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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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  • Fighting a bad cold, Biden cancels trip to Uruguay

    Vice President Joe Biden abruptly canceled a planned trip to Uruguay on Friday, citing a bad cold that he's been fighting for days. Yet he planned to move ahead with a later visit to Guatemala, keeping the vice president out of the country during...
  • In Cuba, home of future U.S. Embassy has stories to tell

     In Cuba, home of future U.S. Embassy has stories to tell
    "Fatherland or death" might seem an unusual motto for a banner hanging outside a United States diplomatic post. But on a plaza across from the clunky six-story building that serves such a purpose in Havana, the words — placed by Cuban foes —...
  • Raul Castro honors 'Cuban Five' intelligence agents

    Raul Castro honors 'Cuban Five' intelligence agents
    President Raul Castro on Tuesday honored five Cuban intelligence agents who spent years in U.S. prisons, becoming heroes in their homeland and causing friction between the two countries that are now in the process of restoring full diplomatic relations....
  • Does Cuba still belong on the sponsor of terrorism list?

    Does Cuba still belong on the sponsor of terrorism list?
    While President Barack Obama recently "instructed" Secretary of State John Kerry to review whether Cuba belongs on the State Department's list of "State Sponsors of Terrorism," the Federal Bureau of Investigation offered a reward of "up to $1 million...
  • Spain asks US for help on extraditions from Cuba

    Spain said Monday it has asked the United States to use its talks on taking Cuba off the blacklist of nations sponsoring terrorism to help obtain the extradition of two members of the armed Basque group ETA from the communist country. Foreign Minister...
  • 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...
  • Lift the embargo, but only if Cuba reforms

    To the editor: William M. LeoGrande writes like a football coach at halftime, laying out the other guy's weakness so he can beat him big on the second half. But U.S.-Cuba relations are no game, and LeoGrande forgets that President Obama took action on...
  • Two communist countries

    To have two communist countries lead the news recently creates perceptual challenges for readers about both regimes. We have to look at our assumptions. Is Raul Castro’s Cuba really not a collection of bad guys any more? Was the decision...
  • Still waiting for Cuba to make promised moves

    Still waiting for Cuba to make promised moves
    One can still hope and pray that the New Year brings Cubans democracy, freedom and prosperity. On that we all agree. As 1958 was coming to a close, Cubans knew that something important was about to happen. Many — dare I say a majority —...
  • U.S. government urges Cuba to respect rights of dissenters

    U.S. government urges Cuba to respect rights of dissenters
    U.S. officials have condemned Cuba's "continued harassment" of dissidents and human rights activists after police prevented a Havana demonstration intended to test whether purportedly improving U.S.-Cuba relations herald greater freedom of expression....
  • Some Maryland-based businesses look to Cuban frontier

    Some Maryland-based businesses look to Cuban frontier
    Before the Cuban Revolution, Maryland's relationship with the Caribbean island was lots of sugar and spice. Baltimore-based McCormick & Co. and the defunct Baltimore Spice Co. did business there, and when a sugar refinery opened in 1922, a U.S....