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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 May Day; No changes offered in May Day message to Havana throngs

    May Day festivities were over in a crisp two hours Friday – less time than former leader Fidel Castro used for his anti-American rants at such events in the past. Raul Castro, in a straw hat and traditional long-sleeved guayabera, did not address the...
  • U.S. recession's fallout: Cuban smugglers offer discounts, but takers are few

    Carlos Hernandez is surprised more neighbors aren't signing up for the illegal journey across the Florida Straits. Six months ago, Hernandez and two other young men from a northern coastal town in Matanzas province hatched up a plan to fix up an old...
  • Bill O'Reilly to Sean Penn: Drop dead, will ya?

    Reporter's Paul Bond has a new Q&A interview up with Fox News curmudgeon Bill O'Reilly once again proving that political conservatives have a bizarre antipathy toward Hollywood celebrities. Most of the Q&A is pretty softball stuff -- with questions like...
  • Cuba wary as Russia cozies up

    For a country forever transformed by its relationship with the former Soviet Union, the arrival of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev today could be seen as a distant son's reunion with an estranged parent. Cuba was indelibly changed by its nearly 40-year...
  • Fidel Castro praises Obama

    It appears ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro is alive and well , and writing again -- in praise of new U.S. President Barack Obama. The news came Wednesday after recent speculation that the 82-year-old former president, who hasn't appeared publicly...
  • Cars go slow at Havana dealer

    Car dealers in communist Cuba have a lot of time on their hands. In one dealership Wednesday, the four sales people equaled the available cars. They sat around gossiping, playing solitaire on their computers, or staring out at giant waves smashing...
  • Riding to the rhythm in Havana

    The driver of the spanking new Chinese-made Yutong bus blasted the pounding rhythms of Daddy Yankee's reggaeton hit "Dame mas gasolina" at a stop near the Foreign Relations ministry. More than two-dozen people were left waiting to board when the blaring...
  • Cell phone ring losing its bling in Cuba

    Less than a year after cell phone service was made available to ordinary Cubans, the mobile devices are losing their status as the bling bling of the proletariat. "Everyone seems to have a cell phone now," lamented Rolando Diaz, 30, a first-time cell...
  • Cops: Teen Admits Drowning Boy to Hide Sexual Assault

    Cops: Teen Admits Drowning Boy to Hide Sexual Assault
    MENDOTA, Calif. -- Authorities say a 14 year old boy charged with murder confessed to killing a 4 year old boy because the child was going to reveal that the teen molested him. Frenso County prosecutors charged Raul Castro as an adult in the case. The...