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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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  • In Cuba, likely Castro successor keeps a low profile

    In Cuba, likely Castro successor keeps a low profile
    The man expected to run Cuba after Raul Castro steps down is nearly 30 years the president's junior and is regularly on Facebook in this Internet-starved country. He is considered personable, with a certain charm, but has been careful to keep a low...
  • U.S.-Cuban normalization could shake up jazz

    U.S.-Cuban normalization could shake up jazz
    Chicago trumpeter Orbert Davis was rehearsing with students in Havana last month when a translator tapped him on the shoulder and asked him to stop everything. The translator then told the room that Cuban President Raul Castro had just been on TV to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Pope Francis bridged gap between U.S. and Cuba during secret talks

    Pope Francis bridged gap between U.S. and Cuba during secret talks
    The surprise deal between the United States and Cuba to reopen embassies and restore diplomatic relations after 53 years in the deep freeze involved no clandestine meetings in either country or participation of an aging Fidel Castro. Instead, an...
  • Mixed reaction in Miami as Florida's Cuban-American leaders blast policy shift

    Mixed reaction in Miami as Florida's Cuban-American leaders blast policy shift
    President Barack Obama on Wednesday abruptly ended more than 50 years of U.S. attempts to isolate Cuba, ushering in sweeping changes that will connect Floridians to the island through increased travel, business and communication links. The policy will...