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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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  • Castro Publishes Article Dismissing Deathbed Rumors

    Castro Publishes Article Dismissing Deathbed Rumors
    Havana -- Cuba has stepped up efforts to douse speculation over the health of its former leader Fidel Castro by publishing an article under his name in state-run media in which he scoffs at recent rumors and those who circulated them. The article,...
  • Community & Clubs: Cultural trip to Cuba a flashback to 1950s

     Community & Clubs: Cultural trip to Cuba a flashback to 1950s
    In the past, once a year I deviate from my usual Community & Clubs column for the Thanksgiving Turkey of the Year column and with this column, I will deviate again. * A trip to Cuba I was among a group of 65 who flew on a charter flight from Los...
  • 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...
  • State lawmakers head to Cuba next week on trade mission

    State lawmakers head to Cuba next week on trade mission
    About a dozen state lawmakers are headed for Cuba next week for a trip they hope will boost Illinois exports. The six-day tour is being led by Rep. Jack Franks, D-Marengo, and Rep. Dan Burke, D-Chicago. They said no taxpayer dollars will be spent on...
  • Alberto Granado dies at 88; he traveled with Che Guevara across Latin America in 1952

    Alberto Granado dies at 88; he traveled with Che Guevara across Latin America in 1952
    Alberto Granado, who accompanied Ernesto "Che" Guevara on a 1952 journey of discovery across Latin America that was immortalized in Guevara's memoir and on screen in "The Motorcycle Diaries," has died in Cuba. He was 88. Granado, an Argentine...
  • Oswaldo Paya dies at 60; Cuban anti-Castro activist

    Oswaldo Paya dies at 60; Cuban anti-Castro activist
    Cuban activist Oswaldo Paya, who spent decades speaking out against the communist government of Fidel and Raul Castro and became one of the most powerful voices of dissent against their half-century rule, died Sunday in a car crash in Cuba. He was 60....
  • Pope will skip Mexico City in upcoming Latin America trip

     
    Pope Benedict XVI will not include a stop in Mexico City on his trip to Latin America this spring, a tour that includes Mexico and Cuba, because of concerns for his health given the Mexico capital's high altitude....
  • Jailed Cuban dissident dies in hunger strike

     
    A Cuban dissident serving a four-year prison term has died after staging a hunger strike to protest his incarceration, human rights groups say. Wilman Villar, 31, died Thursday night in a hospital where authorities had transferred him after he fell ill,...
  • Chavez holds parade to commemorate 1992 overthrow attempt

     
    Despite criticism that celebrating an overthrow attempt was inappropriate, Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez on Saturday commemorated his abortive 1992 coup with a military parade...
  • Fidel Castro's older sister dies

     
    The older sister of Cuban leaders Fidel and Raul Castro has died, news reports from Havana and Miami say. Angela Castro was 88....
  • Orlando bishop heads to Cuba for pope’s visit

     
    Orlando bishop John Noonan and a small group of parishioners from Central Florida will be part of a pilgrimage to Cuba for the Pope Benedict XVI visit to the island nation on March 26-29. The pilgrimage from Florida is being organized by the Archdiocese...