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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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  • 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...
  • Cuba lifts 'exit visa' requirement for its citizens

     
    MEXICO CITY -- The Cuban government announced Tuesday that it plans to rescind the requirement that its citizens obtain exit visas in order to travel abroad, generating hope on the island that a longstanding bureaucratic hindrance to their freedom of...
  • 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...
  • Fidel Castro's older sister dies

     
    The older sister of Cuban leaders Fidel and Raul Castro has died, news reports from Havana and Miami say. Angela Castro was 88....
  • Orlando bishop heads to Cuba for pope’s visit

     
    Orlando bishop John Noonan and a small group of parishioners from Central Florida will be part of a pilgrimage to Cuba for the Pope Benedict XVI visit to the island nation on March 26-29. The pilgrimage from Florida is being organized by the Archdiocese...
  • Will Pope Benedict XVI, headed to Cuba, meet Fidel Castro?

     
    Pope Benedict XVI would be “available” to meet with Fidel Castro should the ailing Cuban leader request an encounter when the pope visits his country later this month, the Vatican spokesman said Friday....
  • Pope Benedict XVI arrives in Cuba

     
    Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Cuba on Monday, days after criticizing the island’s Marxism as an obsolete model in need of change, and immediately called for a future of “justice, peace, freedom and reconciliation.”...