Administration in the dark about Cuba

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- The Bush administration is admittedly in the dark about Cuba since Fidel Castro handed power over to his brother, Raul Castro, the Miami Herald reported.

Castro has surgery, delegates power

HAVANA, July 31 (UPI) -- Cuban President Fidel Castro is transferring power to his brother Raul while he undergoes an operation, an announcement on state television said.

Raul Castro set to Cuba leadership

MIAMI, July 14 (UPI) -- Raul Castro -- the brother of Cuban leader Fidel Castro -- is being groomed to become the next leader of Cuba, The Miami Herald reported Friday.

Castro aide talks about former boss

MIAMI, March 23 (UPI) -- One of Fidel Castro's former aides is living in Miami, where he has become a celebrity in the Cuban community, complete with regular appearances on TV.

Cuban spy may link a Castro to shootdown

MIAMI, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- A potential witness may exist to pursue an indictment of Raul Castro, brother of Cuban leader Fidel Castro, in shoot-downs of civilian planes, a report said. A source told the Miami Herald on the condition of anonymity that Gerardo Hernandez -- currently

Reward offered for Raul Castro indictment

MIAMI, May 24 (UPI) -- A Miami-based organization is offering a $1 million reward for information leading to an indictment against the brother of Cuban leader Fidel Castro.

Cuba prepares for possible U.S. attack

HAVANA, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Cuba's military is preparing for what its government says is eventual aggression from the United States, Reforma reported Tuesday.

Cuba mobilizing its troops

HAVANNA, Cuba, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Cuba is mobilizing hundreds of thousands of troops and reservists to conduct the communist nation's largest military exercise in two decades. The island's official Granma newspaper reported online Monday that the operation dubbed Bastion 2004 is an effort

$86.5 million awarded in Bay of Pigs death

MIAMI, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- A jury has ruled for a south Florida woman in a suit against Cuban President Fidel Castro for the desecration of the body of her father, a CIA pilot.

Cuban-Americans support dissidents

MIAMI, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- A coalition of Cuban-American exile leaders in Miami accused a six-member U.S. congressional delegation Tuesday of trying to manipulate Cuban opposition leaders into a vote on the U.S. embargo of Cuba. The exiles said they supported the dissidents on the
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Raul Castro
Cuban leader Raul Castro sits during a meeting with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in the official residence Zavidovo, 75 miles northwest of Moscow, on January 29, 2009. Medvedev hosted Castro during his first visit to Russia in more than two decades. (UPI Photo/Anatoli Zhdanov)

Raúl Modesto Castro Ruz (born 3 June 1931) is a Cuban politician and revolutionary who has been President of the Council of State and the Council of Ministers of Cuba since 2008; he previously exercised presidential powers in an acting capacity from 2006 to 2008. Raúl Castro was a rebel commander during the 1950s; after his older brother, Fidel Castro, took power, Raúl Castro was one of the most important figures in the new regime, serving as Minister of the Armed Forces from 1959 to 2008. As President, he is Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces (Army, Navy, and Air Force) and has also been First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) since 2011.

On 31 July 2006, Raúl Castro was designated as the President of the Council of State in a temporary transfer of power due to Fidel Castro's illness. According to the Cuban Constitution of 1976, Article 94, the First Vice President of the Council of State assumes presidential duties upon the illness or death of the president.

Raúl Castro was officially elected as President by the National Assembly on 24 February 2008, after Fidel Castro, who was still ailing, announced his intention not to stand for President again on 19 February 2008.

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