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# Raul Castro

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# End of an era
Cuba nominates Miguel Diaz-Canel to replace Raul Castro as president
Diaz-Canel will become Cuba’s first leader in 60 years who is not named Castro.
# cast out
Cuba on the cusp of new era as Castro to relinquish power this week
It’ll be the first time in nearly 60 years a Castro has not ruled Cuba.
# havana holiday
After praising Fidel Castro, Michael D Higgins becomes first Irish statesman to visit Cuba today
The president was criticised for his tribute in praise of Fidel Castro when he died aged 90 last November.
Fidel Castro has died at the age of 90
The revolutionary leader shaped Cuba for more than 50 years.
# Happy Birthday
600 assassination attempts and still going strong - Fidel Castro turns 90 today
The ‘father of the Cuban Revolution’ has recently re-emerged into the public eye after a decade in the shadows.
# rockin in the free world
Delirious scenes as the Rolling Stones play to half a million fans in Cuba's first mega-concert
Until recently rock music was banned in the communist island state.
# cold war foes
Obama aims to end decades of hostility with historic visit to Cuba
It’s the first time a US president has visited the Communist country in almost 90 years.
# Historic
Raul Castro declares Barack Obama "an honest man"
The pair’s meeting was a significant occasion.
# New Beginnings
End of an era: After more than 50 years, the US and Cuba are talking again
“These 50 years have shown that isolation hasn’t worked. It’s time for a new approach,” said Barack Obama.
# US-Cuba relations
PHOTO: Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuban president Raul Castro
The moment is a significant one in US-Cuban relations.
# El Presidente
No surprises: Raul Castro re-elected president of Cuba
This is the second five year term for the 81-year-old Raul Castro who officially took over from his brother Fidel in 2008.
# Hasta luego?
Raul Castro raises possibility of retiring as Cuban president
The 81-year-old is due to be installed for another five-year term on Sunday – but may not see it through.
# Cuba
Pope meets Fidel Castro in Cuba
The Pope gave an unusually political speech before hundreds of thousands of people in Cuba today.
# Cuba
Pope arrives in Cuba for three-day visit
The Pope was welcomed by Cuban President Raul Castro, who told him that his country favours complete religious freedom.
# Your Say
Poll: Should a statue of Che Guevara be erected in Galway?
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?
# hugo chavez
Hugo Chavez flies to Cuba for 'urgent' cancer treatment
The Venezuelan leader says he will still run in October’s presidential election despite the recurrence of his illness.
# US 2012
Castro on US presidential hopefuls: 'A contest of idiocy and ignorance'
The former Cuban leader has slammed the Republican Party candidates vying for the nomination to face Barack Obama in the autumn.
# Cuba
Cuban hunger striker dies in prison
The 31-year-old was protesting a four-year prison sentence imposed for his part in a demonstration.
# Capitalism
Iranian president: 'The capitalist system is in decay'
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is on a friendly trip around Latin America visiting leftist leaders who share his animosity towards the US.
# Viva la revolution
Cuba to allow citizens to buy and sell property
The move is part of a series of free-market changes introduced by Raul Castro since he took over from Fidel.
# Venezuela
Where is Hugo Chavez?
The Venezuelan president reappeared on Twitter on Friday, but he hasn’t been seen in public for two weeks after undergoing surgery in Cuba.
Cuban leaders fail to follow through on promises to give way to fresh faces
The ailing leader Fidel Castro made a surprise appearance at Communist Party Congress, where delegates elected party veterans to key positions.
# Cuba
Castro considers introducing 10-year term limit for Cuban leaders
Raul Castro says top politicians should be limited to two five-year terms – signalling a possible withdrawal from public life.
# Wikileaks
Fidel Castro 'refused colostomy after swollen colon' - WikiLeaks
The Cuban leader needed convincing to have surgery after being diagnosed with a perforated intestine in 2006, and nearly died.