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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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  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Pope arrives in Havana to meet at least one Castro

     
    Pope Benedict XVI arrived in the Havana, Cuba, ahead of a highly anticipated private meeting with President Raul Castro and, possibly, his older brother Fidel....
  • Fidel Castro's niece heading to Bay Area with rare U.S. visa

     
    Mariela Castro, the outspoken daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro and niece of his brother Fidel, is scheduled to appear this week at a major conference in San Francisco after receiving a controversial U.S. visitor's visa....
  • Rubio, Cuban House members condemn visa to Raul Castro’s daughter

     
    By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and fellow Cuban-Americans from Florida chided U.S. officials on Thursday for issuing a travel visa to Cuban President Raul Castro’s daughter, saying it would allow her...
  • Will Pope Benedict XVI, headed to Cuba, meet Fidel Castro?

     
    Pope Benedict XVI would be “available” to meet with Fidel Castro should the ailing Cuban leader request an encounter when the pope visits his country later this month, the Vatican spokesman said Friday....
  • Pope Benedict XVI arrives in Cuba

     
    Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Cuba on Monday, days after criticizing the island’s Marxism as an obsolete model in need of change, and immediately called for a future of “justice, peace, freedom and reconciliation.”...