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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Millions Gather Worldwide To Ring In The New Year

    Millions Gather Worldwide To Ring In The New Year
    NEW YORK -- Revelers smooched and cheered the famous ball drop in New York's Times Square as the largest New Year's Eve celebration in the U.S. ushered in 2011. Most tried to set aside concerns about the worldwide economic downturn as partiers from New...
  • Summit of the Americas tackles war on drugs

    Summit of the Americas tackles war on drugs
    The second and final day of the Summit of the Americas takes place in Cartagena, Colombia, on Sunday, where leaders from more than 30 North and South American countries are discussing several topics, such as bolstering economic ties and who should be part...
  • Pope Extols Christ, Not Politics, at Cuba Mass

    Pope Extols Christ, Not Politics, at Cuba Mass
    Havana, Cuba -- Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Mass in Havana's Revolution Plaza Wednesday, steering clear of political statements but saying that "Cuba and the world need change." The pope said that such change can come only if "each one is prepared to...
  • Castro's daughter tours U.S. to tout gay rights, sparks controversy

    Castro's daughter tours U.S. to tout gay rights, sparks controversy
    Cuban President Raul Castro's daughter is touring the U.S. with a group of other Cuban scholars and it's causing a bit of an uproar. Mariela Castro Espin is talking about gay rights.   But some folks don't like that she's here at all. Republicans and...
  • Cuba stops dissident Rights Day protest, 200 held

    HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban dissidents said on Saturday that about 200 people were temporarily detained by the Communist-run island's security services in the days leading up to an international human rights celebration. Government supporters danced salsa...
  • Early Release

    Early Release
    Cuba's government will pardon 29-hundred prisoners, after requests from prisoners' families and religious groups. President Raul Castro said the upcoming visit of Pope Benedict the 16th played a part in the pardons. But American Alan Gross will *not* be...