Raul Castro

Despite setback in relations, Cuba to continue dialogue with United States

Castro said that Trump's decisions ignored large sectors of the US and most Cuban emigrants in support of lifting the embargo and normalising bilateral ties, and merely satisfied a small group in Florida.

Jul 15, 2017, 11:11 AM IST

Cuba faces last May Day parade under Fidel Castro

The Cuban government`s traditional May Day parade Monday is the last to be overseen by President Raul Castro -- and the first without his late brother and revolutionary predecessor Fidel.

May 01, 2017, 10:48 AM IST

Cuba's Raul Castro warns Donald Trump to respect country's sovereignty

Travel to the Caribbean island from the United States has increased, with the start of direct flights and cruises and roaming agreements signed.
 

Jan 26, 2017, 09:16 AM IST

Raul Castro announces pick for Cuba`s interior minister

Gandarilla Bermejo will replace General Carlos Fernandez Gondin, 78, who died on Saturday after a long illness.

Jan 10, 2017, 11:49 AM IST
Over 70,000 people visit Fidel Castro's tomb in a month

Over 70,000 people visit Fidel Castro's tomb in a month

About 70,000 people have visited Cuban leader Fidel Castro`s tomb in the city of Santiago de Cuba over the past month since his interment.

Jan 08, 2017, 09:00 AM IST
Barack Obama visits Cuba

Barack Obama visits Cuba

Barack Obama become the first American president to visit Cuba in nearly a century, and the first since a revolution led by Fidel Castro toppled a US-backed strongman in 1959. 

Dec 15, 2016, 16:56 PM IST
Cuba buries Fidel Castro in a low-key ceremony

Cuba buries Fidel Castro in a low-key ceremony

Cuba opens a new era without the communist leader who ruled the island for decades.

Dec 04, 2016, 19:02 PM IST
No public spaces will be named after Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, announces President Raul

No public spaces will be named after Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, announces President Raul

In a major announcement on Saturday, Cuban President Raul Castro has said that the name and figure of Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro will not be used for public places, streets or plazas nor will monuments, busts or statues be made in his memory as per his wishes.

Dec 04, 2016, 08:54 AM IST
Ashes of Fidel Castro begin final journey across Cuba

Ashes of Fidel Castro begin final journey across Cuba

The urn containing the remains of Castro, who died Friday at age 90, was covered by a Cuban flag and protected by a crystal covering as it was transported.
 

Nov 30, 2016, 19:35 PM IST
Donald Trump vows to end U.S.-Cuba 'deal' unless Havana makes better one

Donald Trump vows to end U.S.-Cuba 'deal' unless Havana makes better one

U.S. airlines launched the first regular flights to Havana in more than five decades on Monday.

Nov 29, 2016, 02:45 AM IST
Fidel Castro’s sister Juanita Castro will not attend funeral: Report

Fidel Castro’s sister Juanita Castro will not attend funeral: Report

President Raul Castro, Fidel`s 85-year-old younger brother, made the announcement of Fidel`s death on state television around midnight Friday.

Nov 27, 2016, 04:32 AM IST
Putin praises Castro as `symbol of an era`: Kremlin

Putin praises Castro as `symbol of an era`: Kremlin

"The name of this distinguished statesman is rightly considered the symbol of an era in modern world history," Putin said.

Nov 26, 2016, 16:26 PM IST
Party in Miami as news of Fidel Castro`s death spreads

Party in Miami as news of Fidel Castro`s death spreads

Some sang the Cuban national anthem, others shook up bottles of champagne and sprayed the fizz onto the crowd of revelers.
 

Nov 26, 2016, 16:16 PM IST
Fidel Castro had survived countless US assassination attempts – Here's the story of Cuban revolutionary

Fidel Castro had survived countless US assassination attempts – Here's the story of Cuban revolutionary

Fidel Castro, the bearded revolutionary, died eight years after ill health forced him to formally hand power over to brother Raul Castro.

Nov 26, 2016, 12:43 PM IST
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau to visit Cuba, Argentina

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau to visit Cuba, Argentina

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will visit Cuba and Argentina next week in a bid to strengthen ties and boost trade, the government announced Tuesday.

Nov 08, 2016, 19:21 PM IST
Obama names first ambassador to Cuba in five decades

Obama names first ambassador to Cuba in five decades

Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro announced a thaw in relations in December 2014.

Sep 28, 2016, 04:12 AM IST

Japan PM seeks Cuba`s help amid North Korea nuclear `provocations`

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe concluded a visit to Cuba Friday with condemnation of North Korea`s nuclear "provocations" and a request for help from Pyongyang`s ally Havana to pursue a "world without nuclear weapons."

Sep 23, 2016, 22:44 PM IST

Iran's President meets Castros in Cuba to reaffirm friendship

Iran and Cuba have long been friendly, united partly by their respective stand-offs with the US, although both have seen relations with Washington thaw in recent years.
 

Sep 20, 2016, 10:14 AM IST
US, Cuba hold migration talks in Havana; no new agreements

US, Cuba hold migration talks in Havana; no new agreements

US And Cuban officials held another round of talks on migration issues in Havana to further discussions last held in December, but no new agreements were announced to advance the diplomatic thaw begun a year and a half ago by presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro.

Jul 15, 2016, 11:10 AM IST

Colombian president, rebel chief sign cease-fire

The bilateral cease-fire requires FARC to lay down all of their weapons within 180 days of the conclusion of a final peace accord.

Jun 24, 2016, 11:04 AM IST