All posts tagged "Raúl Castro"
White House: Obama to Meet with Whomever He Wants in Cuba
First Sitting President to Visit in Nearly 90 Years
- Posted March 5, 2016
Ramón Castro, Cuban Leader’s Older Brother, Dies at Age 91
HAVANA – Ramon Castro, a lifelong rancher and farmer who bore a strong physical resemblance to younger brother Fidel Castro, has died, Cuban state media announced Tuesday. He was 91. Widely known by his nickname “Mongo,” the...
- Posted February 23, 2016
Raúl Castro Meets Peru’s Humala in Havana
SAN JUAN – Cuban President Raúl Castro met with his Peruvian counterpart, Ollanta Humala, who arrived in Cuba for an official visit Thursday. Both heads of state talked about bilateral relations between their countries and their willingness...
- Posted February 19, 2016
Church Talks help make Cuba ‘Perfect Place for Negotiations’
HAVANA – The heads of the Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches will hold a historic meeting Friday in the threadbare international airport of an officially secular, communist-run tropical island. Odd as the location seems, Pope Francis’...
- Posted February 11, 2016
France Calls on US to Lift Economic Embargo on Cuba
PARIS – France called on the U.S. to lift the economic embargo against Cuba during a historic state visit Monday by the Caribbean island’s president aimed at boosting economic relations between Havana and Paris. Raúl Castro’s trip...
- Posted February 1, 2016