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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 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

    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...
  • 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...