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Raul Castro Talks Retirement

6 years ago by Kyle Munzenrieder
Could the day that Cuba is no longer run by a man named Castro be in sight? Raul Castro is set to be sworn in for another five year term, but during a joint appearance with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, he raised the possibility of retirement...
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Raul Castro Will Trade Political Prisoners for Cuban 5

11 years ago by Kyle Munzenrieder
Cuba's imprisonment of political dissidents has long been a point of contention between the island nation and Miami's exile community. So it comes as a surprise that Raul Castro is willing to let them go."These prisoners you talk about -- they want us to let them go? They should tell us tomorrow. We'll send...
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President Obama Shook Raul Castro's Hand: Ten Reactions on What It Means

6 years ago by Kyle Munzenrieder
During Nelson Mandela's funeral this morning, President Obama shook the hand of Cuban leader Raúl Castro. It's not completely unprecedented. Bill Clinton shook Fidel Castro's hand in New York in 2000. It's still an odd sight. But what does it mean? Of course, the internet is buzzing with people trying...
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Cubans Can Buy and Sell New Cars, Raul Castro Says

8 years ago by Tim Elfrink
Say farewell to the most enduring image of the time bubble the Castros have built around Cuba: the kinda charming fleet of jerry-rigged '50s American cars clogging Havana's streets, held together with not much more than duct tape and hope.For fifty years, the regime has forbidden most Cubans from buying...
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Raul Castro Demands Return of Guantanamo, End of Radio and TV Marti, and Payments

4 years ago by Kyle Munzenrieder
In 2009, President Barack Obama promised to close the detention center at Guantánamo Bay, but he still hasn't quite gotten around to it. Now he has an even tougher and possibly more controversial decision to make. Cuban President Raúl Castro has demanded that in order to officially normalize relations between...
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Raul Castro Fourth Worst Dictator in the World, According to Foreign Policy

8 years ago by Kyle Munzenrieder
Cuba's Raúl Castro has rocketed up the rankings of Foreign Policy's list of the world's worst dictators. He now sits at fourth in the world, up from just 21st last year. Sure, Castro has done a lousy, despotic job at leadership in the past year, but we can't give him...
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Raul Castro is 80 Today (Which is Considered Young Amongst Cuba's Decrepit Leadership)

8 years ago by Kyle Munzenrieder
We haven't updated the ol' "Fidel Castro Death Watch" in a while, but today marks Raul Castro's 80th birthday. Yes, the halls of power in Havana are starting more and more to resemble the halls of an old folks home, and it's a reminder it's only a matter of time...
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Trump Got a Loan From Tiny Coral Gables Bank, Then Its CEO Got a Federal Appointment

2 days ago by Jerry Iannelli
Most people haven't heard of Professional Bank. The business is a tiny outpost in Coral Gables that doesn't have a fraction of the name recognition of major Wall Street banks.
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Castro Resigns

11 years ago by Tovin Lapan
Citng his "critical health condition" Fidel Castro stepped down as Cuba's president and commander-in-chief on Tuesday, ending a tenure as head of state that lasted nearly a half century, according to Granma, the official publication of the Cuban Communist Party. It appears Castro gave no notice of his resignation, publishing...
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Knight Foundation's New Director Worked on "Cuban Twitter" Aimed at Ousting Castro

1 year ago by Jerry Iannelli
The Knight Foundation holds massive sway in Miami. It's one of the biggest nonprofits in America and funds a huge number of journalistic, charity, and community initiatives around town. The foundation's last Miami program director, Matt Haggman, recently resigned to run for Congress and has been a leader in early...

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