All posts tagged "Raúl Castro"
Castro’s denial: Personal assurance clouds probe of attacks
The Cuban president seemed as rattled as the Americans
- Posted September 15, 2017
Cuba hardliners, US defenders battle over new Trump policy
Reduction in number of categories for which Americans don't need licenses to go planned
- Posted June 13, 2017
Cuba a year from getting new, non-Castro president
HAVANA — If all goes as expected, in exactly one year President Raul Castro will hand responsibility for Cuba’s faltering economy and aging, disaffected population to a little-known, 57-year-old Communist Party official. It will be the first...
- Posted February 24, 2017
US senators say Raul Castro eager to maintain US relations
HAVANA – Cuban President Raul Castro appears eager to maintain better relations with the United States and gave a group of U.S. Congress members signed copies of a recent speech expressing his willingness to negotiate with President...
- Posted February 22, 2017
Castro: Cuba can Work with Trump if Sovereignty Respected
"Latin America and the Caribbean have taken a stand in favor of the integration, in favor of the opening, in favor of the preservation of the advances that have been made in the matter of free trade"...
- Posted January 26, 2017
Raúl Castro faces deep problems in 2017
Cuba faces an economic recession and Trump, who promised to undo Obama's normalization unless the Cuban government makes new concessions on civil rights
- Posted December 26, 2016
A look at Cuba, its people, government, economy
Key information about Cuba: — LAND – Largest island in Caribbean, covers 44,344 square miles (110,922 square kilometers), about size of Pennsylvania or Bulgaria. Rugged Sierra Maestra mountains at eastern end, but mostly flat or slightly rolling...
- Posted November 26, 2016
Castro Clan Torn by Dysfunction and Disagreements
HAVANA – Fidel Castro’s rule of nearly five decades split many a Cuban family between exile and solidarity with the communist revolution – including his own. While brother Raul was his closest confidant and successor as president,...
- Posted November 26, 2016
Cuban Military Expands its Economic Empire under Detente
HAVANA – At the height of Cuba’s post-Soviet economic crisis, a man with the obscure title of city historian began transforming Havana’s crumbling historic center block by block, polishing stone facades, replacing broken stained glass and repairing...
- Posted September 9, 2016
Cuba Subdued Ahead of Fidel Castro’s 90th Birthday
HAVANA – Fidel Castro greeted his 80th birthday from his sickbed, gripping a newspaper to show he was alive two weeks after stepping down as president. For the next 10 years the leader of the Cuban revolution...
- Posted August 12, 2016