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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...