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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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  • Old guard in Cuba keeps reins

    Cuba's parliament signaled Sunday that the status quo of a stunted state-run economy and strained relations with the United States will persist for now as it named Raul Castro to replace his ailing brother, Fidel, as president and chose another aging...
  • U.S.-Cuba relations

    U.S.-Cuba relations
    The United States has begun a liberalization of its Cuba policy. The omnibus spending bill that President Obama signed this week not only loosens restrictions on travel to Cuba, it opens the door for more exports from the U.S. despite the 47-year-old...
  • Cuba's surrogates

    Cuba's surrogates
    Today, Fidel Castro will fire another round in his battle with the United States that began 47 years ago when the Kennedy administration imposed an economic embargo on Cuba. Castro may be on his deathbed, but he has surrogates. In this case, it will...
  • Castros Cuba

    This weekend, Fidel Castro will step down as president of Cuba, defying expectations that only death would part him from the role. The Times has been on the death watch, and before that, on the re-revolution watch, since way back in 1960. Below,...
  • A new approach to Cuba

    A new approach to Cuba
    Fifty years ago, Ernesto "Che" Guevara led a column of war-steeled rebels into Havana as Fidel Castro took the city of Santiago at the other end of the island and declared a Cuban revolution. This one, Castro said, would not be like Cuba's 1898...
  • Meeting the neighbors

    Meeting the neighbors
    When President Obama attends the Summit of the Americas next week, he will encounter a wellspring of goodwill in Latin America toward the young leader who reminds so many there of their favorite American president, John F. Kennedy. And yet he will...
  • Reach out to Cuba

    Reach out to Cuba
    Not since Richard Nixon went to China has an intractable foreign policy issue been so ripe for resolution as U.S. relations with Cuba are today. As with China, bilateral hostility has persisted long after the causes of the initial break have ceased to...
  • Semper Fidel

    "I can tell you that he has recovered his fastball of 90 miles an hour," Hugo Chávez informed the world last week after meeting with Fidel Castro, adding that the Cuban president for life "has his uniform hanging near him and he's peeking at it, but he'...
  • Reporters behind bars

    Reporters behind bars
    At least 125 journalists are being held worldwide in blatant government attempts to restrict freedom of speech, according to human rights groups, employing a form of hostage-taking in the service of censorship. Most of these are journalists arrested in...
  • Obama defends greeting Hugo Chavez

    Rebuffing criticism of the warm greetings he exchanged with Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, President Obama said Sunday that the United States, with its overwhelming military superiority and need to improve its global image, could afford to extend such...
  • Castro: Obama 'misinterpreted' entree

     
    by Mark Silva Can Cuba take it back? President Barack Obama misinterpreted Cuban President Raul Castro's overture for talks with the United States - with the Cuban leader saying that "everything is on the table'' - according to Castro's older......
  • Obama, Clinton, Castro, ready to talk

     
    by Mark Silva and updated As President Barack Obama landed at Port-of-Spain this afternoon for a summit including all the hemisphere's leaders but Cuba's, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton already had welcomed Cuban President Raul Castro's call for new...