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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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  • '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...
  • Raul Castro: U.S. must return Guantanamo for normal relations

    Cuban President Raul Castro demanded on Wednesday that the United States return the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, lift the half-century trade embargo on Cuba and compensate his country for damages before the two nations re-establish normal relations....
  • Raul Castro says US must return Guantanamo military base to re-establish normal relations

     
    Cuban President Raul Castro demanded on Wednesday that the United States return the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, lift the half-century trade embargo on Cuba and compensate his country for damages before the two nations re-establish normal relations....
  • Obama's "gifts" to Cuba ask nothing in return

    Obama's "gifts" to Cuba  ask nothing in return
    In the six weeks since President Obama announced the United States would reestablish diplomatic relations with Cuba, two things have happened: The United States government will move ahead with its decision to improve relations with the communist...
  • 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...
  • As diplomatic talks begin in Havana, Cuba and U.S. agree to disagree

    As diplomatic talks begin in Havana, Cuba and U.S. agree to disagree
    Cuba and the United States launched their highest-level talks in a generation, agreeing to disagree on basic immigration policies but recognizing a new spirit of cooperation. Wednesday's meeting was the first of two days of sessions in the Cuban...
  • U.S. and Cuba set to start work on opening diplomatic relations

    U.S. and Cuba set to start work on opening diplomatic relations
    Acrimonious neighbors for 50 years, Cuba and the United States this week are expected to take the first concrete steps toward opening diplomatic relations and an entirely new relationship in trade, traffic and tourism. The most senior American...
  • 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...
  • 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....