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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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  • 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....
  • In historic U.S.-Cuba deal, Fidel is the man who wasn't there

    In historic U.S.-Cuba deal, Fidel is the man who wasn't there
    Missing from discussions touched off by the epic changes coming in U.S.-Cuba relations was the bearded figure who stands as the constant center of 55 years of stalemate: Fidel Castro. Now 88, the elder Castro ceded power to brother Raul more than six...
  • Diplomatic, and familial, ties to Cuba

    Diplomatic, and familial, ties to Cuba
    There would be roast pork, black beans and rice, yucca and flan at Eva Queral Fiastro's annual holiday dinner for her large Cuban-American family this weekend, as always. But this year, there will be an even bigger helping of news to digest: President...
  • End U.S. embargo of Cuba

    End U.S. embargo of Cuba
    My memories of Cuba reach back to my youth in 1960 when my dad checked us into the Theresa Hotel in Harlem and Fidel Castro was a fellow guest. Since then, I have walked picket lines, signed petitions, written letters and otherwise agitated for an end...
  • Travel, trade with the U.S. are among Cubans' top hopes

    Many Cubans expressed joy Friday at the prospect of opened relations between their nation and the United States, and, especially, at the possibility of unrestricted trade and travel for the first time in half a century. “It’s about time!&...
  • 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...