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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, Florida Orchestra embark on cultural exchange

     
    In a rare cross-cultural collaboration, two classical-music groups from Cuba and the United States will engage in a multiyear partnership that will include American musicians performing in Havana. The Florida Orchestra, based in Tampa Bay, said its...
  • Despite photos, doubts remain on health of Venezuela's Hugo Chavez

     
    President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela has not been seen in public for more than two weeks following an operation for pelvic swelling in Cuba. His absence has prompted widespread speculation about his health and his ability to govern, report special...
  • The week in Latin America: Start-ups grow in Cuba

     
    Here are stories that made headlines this week in Latin America, and highlights from our coverage of the region by Times reporters and your blogger here at La Plaza: Small businesses in Cuba Reporting from Havana, correspondent Tracy Wilkinson examines...
  • 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,...
  • Chavez holds parade to commemorate 1992 overthrow attempt

     
    Despite criticism that celebrating an overthrow attempt was inappropriate, Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez on Saturday commemorated his abortive 1992 coup with a military parade...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...