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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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  • Obama's handshake with Raul Castro was thrillingly ho-hum

    Obama's handshake with Raul Castro was thrillingly ho-hum
    At the memorial for Nelson Mandela, President Obama gave those who pander to right-wing outrage two great opportunities to rattle the cage of Obama haters. The first was his handshake with Cuban leader Raul Castro; the second was the "selfie" he posed for...
  • A handshake and a selfie

    A handshake and a selfie
    Judging by the media's coverage of Nelson Mandela's memorial this week, the gathering in South Africa consisted primarily of President Obama appeasing enemies of the United State and snapping juvenile "selfies" with his fellow national leaders. Those...
  • For NSA leaker Snowden, Venezuela or elsewhere?

    For NSA leaker Snowden, Venezuela or elsewhere?
    As fugitive National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden weighs his asylum options, he should be familiar with the name Luis Posada Carriles. Both Venezuela and Cuba want to get their hands on the 85-year-old Posada, accused of orchestrating the...
  • Cuba lifts ban on athletes playing for professional teams

    Cuba lifts ban on athletes playing for professional teams
    Cuba's government has lifted its ban on professional sports, allowing athletes to sign contracts and compete for pay outside the island. The change will make it easier for Cubans to compete professionally in Europe and Asia, but it does not...
  • Brazil demanding answers from U.S. in wake of Edward Snowden leaks

    Brazil demanding answers from U.S. in wake of Edward Snowden leaks
    SÃO PAULO -- Brazil became the latest country to express concern about an alleged U.S. global spying program, requesting clarification from Washington after a newspaper published more documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward...
  • Oswaldo Paya dies at 60; Cuban anti-Castro activist

    Oswaldo Paya dies at 60; Cuban anti-Castro activist
    Cuban activist Oswaldo Paya, who spent decades speaking out against the communist government of Fidel and Raul Castro and became one of the most powerful voices of dissent against their half-century rule, died Sunday in a car crash in Cuba. He was 60....
  • Latin American governments congratulate Chavez win in Venezuela

     
    Governments in Latin America quickly congratulated Hugo Chavez on his reelection Sunday as president of Venezuela, a sign of his convincing win over strong opposition challenger Henrique Capriles....
  • Cuba lifts 'exit visa' requirement for its citizens

     
    MEXICO CITY -- The Cuban government announced Tuesday that it plans to rescind the requirement that its citizens obtain exit visas in order to travel abroad, generating hope on the island that a longstanding bureaucratic hindrance to their freedom of...
  • Belated hurricane relief headed to battered Caribbean islands

     
    United Nations relief agencies are heading up a global mission to bring food, shelter and construction materials to Caribbean islands battered by Hurricane Sandy last week -- a belated response by the world body whose New York headquarters and staff...
  • Fidel Castro's niece heading to Bay Area with rare U.S. visa

     
    Mariela Castro, the outspoken daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro and niece of his brother Fidel, is scheduled to appear this week at a major conference in San Francisco after receiving a controversial U.S. visitor's visa....
  • Alberto Granado dies at 88; he traveled with Che Guevara across Latin America in 1952

    Alberto Granado dies at 88; he traveled with Che Guevara across Latin America in 1952
    Alberto Granado, who accompanied Ernesto "Che" Guevara on a 1952 journey of discovery across Latin America that was immortalized in Guevara's memoir and on screen in "The Motorcycle Diaries," has died in Cuba. He was 88. Granado, an Argentine...