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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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  • 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...
  • Cuba's Fidel Castro reportedly sends letter; prisoners released

    Cuba's Fidel Castro reportedly sends letter; prisoners released
    Former Cuban President Fidel Castro, whose absence from public view for months has fueled rumors that he might be dead, reportedly sent a letter to Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona, assuring his friend that he is just fine, thank you. Meanwhile,...
  • Tania Bruguera on her art, her detentions and what happens next

    Tania Bruguera on her art, her detentions and what happens next
    Cuban performance artist Tania Bruguera has never been one to shy away from controversy. But her attempt to stage a performance related to free speech in Havana's Revolution Square last week led to her being detained on multiple occasions. It also led...
  • Tiempo Libre: Steak and shake

    Tiempo Libre: Steak and shake
    The members of the Miami-based band Tiempo Libre compose music over meals. They get together, cook some rice, beans, fried yucca, tostones and steak, and talk about what's happening in their lives. From those stories, they write lyrics and melodies....
  • Wife of jailed contractor and the White House issue plea for his release

    Wife of jailed contractor and the White House issue plea for his release
    On the fifth anniversary of the arrest of Alan Gross in Cuba, his wife urged the U.S. government to secure his release, and the White House said it remained committed to freeing him. “Enough is enough,” Judy Gross said in a statement....
  • Wife of jailed contractor issues plea for his release

    On the fifth anniversary of the arrest of Alan Gross in Cuba, his wife urged the U.S. government to secure his release, and the White House said it remained committed to freeing him. "Enough is enough," Judy Gross said in a statement. "My husband has...
  • Full text of Obama remarks on Cuba

    Full text of Obama remarks on Cuba
    Full text of President Obama’s remarks on U.S.-Cuba relations, delivered at 12:01 p.m. today from the White House Cabinet Room: THE PRESIDENT:   Good afternoon.  Today, the United States of America is changing its relationship with the people of...
  • Mayo: U.S.-Cuba thaw - It's about time

    Mayo: U.S.-Cuba thaw - It's about time
    If the U.S. could establish diplomatic relations with and look past imperfections (and outright human rights abuses) in nations such as China, Russia and Vietnam, then why not Cuba? It's a question that most Americans have wondered for a while. But it's...
  • President Obama's statement on Cuba policy change

    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 outdated approach that, for decades, has failed to advance our...
  • Cuba-U.S. relations: A 55-year exercise in acrimony

    Cuba-U.S. relations: A 55-year exercise in acrimony
    When Cuba’s most affluent citizens fled Fidel Castro and his leftist revolutionaries after they took power on New Year’s Day 1959, they sought refuge by the thousands in southern Florida with the expectation that they’d be back home...
  • 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...