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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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  • Obama takes on the Cuba lobby

    Obama takes on the Cuba lobby
    With his announcement that the United States will open negotiations and try to normalize relations with Cuba, President Barack Obama is trying to break the hold of the Cuba lobby once and for all. In historical terms, that's a remarkable undertaking....
  • Cuban-Americans in Chicago divided on diplomatic changes

     Cuban-Americans in Chicago divided on diplomatic changes
    Cuban-Americans in Chicago shared a range of reactions Wednesday to the announcement that the U.S. will restore diplomatic relations with Cuba after more than 50 years. At Senor Pan Cafe, a Kelvyn Park restaurant that specializes in Cuban sandwiches,...
  • U.S.-Cuba plan to reestablish ties follows spy swap, prisoner release

    U.S.-Cuba plan to reestablish ties follows spy swap, prisoner release
    Sweeping away more than half a century of official U.S. animosity, President Obama announced plans Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba and broaden business ties after the swap of several jailed spies and the release of an American...
  • U.S., Cuba End Deep Freeze

    WASHINGTON — Sweeping away a half-century of official U.S. animosity, President Barack Obama announced plans Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba and broaden business ties following the swap of several jailed spies and the release...
  • The Cuba sanctions: Farewell to a Cold War relic

    The Cuba sanctions: Farewell to a Cold War relic
    There may be some elderly Cubans in Havana who long ago gave up hope that the U.S. embargo against their country would ever end. On these shores, however, the 50-year policy of isolating Cuba has seemed so useless for so long that many people assumed it...
  • Cuba releases Alan Gross; White House announces plans to re-establish diplomatic relations with Havana

    Cuba releases Alan Gross; White House announces plans to re-establish diplomatic relations with Havana
    President Barack Obama announced plans Wednesday to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba, open an embassy in Havana and relax trade and travel restrictions — reversing more than half a century of policy aimed at isolating the Communist nation...
  • U.S.-Cuba thaw could erode Russian influence with Havana allies

    U.S.-Cuba thaw could erode Russian influence with Havana allies
    Cubans fearful of hostile U.S. neighbors have long counted on the Kremlin to ride to their rescue with military backing and economic infusions, even in the lean years that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union. But if Havana and Washington could...
  • Cuba still faces domestic challenges in pursuing U.S. thaw

    Cuba still faces domestic challenges in pursuing U.S. thaw
    It was a handshake a year ago at Nelson Mandela’s funeral, and this week it was a long phone call. President Obama and his Cuban counterpart, Raul Castro, have taken the strongest steps ever toward ending more than half a century of antagonist...
  • Reactions to the Cuba thaw: Will this change matter?

    President Obama's announcement Wednesday that the U.S. would resume diplomatic relations with Cuba after more than a half-century is, indeed, a historic event. It's also something of an afterthought to the Cold War, which has been history itself for...
  • 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...