June 4 (UPI) -- Kim Jong Un sent a "comradely greeting" to Cuba's Raul Castro and a basket of flowers, according to Pyongyang's state media. Kim sent the message and flowers to Castro on Thursday to mark Castro's 90th birthday, Workers' Party newspaper Rodong Sinmun reported. In his message, the...
In this episode of Tiempo, what Raul Castro stepping down means for Cuba. Plus, leadership changes at Latino U College Access.
HAVANA, Cuba: Cuba's Communist party has selected a new leader for the country, after Raul Castro stepped down at age 80. Castro was the brother of Fidel Castro. The Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba chose Miguel Diaz-Canel to succeed Castro as president. This is the first time...
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The Castro regime is why my family left Cuba. It was 1960, one year after the triumph of Fidel Castro's revolution, and my family took the short hop of a flight to Florida, arriving in Miami as political exiles. They set up a new life, one that, for a while at least, was lived under the belief that the revolution couldn't last. When Castro was gone, they'd return home.
The last of the Castro brothers, Raúl, has ceded leadership of the Cuban Communist Party, passing power officially to a new generation of little-known functionaries and unofficially to a new generation of Castro family members who control economic and security matters behind the scenes. Media coverage has focused on what...
Long in his brother Fidel's shadow, Raul Castro led Cuba with pragmatism for 15 years ahead of his retirement at the age of almost 90. When his charismatic older brother handed over the presidency in 2006 due to illness, Raul, more used to the back stage, was reluctantly forced out into the spotlight. Since then, he's launched unprecedented reforms such as opening the single-party state's economy to the private sector. But he "never tried to emulate his brother's personality, and built his own more rational and pragmatic leadership," Michael Shifter, president of the Washington-based Inter-American Dialogue think tank, told AFP.
Carlos Eire is the T.L. Riggs Professor of History and Religious Studies at Yale University. The surname Castro has been synonymous with Cuba since January 1959, first under Fidel, and then, after 2006 , under his younger brother Raúl. Consequently, much is being made of the fact that Raúl Castro is relinquishing all power on the eve of his 90th birthday. It would be a mistake to think that this piece of kabuki theater will bring change to Cuba any time soon.
Miguel Diaz-Canel, the loyalist groomed to succeed Raul Castro, on Monday was formally named chief of Cuba’s Communist Party, giving him unprecedented civilian control of a nation grappling with a shattered economy, food shortages and a citizenry increasingly emboldened to criticize the government. The long-expected consolidation of power came after...
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HAVANA (AP) — Raul Castro said he is stepping down as Cuban Communist Party leader, leaving the island without a Castro guiding affairs for the first time in more than six decades and handing control of the party to a younger generation. The 89-year-old Castro made the announcement in a...
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HAVANA (Reuters) -Cuba turned the page on the Castro era on Monday with the ruling Communist Party electing President Miguel Diaz-Canel to replace Raul Castro as party chief although he said he would continue to consult his predecessor on strategic decisions. The succession marks the end of six decades of...
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Saturday marked the end of an era in Cuba when 89-year-old Raul Castro announced he'd be resigning as the leader of the country's Communist Party. He and his late brother Fidel Castro reigned for six decades, the latter taking power in 1959 following the Cuban Revolution against then-leader Fulgencio Batista.
AmericasPosted byKnowhere News
Raul Castro, brother of the late Fidel Castro, announced on Friday that he is stepping down as party secretary.