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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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  • Cubans praise Pope Benedict's call for religious liberty

     
    Tens of thousands of people crowded Revolution Plaza to hear Pope Benedict XVI speak Wednesday. Many praised the pope’s call an expanded role for the church, though they noted that Cuba had taken baby steps toward more religious freedom in recent...
  • Pope Benedict XVI to meet with Fidel Castro today

     
    Daniel Burke with Religion News Service notes that the Pope ends his visit to Cuba today with a meeting with Fidel Castro: Pope Benedict XVI concludes his visit to Cuba today with a public mass in Havana and a meeting with Fidel Castro. Yesterday,...
  • Cuba sets a clear path to capitalism

     
    The recent death of Kim Jung Il, the President of North Korea, leaves many questions for the fragile communist regime and the rest of the world. Who will lead the country? How stable will the North Korean economy be? How secure are the country’s...
  • Pope will skip Mexico City in upcoming Latin America trip

     
    Pope Benedict XVI will not include a stop in Mexico City on his trip to Latin America this spring, a tour that includes Mexico and Cuba, because of concerns for his health given the Mexico capital's high altitude....
  • Jailed Cuban dissident dies in hunger strike

     
    A Cuban dissident serving a four-year prison term has died after staging a hunger strike to protest his incarceration, human rights groups say. Wilman Villar, 31, died Thursday night in a hospital where authorities had transferred him after he fell ill,...
  • Chavez holds parade to commemorate 1992 overthrow attempt

     
    Despite criticism that celebrating an overthrow attempt was inappropriate, Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez on Saturday commemorated his abortive 1992 coup with a military parade...
  • Fidel Castro's older sister dies

     
    The older sister of Cuban leaders Fidel and Raul Castro has died, news reports from Havana and Miami say. Angela Castro was 88....
  • Orlando bishop heads to Cuba for pope’s visit

     
    Orlando bishop John Noonan and a small group of parishioners from Central Florida will be part of a pilgrimage to Cuba for the Pope Benedict XVI visit to the island nation on March 26-29. The pilgrimage from Florida is being organized by the Archdiocese...
  • Pope arrives in Havana to meet at least one Castro

     
    Pope Benedict XVI arrived in the Havana, Cuba, ahead of a highly anticipated private meeting with President Raul Castro and, possibly, his older brother Fidel....
  • The week in Latin America: Start-ups grow in Cuba

     
    Here are stories that made headlines this week in Latin America, and highlights from our coverage of the region by Times reporters and your blogger here at La Plaza: Small businesses in Cuba Reporting from Havana, correspondent Tracy Wilkinson examines...
  • 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...