Early Tuesday, the Cuban government released fresh photos of the former president and maximum leader of the Cuban...
  • Cuba's latest revolutionary trend: Fine dining

    Cuba's latest revolutionary trend: Fine dining
    Private restaurants in Havana are exploding in number and soaring in quality, providing a treat for visitors and a surprising bright spot in a nation better known for monotonous food and spotty service. Havana now boasts nearly 2,000 private...
  • In Cuba-U.S. talks, the list of disagreements is still long

    In Cuba-U.S. talks, the list of disagreements is still long
    For all the talk about historic talks, the list of disagreements between Cuba and the United States, which could trip up renewed ties after the first round of official negotiations this month, looks a lot like it has for many years. The moods and...
  • End Cuba embargo but don't cave in to Castro's demands

    End Cuba embargo but don't cave in to Castro's demands
    And so my Cuban compadre Raúl Castro is making demands to the United States. End the embargo! Return Guantánamo to the Cuban government! And the pièce de résistance: Provide compensation for the "human and economic damage" suffered by Cuba because of U....