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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 stops dissident Rights Day protest, 200 held

    HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban dissidents said on Saturday that about 200 people were temporarily detained by the Communist-run island's security services in the days leading up to an international human rights celebration. Government supporters danced salsa...
  • Early Release

    Early Release
    Cuba's government will pardon 29-hundred prisoners, after requests from prisoners' families and religious groups. President Raul Castro said the upcoming visit of Pope Benedict the 16th played a part in the pardons. But American Alan Gross will *not* be...
  • Summit of the Americas tackles war on drugs

    Summit of the Americas tackles war on drugs
    The second and final day of the Summit of the Americas takes place in Cartagena, Colombia, on Sunday, where leaders from more than 30 North and South American countries are discussing several topics, such as bolstering economic ties and who should be part...
  • Alan Gross, in Cuban prison, asks to see his ailing mother

    Alan Gross, in Cuban prison, asks to see his ailing mother
    Alan Gross, the Maryland man who is serving 15 years in a Cuban prison after taking communications equipment into the communist nation, is asking authorities there to let him return to the United States to visit his ailing mother before she dies. Gross,...
  • Reach out to Cuba

    Reach out to Cuba
    Not since Richard Nixon went to China has an intractable foreign policy issue been so ripe for resolution as U.S. relations with Cuba are today. As with China, bilateral hostility has persisted long after the causes of the initial break have ceased to...
  • Semper Fidel

    "I can tell you that he has recovered his fastball of 90 miles an hour," Hugo Chávez informed the world last week after meeting with Fidel Castro, adding that the Cuban president for life "has his uniform hanging near him and he's peeking at it, but he'...
  • Reporters behind bars

    Reporters behind bars
    At least 125 journalists are being held worldwide in blatant government attempts to restrict freedom of speech, according to human rights groups, employing a form of hostage-taking in the service of censorship. Most of these are journalists arrested in...
  • Ready for Takeoff

    After a marathon promotional tour for a slate of new movies, Brazilian actor Rodrigo Santoro pauses to reflect on the nature of celebrity and his growing fame in America. Linney, Santoro’s Love Actually costar, gets the story. Laura Linney: Hello, my...
  • Juan Almeida Bosque dies at 82; guerrilla was among Fidel Castro's top commanders

    Juan Almeida Bosque dies at 82; guerrilla was among Fidel Castro's top commanders
    Juan Almeida Bosque, a comrade of Fidel Castro since the start of his guerrilla struggle more than half a century ago, died of a heart attack Friday in Havana, government media announced. He was 82. One of three surviving rebel leaders who still bore the...
  • Old guard in Cuba keeps reins

    Cuba's parliament signaled Sunday that the status quo of a stunted state-run economy and strained relations with the United States will persist for now as it named Raul Castro to replace his ailing brother, Fidel, as president and chose another aging...
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