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# raul-castro - Thursday 19 April, 2018

Cuba nominates Miguel Diaz-Canel to replace Raul Castro as president
# End Of An Era
# End Of An Era

Cuba nominates Miguel Diaz-Canel to replace Raul Castro as president

Apr 19th 2018, 11:40 AM 5,617 Views 31 Comments

Diaz-Canel will become Cuba’s first leader in 60 years who is not named Castro.

# raul-castro - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Cuba on the cusp of new era as Castro to relinquish power this week
# Cast Out
# Cast Out

Cuba on the cusp of new era as Castro to relinquish power this week

Apr 17th 2018, 7:06 AM 11,607 Views 22 Comments

It’ll be the first time in nearly 60 years a Castro has not ruled Cuba.

# raul-castro - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

After praising Fidel Castro, Michael D Higgins becomes first Irish statesman to visit Cuba today
# Havana Holiday
# Havana Holiday

After praising Fidel Castro, Michael D Higgins becomes first Irish statesman to visit Cuba today

Feb 15th 2017, 6:01 AM 13,847 Views 29 Comments

The president was criticised for his tribute in praise of Fidel Castro when he died aged 90 last November.

# raul-castro - Saturday 26 November, 2016

Fidel Castro has died at the age of 90
# RIP
# RIP

Fidel Castro has died at the age of 90

Nov 26th 2016, 6:10 AM 78,368 Views 183 Comments

The revolutionary leader shaped Cuba for more than 50 years.

# raul-castro - Saturday 13 August, 2016

600 assassination attempts and still going strong - Fidel Castro turns 90 today
# Happy Birthday
# Happy Birthday

600 assassination attempts and still going strong - Fidel Castro turns 90 today

Aug 13th 2016, 8:45 AM 18,651 Views 125 Comments

The ‘father of the Cuban Revolution’ has recently re-emerged into the public eye after a decade in the shadows.

# raul-castro - Saturday 26 March, 2016

Delirious scenes as the Rolling Stones play to half a million fans in Cuba's first mega-concert
# Rockin In The Free World
# Rockin In The Free World

Delirious scenes as the Rolling Stones play to half a million fans in Cuba's first mega-concert

Mar 26th 2016, 7:27 AM 18,700 Views 37 Comments

Until recently rock music was banned in the communist island state.

# raul-castro - Sunday 20 March, 2016

Obama aims to end decades of hostility with historic visit to Cuba
# Cold War Foes
# Cold War Foes

Obama aims to end decades of hostility with historic visit to Cuba

Mar 20th 2016, 6:52 PM 11,560 Views 24 Comments

It’s the first time a US president has visited the Communist country in almost 90 years.

# raul-castro - Saturday 11 April, 2015

Raul Castro declares Barack Obama "an honest man"
# Historic
# Historic

Raul Castro declares Barack Obama "an honest man"

Apr 11th 2015, 6:34 PM 10,738 Views 30 Comments

The pair’s meeting was a significant occasion.

# raul-castro - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

End of an era: After more than 50 years, the US and Cuba are talking again
# New Beginnings
# New Beginnings

End of an era: After more than 50 years, the US and Cuba are talking again

Dec 17th 2014, 6:06 PM 12,845 Views 41 Comments

“These 50 years have shown that isolation hasn’t worked. It’s time for a new approach,” said Barack Obama.

# raul-castro - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

PHOTO: Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuban president Raul Castro
# US-Cuba Relations
# US-Cuba Relations

PHOTO: Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuban president Raul Castro

Dec 10th 2013, 12:43 PM 14,762 Views 57 Comments

The moment is a significant one in US-Cuban relations.

# raul-castro - Monday 25 February, 2013

No surprises: Raul Castro re-elected president of Cuba
# El Presidente
# El Presidente

No surprises: Raul Castro re-elected president of Cuba

Feb 25th 2013, 8:00 AM 2,464 Views 4 Comments

This is the second five year term for the 81-year-old Raul Castro who officially took over from his brother Fidel in 2008.

# raul-castro - Friday 22 February, 2013

Raul Castro raises possibility of retiring as Cuban president
# Hasta Luego?
# Hasta Luego?

Raul Castro raises possibility of retiring as Cuban president

Feb 22nd 2013, 6:50 PM 4,704 Views 14 Comments

The 81-year-old is due to be installed for another five-year term on Sunday – but may not see it through.

