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Castro tells US to drop the demands on political front

Last Updated: Sunday, December 22, 2013, 05:05

President Raul Castro has warned his country could remain estranged from the United States for decades if Washington does not drop political demands.

Raul Castro issues stern warning to entrepreneurs

Last Updated: Sunday, December 22, 2013, 02:12

President Raul Castro has issued a stern warning to entrepreneurs pushing the boundaries of Cuba`s economic reform, saying "those pressuring us to move faster are moving us toward failure."

Barack Obama-Raul Castro handshake sparks buzz, draws flak

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 09:51

After the rare, unanticipated gesture of handshake between US President Barack Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro created a stir, the White House down played the event by saying that it was not a "pre-planned encounter".

Obama, Raul Castro shake hands at Mandela memorial

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 18:51

The memorial service of former South African President and anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela on Tuesday was the most apt place for the leaders of the two estranged countries – US President Barack Obama and Cuba’s Raul Castro – to keep aside their differences and briefly shake hands.

Ecuador president meets Fidel, Raul Castro on Cuba trip

Last Updated: Saturday, September 21, 2013, 15:09

Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa met with Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro and his younger brother, President Raul Castro, the leftist South American leader said.

WikiLeaks predicts Cuba offering asylum to Snowden

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 09, 2013, 13:05

Shortly after Cuban president Raul Castro expressed his support for Edward Snowden, WikiLeaks posted a tweet predicting if Cuba is serious about expressing solidarity with Snowden, and it may as well offer him political asylum.

Cuba`s Raul Castro backs asylum offers for Snowden

Last Updated: Monday, July 08, 2013, 09:12

Raul Castro stood shoulder-to-shoulder with Latin American countries that have expressed willingness to take in Snowden.

World leaders pay tribute at Hugo Chavez`s funeral

Last Updated: Friday, March 08, 2013, 22:52

Prominent leaders from Latin American and around the world converged here to attend the funeral of late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez on Friday.

Cuba parliament gathers with selection of president on agenda

Last Updated: Sunday, February 24, 2013, 22:28

Cuba`s parliament is reconvening with new membership and is expected to name Raul Castro to another five-year-term as president.

Raul Castro jokes about possible resignation

Last Updated: Saturday, February 23, 2013, 12:41

Cuban President Raul Castro joked Friday about the possibility that he might resign because of being so advanced in years.

Cuba`s Raul Castro hints at possible retirement

Last Updated: Saturday, February 23, 2013, 00:35

Cuban President Raul Castro on Friday unexpectedly raised the possibility of leaving his post, saying he is old and has a right to retire.

Raul Castro bets on Cuban travel amid reforms

Last Updated: Sunday, October 21, 2012, 22:45

Raul Castro has decentralised industries, expanded private entrepreneurship and farming, legalised home and car sales and is about to enter an experimental phase with medium-size cooperative businesses.