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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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  • Will casinos return to Cuba?

    Before there was Las Vegas, there was Havana, and if President Obama's efforts to thaw U.S.-Cuba relations succeed, gamblers might return to the island nation. "I don't think there's any question every casino executive in the United States and beyond...
  • Obama says normalization offers best chance to influence Cuba

    Normalized relations with Cuba will give the United States its best chance to influence the communist-ruled island, President Barack Obama said on Friday, and he urged Congress to ease the U.S. economic embargo against Havana. Obama, who announced on...
  • Obama: Sony made a mistake in pulling 'The Interview'

    Obama: Sony made a mistake in pulling 'The Interview'
    President Barack Obama said on Friday that Sony Pictures Entertainment made a mistake in pulling theĀ 'The Interview' from theaters, after the FBI announced that North Korea was responsible for the cyber attack on the entertainment company. "Yes I...
  • Florida can gain much from changes in Cuba

    Florida can gain much from changes in Cuba
    As a recent college graduate working for The Miami Herald in 1974, I listened with wonder when older sportswriters spoke with such familiarity about a forbidden, Cold War land called Cuba. Not many years before, Miami and Havana had been home to...
  • 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...
  • Pragmatism, not emotion, must guide Cuba policy

    "With all due respect." That's a fitting sentiment to express to Cuban-Americans angered by President Obama's decision to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba. Their emotions run deep, an indication of the decades of loss and hardship they and their...
  • Pope Francis' role in Cuba stretches back years

    Pope Francis' role in Cuba stretches back years
    It has been a generation since Pope John Paul II helped kickstart the collapse of the Soviet Union through his support for anti-communists in his native Poland. Now a new pontiff, Francis, has taken up where John Paul left off. Francis, the first...
  • Obama goes from midterm drubbing to checking off bucket list

    In the six weeks since his party took a drubbing in the midterm elections, President Barack Obama has asserted the power of his office to check off the bucket list from his 2008 campaign. The spree of action began with the surprise announcement in...
  • Not known yet if Cuba deal might bring some U.S. fugitives home

    When he heard that United States and Cuba plan to restore diplomatic ties, retired New York City police detective Tom Nerney says he was struck with hope that a convicted killer he helped bring to justice but who escaped to the Caribbean island would...
  • Obama gives Castros early Christmas gift

    Obama gives Castros  early Christmas gift
    Christmas came early for Cuba's ossified communist dictatorship. Thanks to a failed American president's search for ways to find a "place in history," Fidel Castro's decades-old dream of triumphing over the United States imperialists without giving up...
  • As Washington and Havana talk, where is Fidel Castro?

    MIAMI The stunning announcement made simultaneously in Washington and Havana of renewed diplomatic ties between both nations after nearly 56 years has raised many questions. Among the most prevalent: Where is Fidel Castro? And did he consent to the...