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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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  • Community & Clubs: Cultural trip to Cuba a flashback to 1950s

     Community & Clubs: Cultural trip to Cuba a flashback to 1950s
    In the past, once a year I deviate from my usual Community & Clubs column for the Thanksgiving Turkey of the Year column and with this column, I will deviate again. * A trip to Cuba I was among a group of 65 who flew on a charter flight from Los...
  • Alberto Granado dies at 88; he traveled with Che Guevara across Latin America in 1952

    Alberto Granado dies at 88; he traveled with Che Guevara across Latin America in 1952
    Alberto Granado, who accompanied Ernesto "Che" Guevara on a 1952 journey of discovery across Latin America that was immortalized in Guevara's memoir and on screen in "The Motorcycle Diaries," has died in Cuba. He was 88. Granado, an Argentine...
  • Oswaldo Paya dies at 60; Cuban anti-Castro activist

    Oswaldo Paya dies at 60; Cuban anti-Castro activist
    Cuban activist Oswaldo Paya, who spent decades speaking out against the communist government of Fidel and Raul Castro and became one of the most powerful voices of dissent against their half-century rule, died Sunday in a car crash in Cuba. He was 60....
  • State lawmakers head to Cuba next week on trade mission

    State lawmakers head to Cuba next week on trade mission
    About a dozen state lawmakers are headed for Cuba next week for a trip they hope will boost Illinois exports. The six-day tour is being led by Rep. Jack Franks, D-Marengo, and Rep. Dan Burke, D-Chicago. They said no taxpayer dollars will be spent on...
  • Catholics of Cuban heritage discuss the ties that link them

     
    Cuban American Catholics met with their Cuban counterparts at a recent four-day summit in Miami, according to Catholic News Service. The meeting came just days after Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski, who was formerly bishop of Orlando, led a delegation from...
  • Did you see?: Raul Castro, lighting a menorah

     
    The Miami Herald had a story and photo a couple of days ago about Cuban President Raul Castro's presence at a Chanukah ceremony in Havana. Cuba's government, of course, is officially secular. Read the story and see the photo here....
  • Obama further broadens outreach to Cuba

     
    Cuba: Democratic president again eases rules regulating contacts among Americans and Cubans....
  • U.S. opens the door further on travel to Cuba

     
    For the second time since taking office, President Obama eased restrictions on travel by Americans to Cuba. The relaxed rules are scheduled to take effect by the end of this week. The policy change announced Friday will, according to the White House,...
  • CUBA: Jimmy Carter arrives on 3-day visit

     
    Former President Jimmy Carter is on a three-day visit to Cuba amid speculation he may try to win the release of a 61-year-old American convicted by a Cuban court of activities aimed at undermining the Communist-led government. Carter, a Nobel Peace...
  • Fidel Castro appears publicly alongside brother Raul for the first time in five years

     
    Fidel Castro appears next to his brother Raul for the first time publicly in five years in Havana...
  • Cuba, Florida Orchestra embark on cultural exchange

     
    In a rare cross-cultural collaboration, two classical-music groups from Cuba and the United States will engage in a multiyear partnership that will include American musicians performing in Havana. The Florida Orchestra, based in Tampa Bay, said its...
  • Despite photos, doubts remain on health of Venezuela's Hugo Chavez

     
    President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela has not been seen in public for more than two weeks following an operation for pelvic swelling in Cuba. His absence has prompted widespread speculation about his health and his ability to govern, report special...