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  1. ONE of communism’s longest surviving dynasties has come to an end after Cuba's vice-president takes control from Raul Castro. Raul, who took over from his brother Fidel 12 years ...

  2. Fidel and Raul Castro were scruffy young guerrillas in 1959, when they descended from Cuba's eastern mountains, seized power and never relinquished it. As they aged into their ...

  3. He was born in April 1960, little over a year after Fidel Castro was first sworn in as prime minister. He studied electrical engineering and began his political career in his early ...

  4. Raul Castro To Step Down As Cuba's President

    HuffPost via Yahoo News16 hours ago

    A Castro will no longer be the leader of Cuba ― for the first time in almost 60 years. Raúl Castro is expected to step down as Cuba’s president this week, a role he’s filled since ...

  5. Raúl Castro is expected to step down as president of Cuba this week, ending a nearly 60-year run where he helped his brother lead the communist nation before becoming president himself ...

  6. His handpicked successor, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, 57, is a Communist Party loyalist who was born a year after Fidel Castro claimed power in Cuba. His rise ushers in a new generation ...

  7. The virtually certain unanimous approval of the National Assembly will install someone from outside the Castro family in the country’s highest government office for the first time in ...

  8. The silver-haired 57-year-old, who is currently first vice president and a top Communist Party official, is to be confirmed Thursday as the successor to Raul Castro, who himself succeeded ...

  9. Perspective | Cuba after the Castros

    Washington Post23 hours ago

    For the first time in almost 60 years, a Castro will not rule the island, as Fidel Castro’s 86-year-old brother Raúl steps down as Cuba’s head of state. While Fidel</ ...

  10. Cuba’s Raul Castro was just hours away from retiring as president on Wednesday, with his vice president Miguel Diaz-Canel set to replace him in a shift that will usher in the island’s ...

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