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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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  • Cuba lifts ban on athletes playing for professional teams

    Cuba's government has lifted its ban on professional sports, allowing athletes to sign contracts and compete for pay outside the island. The change will make it easier for Cubans to compete professionally in Europe and Asia, but it does not...
  • Americans fear Iran, but there is much to learn from Cuba

    PARIS -- A Gallup poll issued this month says that 99 percent of the American public now has become convinced that Iran's civilian nuclear program will threaten "the vital interests of the United States in the next ten years." Eighty-three percent say...
  • Jorge Drexler adds it up

    Jorge Drexler adds it up
    It's been more than two decades since Jorge Drexler chose the path that would earn him Uruguay's first and only Academy Award, a journey that's had little to do with movies. It started in 1992, when Drexler reached two milestones: He graduated from...
  • Famous Cuba social media activist Yoani Sanchez visits South Florida

    Famous Cuba social media activist Yoani Sanchez visits South Florida
    Yoani Sanchez has become the international poster girl for a new generation of Cubans trying to promote democratic reforms in their homeland — one tweet at a time. Sanchez, who is scheduled to speak at two public events Monday during her first...
  • For NSA leaker Snowden, Venezuela or elsewhere?

    As fugitive National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden weighs his asylum options, he should be familiar with the name Luis Posada Carriles. Both Venezuela and Cuba want to get their hands on the 85-year-old Posada, accused of orchestrating the...
  • Brazil demanding answers from U.S. in wake of Edward Snowden leaks

    SÃO PAULO -- Brazil became the latest country to express concern about an alleged U.S. global spying program, requesting clarification from Washington after a newspaper published more documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward...
  • Latin American governments congratulate Chavez win in Venezuela

     
    Governments in Latin America quickly congratulated Hugo Chavez on his reelection Sunday as president of Venezuela, a sign of his convincing win over strong opposition challenger Henrique Capriles....
  • Cuba lifts 'exit visa' requirement for its citizens

     
    MEXICO CITY -- The Cuban government announced Tuesday that it plans to rescind the requirement that its citizens obtain exit visas in order to travel abroad, generating hope on the island that a longstanding bureaucratic hindrance to their freedom of...
  • Belated hurricane relief headed to battered Caribbean islands

     
    United Nations relief agencies are heading up a global mission to bring food, shelter and construction materials to Caribbean islands battered by Hurricane Sandy last week -- a belated response by the world body whose New York headquarters and staff...
  • What to Drive to the World's Biggest Classic-Car Cruise

     
    The Woodward Dream Cruise happens every year on the third Saturday in August as it has since 1995, when a group of volunteers decided to try and relive their youth from the 1950s and 1960s, back when evening entertainment in......
  • Venezuela's Chavez in Cuba for Cancer Surgery

    Venezuela's Chavez in Cuba for Cancer Surgery
    Havana -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez arrived Monday in Cuba for surgery just days after saying his cancer had returned. State-run VTV showed Chavez embracing Vice President Nicolas Maduro and other top Venezuelan officials before his plane took off...