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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...
  • Cuba hopes for more investment as Chinese president arrives

    HAVANA (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping begins a two day visit to Cuba on Monday evening, stirring hopes on the island that China will finally invest in the country after a number of important deals never materialized. Xi was to meet with...
  • Russia expands warming relationship with Cuba

    Like lovers who quarrel and then kiss and make up, Cuba and Russia are falling into each other's embrace again, bringing back memories of more than 30 years as the warmest of Cold War allies. The renewed love affair was in full display when Russian...
  • Putin denies Russia to reopen Soviet-era spy post in Cuba

    Putin denies Russia to reopen Soviet-era spy post in Cuba
    (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday denied reports that Russia plans to reopen a Soviet-era base in Cuba from which it once spied on the United States. A Russian security source said on Wednesday that Russia had reached a provisional...
  • Report that Russia plans to reopen Havana base triggers warnings

    MIAMI A report that Russia will reopen a Havana base that eavesdropped on U.S. communications from Key West, Fla., to Washington has triggered fresh warnings of Moscow's expansionism and predictions of a continued freeze in U.S.-Cuba relations. Until its...
  • 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...
  • 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...