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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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  • Obama and Castro [Letter]

    Obama and Castro [Letter]
    It's ironic that Republicans, who seem to spend all of their time finding things to criticize President Barack Obama for rather than doing anything positive to help our country, are now up in arms regarding his handshake with Cuban President Raul Castro...
  • Castro handshake reflects poor judgment [Letter]

    Castro handshake reflects poor judgment  [Letter]
    With the evident agenda of President Barack Obama to make friends of our enemies and to make enemies of our allies, it was understandable that he would not only shake hands with Raul Castro but even exchange pleasantries with that Cuban dictator ("Obama...
  • 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,...
  • Family takes case of Md. man imprisoned in Cuba to public

    Family takes case of Md. man imprisoned in Cuba to public
    – Judy Gross stood outside Cuba's diplomatic mission to the United States, microphone in hand, and described her family's Thanksgiving. "There was once again an empty seat for Alan," she told sign-wielding supporters Monday in front of the Cuban...
  • Cuba's high court rejects appeal by Maryland man

    Cuba's Supreme Court rejected an appeal by Maryland contractor Alan Gross to be released from a 15-year prison sentence for alleged spying. The court claimed that Gross, of Potomac, who was arrested in December 2009 after distributing computer...
  • Putin signs nuclear energy deal with Argentina

    BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a nuclear energy cooperation deal with Argentina on Saturday on a trip to bolster trade ties and strengthen Russia's influence in Latin America. Putin's energy minister, Alexander Novak,...
  • Putin pledges to help Cuba explore for offshore oil

    HAVANA (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin pledged to help revive Cuba's struggling offshore oil exploration on Friday at the start of a six-day tour of Latin America as Russia aims to reassert its influence on the communist-ruled island....
  • Google's Schmidt: Trade embargo hinders Cuba's Internet

    Google Inc. Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, fresh from a visit to Havana, has described the Internet in Cuba as "trapped in the 1990s," heavily censored and with a weak infrastructure dominated by Chinese equipment because of the U.S. trade embargo. The...
  • Deputies were trouble for Castros 25 years ago

    MIAMI Fidel Castro was so afraid of a revolt in Cuba's most elite paramilitary unit that he ordered his motorcade to avoid driving past its base, his top bodyguard at the time says. Raul Castro was so depressed he was going on drunken benders and...
  • Cuba restores blocks on critical websites

    MIAMI For a brief moment, it seemed that Cuba had unblocked access to several websites censored for years because of their criticisms of the government, including the U.S. government's Radio/TV Marti. On Thursdayafternoon, Cuba's Web surfers began...
  • Fatal bus crash: El Monte High victim mourned at school vigil

    Fatal bus crash: El Monte High victim mourned at school vigil
    Friends and family of a teen killed last week when a FedEx truck slammed into a charter bus full of prospective college students gathered for an emotional vigil Monday night at El Monte High School. Adrian Castro, 19, was courteous and stubborn in his...
  • Coming soon, a spring thaw with Cuba?

    "Ay Obama/Ay Obama go a little crazy come to Havana." Grupo Interactivo (Cuban pop band) It's often assumed, or even taken for granted, that U.S. policy on Cuba is not dictated in Washington but in Miami by Cuban exiles who would rather die than...