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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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  • Cuba sets a clear path to capitalism

     
    The recent death of Kim Jung Il, the President of North Korea, leaves many questions for the fragile communist regime and the rest of the world. Who will lead the country? How stable will the North Korean economy be? How secure are the country’s...
  • 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,...
  • U.S. recession's fallout: Cuban smugglers offer discounts, but takers are few

    Carlos Hernandez is surprised more neighbors aren't signing up for the illegal journey across the Florida Straits. Six months ago, Hernandez and two other young men from a northern coastal town in Matanzas province hatched up a plan to fix up an old...
  • Fidel Castro gives up Cuba's presidency

    Almost half a century after seizing power in a guerrilla war, the iconic and combative Fidel Castro quietly ceded command of communist Cuba on Tuesday, ending his rule as the world's most tenured government leader. The news met with low expectations...
  • Cuba wary as Russia cozies up

    For a country forever transformed by its relationship with the former Soviet Union, the arrival of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev today could be seen as a distant son's reunion with an estranged parent. Cuba was indelibly changed by its nearly 40-year...
  • Reporters behind bars

    Reporters behind bars
    At least 125 journalists are being held worldwide in blatant government attempts to restrict freedom of speech, according to human rights groups, employing a form of hostage-taking in the service of censorship. Most of these are journalists arrested in...
  • Looking, hopefully, for a better life in Havana

    Sebastian jumped off one of nearly 60 Chinese-made buses that arrives every day from the provinces, stretched out his slender arms like wings and took a deep breath in the hot evening air. Cuba's densely-packed capital, with more than two million souls,...
  • Cuba May Day; No changes offered in May Day message to Havana throngs

    May Day festivities were over in a crisp two hours Friday less time than former leader Fidel Castro used for his anti-American rants at such events in the past. Raul Castro, in a straw hat and traditional long-sleeved guayabera, did not address the...
  • Obama defends greeting Hugo Chavez

    Rebuffing criticism of the warm greetings he exchanged with Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, President Obama said Sunday that the United States, with its overwhelming military superiority and need to improve its global image, could afford to extend such...
  • Cell phone ring losing its bling in Cuba

    Less than a year after cell phone service was made available to ordinary Cubans, the mobile devices are losing their status as the bling bling of the proletariat. "Everyone seems to have a cell phone now," lamented Rolando Diaz, 30, a first-time cell...