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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.

    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...
  • 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....
  • Two communist countries

    To have two communist countries lead the news recently creates perceptual challenges for readers about both regimes. We have to look at our assumptions. Is Raul Castro’s Cuba really not a collection of bad guys any more? Was the decision...
  • Still waiting for Cuba to make promised moves

    Still waiting for Cuba to make promised moves
    One can still hope and pray that the New Year brings Cubans democracy, freedom and prosperity. On that we all agree. As 1958 was coming to a close, Cubans knew that something important was about to happen. Many — dare I say a majority —...
  • U.S. government urges Cuba to respect rights of dissenters

    U.S. government urges Cuba to respect rights of dissenters
    U.S. officials have condemned Cuba's "continued harassment" of dissidents and human rights activists after police prevented a Havana demonstration intended to test whether purportedly improving U.S.-Cuba relations herald greater freedom of expression....
  • Some Maryland-based businesses look to Cuban frontier

    Some Maryland-based businesses look to Cuban frontier
    Before the Cuban Revolution, Maryland's relationship with the Caribbean island was lots of sugar and spice. Baltimore-based McCormick & Co. and the defunct Baltimore Spice Co. did business there, and when a sugar refinery opened in 1922, a U.S....
  • Young fan who dresses like Fidel Castro meets his idol

    Young fan who dresses like Fidel Castro meets his idol
    All that's missing is the beard. An 8-year-old Cuban boy who likes to dress up as Fidel Castro got to meet his idol after Cuba's 88-year-old retired leader invited him and his family to his Havana home for a chat. "I felt a lot of emotion upon...