# raul-castro - Wednesday 28 March, 2012

Pope meets Fidel Castro in Cuba
# Cuba
# Cuba

Pope meets Fidel Castro in Cuba

Mar 28th 2012, 10:15 PM 2,623 Views 31 Comments

The Pope gave an unusually political speech before hundreds of thousands of people in Cuba today.

# raul-castro - Monday 26 March, 2012

Pope arrives in Cuba for three-day visit
# Cuba
# Cuba

Pope arrives in Cuba for three-day visit

Mar 26th 2012, 9:37 PM 1,501 Views 3 Comments

The Pope was welcomed by Cuban President Raul Castro, who told him that his country favours complete religious freedom.

# raul-castro - Sunday 25 March, 2012

Poll: Should a statue of Che Guevara be erected in Galway?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should a statue of Che Guevara be erected in Galway?

Mar 25th 2012, 3:16 PM 14,239 Views 126 Comments

A US politician has written to the Taoiseach urging him to stop the statue being built – but supporters of the project say the statue will commemorate Che’s Irish heritage. What do you think?

# raul-castro - Monday 27 February, 2012

Hugo Chavez flies to Cuba for 'urgent' cancer treatment
# Hugo Chavez
# Hugo Chavez

Hugo Chavez flies to Cuba for 'urgent' cancer treatment

Feb 27th 2012, 2:09 PM 2,305 Views 23 Comments

The Venezuelan leader says he will still run in October’s presidential election despite the recurrence of his illness.

# raul-castro - Thursday 26 January, 2012

Castro on US presidential hopefuls: 'A contest of idiocy and ignorance'
# US 2012
# US 2012

Castro on US presidential hopefuls: 'A contest of idiocy and ignorance'

Jan 26th 2012, 1:09 PM 2,068 Views 16 Comments

The former Cuban leader has slammed the Republican Party candidates vying for the nomination to face Barack Obama in the autumn.

# raul-castro - Friday 20 January, 2012

Cuban hunger striker dies in prison
# Cuba
# Cuba

Cuban hunger striker dies in prison

Jan 20th 2012, 3:48 PM 2,953 Views 31 Comments

The 31-year-old was protesting a four-year prison sentence imposed for his part in a demonstration.

# raul-castro - Thursday 12 January, 2012

Iranian president: 'The capitalist system is in decay'
# Capitalism
# Capitalism

Iranian president: 'The capitalist system is in decay'

Jan 12th 2012, 2:13 PM 2,003 Views 33 Comments

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is on a friendly trip around Latin America visiting leftist leaders who share his animosity towards the US.

# raul-castro - Sunday 25 December, 2011

# raul-castro - Thursday 3 November, 2011

Cuba to allow citizens to buy and sell property
# Viva La Revolution
# Viva La Revolution

Cuba to allow citizens to buy and sell property

Nov 3rd 2011, 5:35 PM 492 Views 8 Comments

The move is part of a series of free-market changes introduced by Raul Castro since he took over from Fidel.

# raul-castro - Sunday 26 June, 2011

Where is Hugo Chavez?
# Venezuela
# Venezuela

Where is Hugo Chavez?

Jun 26th 2011, 12:27 PM 464 Views 6 Comments

The Venezuelan president reappeared on Twitter on Friday, but he hasn’t been seen in public for two weeks after undergoing surgery in Cuba.

# raul-castro - Tuesday 19 April, 2011

Cuban leaders fail to follow through on promises to give way to fresh faces
Live Apr 19th 2011, 9:56 PM

Cuban leaders fail to follow through on promises to give way to fresh faces

# raul-castro - Sunday 17 April, 2011

Castro considers introducing 10-year term limit for Cuban leaders
# Cuba
# Cuba

Castro considers introducing 10-year term limit for Cuban leaders

Apr 17th 2011, 6:05 PM 611 Views 0 Comments

Raul Castro says top politicians should be limited to two five-year terms – signalling a possible withdrawal from public life.

# raul-castro - Thursday 16 December, 2010

Fidel Castro 'refused colostomy after swollen colon' - WikiLeaks
# Wikileaks
# Wikileaks

Fidel Castro 'refused colostomy after swollen colon' - WikiLeaks

Dec 16th 2010, 4:45 PM 835 Views 0 Comments

The Cuban leader needed convincing to have surgery after being diagnosed with a perforated intestine in 2006, and nearly died.