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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 shakes Cuban leader Raul Castro's hand: What it means

    President Obama’s appearance at the Soweto memorial for Nelson Mandela provided a conflict in word and deed: a none-too-subtle upbraiding of nations like Cuba and a seemingly friendly handshake with the country’s leader, Raul Castro. And...
  • At Mandela memorial service, Obama urges world to honor his spirit

    At Mandela memorial service, Obama urges world to honor his spirit
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — In a misty rain that African officials said symbolized the departure of a great leader, mourners wept at South Africa’s state memorial for Nelson Mandela, but also sang, danced and ululated to celebrate the man...
  • Watch it live: Nelson Mandela's memorial service

    Watch it live: Nelson Mandela's memorial service
    More than 90 world leaders and tens of thousands of South Africans plan to pay their last respects to Nelson Mandela at a memorial service Tuesday in the Johannesburg township of Soweto. The gathering, part of 10 days of national mourning, takes place...
  • Obama navigates tricky diplomatic waters at Nelson Mandela memorial

    Obama navigates tricky diplomatic waters at Nelson Mandela memorial
    WASHINGTON — Even in death, Nelson Mandela is bringing together unlikely bedfellows. For President Obama, the trip to South Africa for the international icon’s memorial service has been a steady series of encounters that can test...
  • For NSA leaker Snowden, Venezuela or elsewhere?

    As fugitive National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden weighs his asylum options, he should be familiar with the name Luis Posada Carriles. Both Venezuela and Cuba want to get their hands on the 85-year-old Posada, accused of orchestrating the...
  • Brazil demanding answers from U.S. in wake of Edward Snowden leaks

    SÃO PAULO -- Brazil became the latest country to express concern about an alleged U.S. global spying program, requesting clarification from Washington after a newspaper published more documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward...
  • Latin American governments congratulate Chavez win in Venezuela

     
    Governments in Latin America quickly congratulated Hugo Chavez on his reelection Sunday as president of Venezuela, a sign of his convincing win over strong opposition challenger Henrique Capriles....
  • Cuba lifts 'exit visa' requirement for its citizens

     
    MEXICO CITY -- The Cuban government announced Tuesday that it plans to rescind the requirement that its citizens obtain exit visas in order to travel abroad, generating hope on the island that a longstanding bureaucratic hindrance to their freedom of...
  • Belated hurricane relief headed to battered Caribbean islands

     
    United Nations relief agencies are heading up a global mission to bring food, shelter and construction materials to Caribbean islands battered by Hurricane Sandy last week -- a belated response by the world body whose New York headquarters and staff...
  • Venezuela's Chavez in Cuba for Cancer Surgery

    Venezuela's Chavez in Cuba for Cancer Surgery
    Havana -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez arrived Monday in Cuba for surgery just days after saying his cancer had returned. State-run VTV showed Chavez embracing Vice President Nicolas Maduro and other top Venezuelan officials before his plane took off...
  • Castro scoffs at death rumors: 'I don't even remember what a headache is'

    Castro scoffs at death rumors: 'I don't even remember what a headache is'
    Cuba has stepped up efforts to douse speculation over the health of its former leader Fidel Castro by publishing an article under his name in state-run media in which he scoffs at recent rumors and those who circulated them. The article, published on the...
  • Castro Publishes Article Dismissing Deathbed Rumors

    Castro Publishes Article Dismissing Deathbed Rumors
    Havana -- Cuba has stepped up efforts to douse speculation over the health of its former leader Fidel Castro by publishing an article under his name in state-run media in which he scoffs at recent rumors and those who circulated them. The article,...