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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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  • Pope Benedict XVI arrives in Cuba

     
    Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Cuba on Monday, days after criticizing the island’s Marxism as an obsolete model in need of change, and immediately called for a future of “justice, peace, freedom and reconciliation.”...
  • Pope Benedict XVI preaches in Cuba's Revolution Plaza

     
    Pope Benedict XVI on Wednesday took to Cuba’s largest stage, the Revolution Plaza, and made a forceful plea for religious freedom, praising the communist regime’s initial steps toward allowing public worship but saying the process must be...
  • 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,...
  • Mexico's President Calderon to make first official trip to Cuba

     
    Mexico's conservative President Felipe Calderon will make his first official visit to Cuba next week, a long-delayed effort to improve relations between the two governments....
  • Mexico's President Calderon pays first official visit to Cuba

     
    In a long-delayed effort to improve relations between Mexico and Cuba, Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Wednesday made his first official trip to Havana, where he was to meet with President Raul Castro and a host of other Cuban officials....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Home sales nearing reality in Communist Cuba

    Home sales nearing reality in Communist Cuba
    Olivia Sersute and her sister have shared the same home on the second floor of a faded Havana mansion since they were children and even after getting married and having kids of their own. They didn't have much choice. In theory, Cubans own their own...
  • 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...