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WORLD
July 24, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Fidel Castro said Wednesday that his brother President Raul Castro was right to adopt a "dignified silence" over a Moscow newspaper report that Russia may refuel nuclear bombers on the island, and said Cuba doesn't owe Washington any explanation about the report.
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NEWS
October 12, 1997 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It came as no surprise when Fidel Castro was unanimously reelected president of the Communist Party of Cuba on Friday evening at the close of its fifth national congress since he came to power 38 years ago. It's what happened next, after Castro's brother Raul, 66, was reelected as the nation's second-highest official, that set longtime party watchers here abuzz.
OPINION
December 14, 2013
Judging by the media's coverage of Nelson Mandela's memorial this week, the gathering in South Africa consisted primarily of President Obama appeasing enemies of the United State and snapping juvenile "selfies" with his fellow national leaders. Those stirring eulogies of the late revolutionary who guided his country out of apartheid in the early 1990s were really just a sideshow. Our readers weren't having it. Almost all of the letters we received about the memorial dismissed the criticism of Obama's handshake with Cuban leader Raul Castro as petty politics; in fact, several praised Obama for his gesture.
NEWS
June 26, 1989 | DON SHANNON, Times Staff Writer
An official admission by Raul Castro, the younger brother and designated successor of President Fidel Castro, that Cuban higher-ups have been involved in international narcotics trafficking has produced shock waves in that island nation and abroad. First word of the changed official position--Cuba has always denied complicity in the transportation of drugs through its territory--came in a rambling, 2 1/2-hour speech by Raul Castro on June 15. The speech specifically accused Gen. Arnaldo Ochoa Sanchez, a highly decorated and popular former commander of Cuba's forces in Angola, of having personally profited from drug deals.
OPINION
November 10, 2011
Since succeeding his brother Fidel as president in 2008, Raul Castro has repeatedly promised to adopt market reforms intended to help save Cuba's ailing economy. And he has delivered, for the most part, slowly but steadily. The year he took over, Castro made it easier for Cubans to buy cellphones. Last year, the government agreed to increase the number of permits issued for privately run barbershops, beauty salons, restaurants and other businesses in the hopes of spurring grass-roots economic activity.
WORLD
April 8, 2009 | Associated Press
Fidel Castro met with three members of the Congressional Black Caucus on Tuesday, the former Cuban president's first meeting with U.S. officials since he fell ill nearly three years ago. Coming after lawmakers met with his brother Raul, the current president, the session appeared to underscore the Cuban government's desire for improved relations with the United States under President Obama. Greg Adams, a spokesman at the U.S. Interests Section in Havana, said Rep.
WORLD
September 16, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Fidel Castro's brother stood in for him as Cuba took over the leadership of the Non-Aligned Movement on Friday, but a top official didn't rule out the possibility that the ailing revolutionary might yet appear at the meeting. Raul Castro accepted Cuba's three-year chairmanship of the organization to a round of applause by leaders from two-thirds of the world's nations. Castro said the world was shaped by the United States' "irrational pretensions to world dominance." Criticizing U.S.
WORLD
October 22, 2004 | From the South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Cuban President Fidel Castro broke his left knee and suffered a hairline fracture of his right arm when he stumbled and fell on stage during an art school graduation ceremony, a brief government statement said Thursday. Castro's fall Wednesday night, the latest reminder that the longtime Cuban leader is 78, renewed speculation about his health and plans for succession. Castro fell after he left the lectern where he gave a speech in the central city of Santa Clara.
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