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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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  • 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...
  • Cuba libre!

    (EDITOR'S NOTE: Please add the accent mark to libre in this column.) Is it possible to hold two seemingly contradictory thoughts about the president's decision to partially end the half-century embargo against Cuba? Can one agree with conservative...
  • Newly freed Cuban spy's wife pregnant -- with a little help from U.S.

    The release of five Cuban intelligence agents imprisoned in the United States has been a cause celebre here for years -- the one issue that officials constantly harped on, seeing the incarceration of the men and denial of access to their families as the...
  • In Cuba, celebration and skepticism greet opening of U.S. relations

    In Cuba, celebration and skepticism greet opening of U.S. relations
    Down Prado boulevard, lined with wide-topped trees and pastel-colored 19th century buildings, men and a few women were hawking homes, cars, just about anything you could want. Business, they said, is only bound to get better. "A lot of families will...
  • Why real change in Cuba won't come easy or fast

    Why real change in Cuba won't come easy or fast
    The historic agreement between Presidents Obama and Raul Castro has opened what Obama calls "a new chapter" in relations between the United States and Cuba, but we are still on the first page. The rest of the chapter remains to be written. What comes...
  • US mission in Havana to become embassy amid thaw

    A half-century after Washington severed relations with Cuba, the United States' seven-story mission looms over Havana's seaside Malecon boulevard as the largest diplomatic outpost in the country. Cuban guards stand at close intervals on the street...
  • President Obama aging only as fast as the rest of us, researcher finds

    President Obama aging only as fast as the rest of us, researcher finds
    It's arguably his most well-worn joke. President Obama loves to thank supporters who knew him when his hair was more pepper than salt. His driver's license photo is the evidence, he joked at a polling booth this fall. Sometimes he blames his daughters....
  • After the thaw: Re-imagining Cuba in 2015

    MIAMI With glasses raised, some Cubans have kept up the ritual toast "Next Year in Havana" as the clock strikes midnight on New Year's Eve. It has gone on for decades, ever since the 1959 Cuban Revolution brought Fidel Castro to power. Now, for the...
  • Lift the embargo, but only if Cuba reforms

    To the editor: William M. LeoGrande writes like a football coach at halftime, laying out the other guy's weakness so he can beat him big on the second half. But U.S.-Cuba relations are no game, and LeoGrande forgets that President Obama took action on...
  • Cuban activists arrested to prevent their attendance at a Havana gathering

    Cuban authorities arrested several dissidents and independent journalists Tuesday in an apparent attempt to prevent them from attending a rally in Havana's revolutionary square organized by a new movement that calls itself #YoTambienExijo (IAlsoDemand)....
  • Reforming Cuba: Troublesome dual currency is No. 1 on government's to-do list

    Unifying Cuba's cumbersome dual-currency system tops the list of reforms the government says it will carry out, but analysts say other changes including measures to speed up foreign investment and building a new tax structure are critical to deepen and...