Report: Raul Castro regime 'brutal'

Report: Raul Castro regime 'brutal'

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Cuba is continuing Fidel Castro's policy of imprisoning political opponents and those it considers "dangerous," a report released Wednesday says.
Book: Castro's sister helped CIA

Book: Castro's sister helped CIA

MIAMI, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Juanita Castro, the sister of Cuban rulers Fidel and Raul Castro, reveals in a new book that she collaborated with the CIA, a Miami broadcaster says.

Cuban revolutionary Juan Almeida, 82, dies

HAVANA, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Cuban revolutionary leader Juan Almeida Bosque has died in Havana at the age of 82, the government said in declaring 24 hours of mourning.

Castro says Obama misinterpreted remarks

HAVANA, April 22 (UPI) -- Longtime Cuban leader Fidel Castro said U.S. President Barack Obama misinterpreted an offer from his brother Raul to begin talks between the two nations.
Castro says Cuba ready to meet with U.S.

Castro says Cuba ready to meet with U.S.

HAVANA, April 17 (UPI) -- Cuban President Raul Castro said his government -- under a U.S. economic blockade since the 1960s -- is ready to meet leaders of the Obama administration.
U.S. lawmakers: Castros want to talk

U.S. lawmakers: Castros want to talk

WASHINGTON, April 8 (UPI) -- A delegation of U.S. lawmakers, returning to Washington from a trip to Cuba, says Raul and Fidel Castro want to talk to the United States.

Fidel Castro approves Cabinet shuffle

HAVANA, March 4 (UPI) -- Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro said that he approved of his brother's decision to reshuffle his Cabinet, calling two former members "unworthy."

Cuba: Castro shuffles his Cabinet

HAVANA, March 2 (UPI) -- Cuban leader Raul Castro Monday reshuffled his presidential Cabinet, removing two of his most prominent ministers.
Raul Castro pursues active foreign policy

Raul Castro pursues active foreign policy

HAVANA, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Raul Castro, who became president of Cuba a year ago Tuesday, has pursued an active foreign policy, building ties around the world, observers say.

Raul Castro visits Algeria

ALGIERS, Algeria, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Cuban President Raul Castro continued his African tour Saturday with a stop in Algeria, officials said.

Cuban-Americans say keep sanctions

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Cuban-Americans strongly support retaining current U.S. trade and travel sanctions against Cuba, a Cuba Democracy Public Advocacy Corp. poll indicated.

Castro talks with Medvedev in Russia

ZAVIDOVO, Russia, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Cuban leader Raul Castro met for informal talks at a former Politburo hunting lodge near Moscow Thursday, officials said.

Fidel Castro tells Cubans not to worry

HAVANA, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro said his country should not be concerned by his ongoing illness and eventual death.

Cubans can now build own houses

HAVANA, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Another sign of change has cropped up in communist Cuba with President Raul Castro's announcement that Cubans can build their own homes with their own money.

Raul Castro: Ready to talk to Obama

HAVANA, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Cuban President Raul Castro says he's repeating his offer to hold direct talks with U.S. President-elect Barack Obama.
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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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