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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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  • 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...
  • Mixed reaction in Miami as Florida's Cuban-American leaders blast policy shift

    Mixed reaction in Miami as Florida's Cuban-American leaders blast policy shift
    President Barack Obama on Wednesday abruptly ended more than 50 years of U.S. attempts to isolate Cuba, ushering in sweeping changes that will connect Floridians to the island through increased travel, business and communication links. The policy will...
  • U.N.'s Ban Ki-moon hails Obama for 'courageous' Cuba move

    U.N.'s Ban Ki-moon hails Obama for 'courageous' Cuba move
    U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon praised U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday for what he called courage and vision in renewing ties with Cuba and said he had asked Washington to pursue such a course. Cuban President Raul Castro also demonstrated...
  • Statement by the President on Cuba policy changes

    Statement by the President on Cuba policy changes
    Cabinet Room 12:01 P.M. EST   THE PRESIDENT:   Good afternoon.  Today, the United States of America is changing its relationship with the people of Cuba. In the most significant changes in our policy in more than fifty years, we will end an...
  • Alan Gross home after five years in Cuban prison

    Alan Gross home after five years in Cuban prison
    Among negotiations that preceded the United States' evolving relationship with Cuba was an exchange of prisoners that included Alan Gross, a former subcontractor for the U.S. Agency for International Development. Gross, 65, of Maryland, was detained...
  • Contractor Alan Gross marking five years in Cuban custody

    Contractor Alan Gross marking five years in Cuban custody
    Four times, Alan Gross traveled to Cuba, lugging with him Internet equipment to connect the island's small Jewish community to the outside world. And four times, he completed his trips to the Caribbean island nation without a problem. With each trip...
  • Obama's Cuba decision follows change in attitudes in Florida

    Obama's Cuba decision follows change in attitudes in Florida
    For decades, the U.S. embargo on Cuba has been as much about domestic as foreign policy. In the end, a generational shift in the politics of one key state opened the way for the Obama administration to change half a century of efforts to isolate the...
  • 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....
  • 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 —...
  • 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...
  • Cuba not returning to capitalism despite U.S. deal: Castro's daughter

    Cuba not returning to capitalism despite U.S. deal: Castro's daughter
    Cuba will defend its socialist principles and will not return to capitalism just because it has agreed a detente with the United States, the daughter of President Raul Castro said, dispelling any notion that U.S. companies would be free to roll into Cuba....