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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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  • In Cuba, reactions to thaw with U.S. run from cold to warm

    In Cuba, reactions to thaw with U.S. run from cold to warm
    The weekly ritual was underway. Silent and holding fake fuchsia-colored gladioluses, the Ladies in White paraded from church and down 5th Avenue in residential Havana to demand the release of political prisoners and, on this Sunday, to decry the Obama...
  • Don't ignore the yearning of Cuba's people, Mr. Obama

    Don't ignore the yearning of Cuba's people, Mr. Obama
    Sr. Barack Obama, President of the U.S.: I am writing to you because I assume that goodwill inspired your decision to change U.S. policy toward my country. I appeal to this goodwill, notwithstanding your decision to review Cuba's place on the list...
  • Prisoner's release, U.S. moves are 'Hanukkah miracle' for Cuban Jews

    Prisoner's release, U.S. moves are 'Hanukkah miracle' for Cuban Jews
    Feliz januca! Happy Hanukkah, announced the emcee, as Cuba's tiny Jewish community gathered at Havana's largest synagogue and sang first the Cuban national anthem, then that of Israel. Jews here are celebrating the holiday with an air of optimism long...
  • Cuba libre!

    (EDITOR'S NOTE: Please add the accent mark to libre in this column.) Is it possible to hold two seemingly contradictory thoughts about the president's decision to partially end the half-century embargo against Cuba? Can one agree with conservative...
  • Newly freed Cuban spy's wife pregnant -- with a little help from U.S.

    Newly freed Cuban spy's wife pregnant -- with a little help from U.S.
    The release of five Cuban intelligence agents imprisoned in the United States has been a cause celebre here for years -- the one issue that officials constantly harped on, seeing the incarceration of the men and denial of access to their families as the...
  • 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...
  • In Cuba, celebration and skepticism greet opening of U.S. relations

    In Cuba, celebration and skepticism greet opening of U.S. relations
    Down Prado boulevard, lined with wide-topped trees and pastel-colored 19th century buildings, men and a few women were hawking homes, cars, just about anything you could want. Business, they said, is only bound to get better. "A lot of families will...
  • Why real change in Cuba won't come easy or fast

    Why real change in Cuba won't come easy or fast
    The historic agreement between Presidents Obama and Raul Castro has opened what Obama calls "a new chapter" in relations between the United States and Cuba, but we are still on the first page. The rest of the chapter remains to be written. What comes...
  • President Obama aging only as fast as the rest of us, researcher finds

    President Obama aging only as fast as the rest of us, researcher finds
    It's arguably his most well-worn joke. President Obama loves to thank supporters who knew him when his hair was more pepper than salt. His driver's license photo is the evidence, he joked at a polling booth this fall. Sometimes he blames his daughters....
  • 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...