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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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  • Alan Gross, nearing 5th anniversary in Cuban prison, says goodbye to wife, daughter

    Alan Gross, nearing 5th anniversary in Cuban prison, says goodbye to wife, daughter
    Three hundred American rabbis have called on President Barack Obama to secure the immediate release of former State Department contractor Alan Gross as family members and advocates expressed growing concern for his physical and emotional health. Gross's...
  • Obama gives Castros early Christmas gift

    Obama gives Castros  early Christmas gift
    Christmas came early for Cuba's ossified communist dictatorship. Thanks to a failed American president's search for ways to find a "place in history," Fidel Castro's decades-old dream of triumphing over the United States imperialists without giving up...
  • Obama's bold new policy on Cuba

    It takes a lot to shake the jaded White House press corps. So when I walked into the briefing room last Thursday and a reporter friend greeted me with "Wow, this is a legacy day," when another reporter observed that Obama was ending his sixth year with...
  • Cubans imagine new, more prosperous life without an old foe

    Cubans imagine new, more prosperous life without an old foe
    From bus drivers to bartenders to ballet dancers, many Cubans are already imagining a more prosperous future after the United States said it will put an end to 50 years of conflict with the communist-run island. News of the historic shift echoed quickly...
  • 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...
  • Pope Francis' role in Cuba stretches back years

    Pope Francis' role in Cuba stretches back years
    It has been a generation since Pope John Paul II helped kickstart the collapse of the Soviet Union through his support for anti-communists in his native Poland. Now a new pontiff, Francis, has taken up where John Paul left off. Francis, the first...
  • Obama goes from midterm drubbing to checking off bucket list

    In the six weeks since his party took a drubbing in the midterm elections, President Barack Obama has asserted the power of his office to check off the bucket list from his 2008 campaign. The spree of action began with the surprise announcement in...
  • Will casinos return to Cuba?

    Before there was Las Vegas, there was Havana, and if President Obama's efforts to thaw U.S.-Cuba relations succeed, gamblers might return to the island nation. "I don't think there's any question every casino executive in the United States and beyond...
  • Obama: Sony made a mistake in pulling 'The Interview'

    Obama: Sony made a mistake in pulling 'The Interview'
    President Barack Obama said on Friday that Sony Pictures Entertainment made a mistake in pulling theĀ 'The Interview' from theaters, after the FBI announced that North Korea was responsible for the cyber attack on the entertainment company. "Yes I...
  • Florida can gain much from changes in Cuba

    Florida can gain much from changes in Cuba
    As a recent college graduate working for The Miami Herald in 1974, I listened with wonder when older sportswriters spoke with such familiarity about a forbidden, Cold War land called Cuba. Not many years before, Miami and Havana had been home to...
  • Obama vows U.S. response to North Korea over Sony cyber attack

    Obama vows U.S. response to North Korea over Sony cyber attack
    President Barack Obama said on Friday that Sony Pictures Entertainment made a mistake in pulling theĀ 'The Interview' from theaters, after the FBI announced that North Korea was responsible for the cyber attack on the entertainment company. "Yes I...