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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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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 'Godfather II' explains why Dominicans worry over US-Cuba ties

    Why is the Dominican Republic worried about improving ties between the U.S. and Cuba? Just watch the movie "Godfather II." The scenes of mafia don Michael Corleone driving through the streets of Havana on the eve of the Cuban revolution were shot in...
  • Los Van Van on the go, returning to once-hostile Miami in new era of US-Cuba relations

    Los Van Van, one of Cuba's greatest dance bands, once made history of a sort just by playing in Miami, overcoming city attempts to ban the concert and braving thousands of enraged protesters to put on a concert in the heart of anti-Castro activism. Now...
  • Castro's new demands may be more Cuban politics than diplomacy

    Cuban President Raul Castro appeared to toss a wrench into normalization talks with his surprise announcement Wednesday that the U.S. government must first give up the military base at Guantanamo Bay, rescind the congressionally mandated trade embargo and...
  • Cuba invited to Smithsonian Folklife Festival

    WASHINGTON In the latest opening of American doors to Cuba, the Smithsonian Institution is preparing to host the communist country on the nation's front lawn, the National Mall, for its annual Folklife Festival, in an event that could take place as...