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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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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Latin America, Caribbean: Creating a bloc minus the U.S.

     
    Representatives of 32 countries, including about two dozen presidents and prime ministers, are meeting in Cancun, Mexico, for a two-day summit. The goal: creation of a regional organization that excludes the United States and Canada. "It is time for Latin...
  • Venezuela's Hugo Chavez and Colombia's Alvaro Uribe exchange fighting words

     
    You knew it had to happen. As soon as the 30-some regional leaders went behind closed doors at the so-called Summit of Unity in Cancun, Mexico, the fat hit the fire. Venezuela's leftist president, Hugo Chavez, and his right-wing Colombian counterpart,...
  • Cuba: Raul Castro laments prisoner's death; U.S. holds talks with Havana

     
    Times staff writer Tracy Wilkinson tracks Cuba news. Among the recent items:-- Cuban President Raul Castro made the rare gesture Wednesday of "lamenting" the death of a political prisoner who succumbed after an 85-day hunger strike, according to...
  • Latin America Digest: Belarus backs Venezuela, Brazil investigates priests and Cuba hears appeal on prisoners

     
    Today's One-Line News Briefs: Caracas, Venezuela — Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko offered to help Venezuela strengthen its military, saying Tuesday that President Hugo Chavez’s government should not have to worry about foreign threats....
  • Obama suddenly slaps Cuba over human rights

     
    Democrat complains his overtures have been ignored by the island's rulers....
  • Obama: It’s time to end repression in Cuba

     
    Washington, Mar 25 (EFE).- U.S. President Barack Obama is calling on Cuba's communist government to release political prisoners and respect human rights. The strongly worded statement cited “deeply disturbing” events such as last month's death of...
  • Cuba: Human rights, a longstanding U.S. embargo and a fresh call for change

     
    It’s coming up on two years since Fidel Castro formally stepped down as head of state in Cuba in February 2008 and younger brother Raul Castro became president. It’s been even longer since Fidel handed power to Raul on a temporary basis. But anyone...
  • 'Obamaism:' Values, example, listening

     
    by Mark Silva Once, the United States had its "manifest destiny.'' Once, the U.S. had "the Bush doctrine.'' Now, the U.S. has "Obamaism.'' President Barack Obama, who says he will leave it to the scribes to determine what that Obamaism......