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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 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.

    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...
  • Mixed reaction in Miami as Florida's Cuban-American leaders blast policy shift

    Mixed reaction in Miami as Florida's Cuban-American leaders blast policy shift
    President Barack Obama on Wednesday abruptly ended more than 50 years of U.S. attempts to isolate Cuba, ushering in sweeping changes that will connect Floridians to the island through increased travel, business and communication links. The policy will...
  • U.N.'s Ban Ki-moon hails Obama for 'courageous' Cuba move

    U.N.'s Ban Ki-moon hails Obama for 'courageous' Cuba move
    U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon praised U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday for what he called courage and vision in renewing ties with Cuba and said he had asked Washington to pursue such a course. Cuban President Raul Castro also demonstrated...
  • Statement by the President on Cuba policy changes

    Statement by the President on Cuba policy changes
    Cabinet Room 12:01 P.M. EST   THE PRESIDENT:   Good afternoon.  Today, the United States of America is changing its relationship with the people of Cuba. In the most significant changes in our policy in more than fifty years, we will end an...
  • Alan Gross home after five years in Cuban prison

    Alan Gross home after five years in Cuban prison
    Among negotiations that preceded the United States' evolving relationship with Cuba was an exchange of prisoners that included Alan Gross, a former subcontractor for the U.S. Agency for International Development. Gross, 65, of Maryland, was detained...
  • Obama's Cuba decision follows change in attitudes in Florida

    Obama's Cuba decision follows change in attitudes in Florida
    For decades, the U.S. embargo on Cuba has been as much about domestic as foreign policy. In the end, a generational shift in the politics of one key state opened the way for the Obama administration to change half a century of efforts to isolate the...
  • Cuba not returning to capitalism despite U.S. deal: Castro's daughter

    Cuba not returning to capitalism despite U.S. deal: Castro's daughter
    Cuba will defend its socialist principles and will not return to capitalism just because it has agreed a detente with the United States, the daughter of President Raul Castro said, dispelling any notion that U.S. companies would be free to roll into Cuba....
  • In historic U.S.-Cuba deal, Fidel is the man who wasn't there

    In historic U.S.-Cuba deal, Fidel is the man who wasn't there
    Missing from discussions touched off by the epic changes coming in U.S.-Cuba relations was the bearded figure who stands as the constant center of 55 years of stalemate: Fidel Castro. Now 88, the elder Castro ceded power to brother Raul more than six...
  • Diplomatic, and familial, ties to Cuba

    Diplomatic, and familial, ties to Cuba
    There would be roast pork, black beans and rice, yucca and flan at Eva Queral Fiastro's annual holiday dinner for her large Cuban-American family this weekend, as always. But this year, there will be an even bigger helping of news to digest: President...