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Cuba's Raul Castro: key dates

Havana - Here are key dates in the life of Cuba's outgoing President Raul Castro, the brother and successor of the late revolutionary leader Fidel Castro.- June 3, 1931: Born in Biran, a village in eastern Cuba.

Raul Castro, stepping from Fidel's towering shadow

Havana - Cuban President Raul Castro has proved far more pragmatic than his late brother Fidel, ushering in a gradual opening on the communist island and a historic thaw with the United States.Now, he finally steps out of his big brother's shadow for good.

Fidel Castro makes first public appearance in 14 months

Havana - Former president Fidel Castro appeared in public last week for the first time in 14 months at a school in Havana, media in Cuba reported Friday.

Is Fidel Really on the Mend?

He made a surprise phone call to his friend, Venezuelian President, Hugo Chavez, on his live radio talk show. "I feel good and I am happy," says Castro...

Raul Castro Trumpets Rise of the Left

I still have a "Gut Feeling" that Raul will be taking over the Leadership of Cuba in the near future and I have to wonder if relations with the U.S. will get better, stay the same or get even worse...

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LEADERS: Longtime Cuban leader Fidel Castro (right) meets with then-Brazilian president  Luiz Ináci...
LEADERS: Longtime Cuban leader Fidel Castro (right) meets with then-Brazilian president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, in 2005.
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