Raúl Castro

President of Cuba Raúl Castro Full Name: Raúl Castro


Profession: President of Cuba
Why Famous: Brother of Fidel Castro, Raúl has been the President of Cuba since 2008.

He is also the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces (Army, Navy, and Air Force) and is the nation's highest ranking general.

Born: June 3, 1931 (86 years old)
Star Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Biran, Holguin, Cuba

Married Life

  • 1959-01-26 President of Cuba Raúl Castro (27) weds revolutionary Vilma Espín (28) in Santiago de Cuba

Historical Events in the Life of Raúl Castro

  • 1962-07-02 Cubans minister of Foreign affairs Raul Castro arrives in Moscow
  • 2006-07-31 Fidel Castro temporarily hands over power to brother Raúl Castro. This leads to a celebration in Little Havana (La Pequeña Habana in Spanish), Miami, Florida, where many Cuban Americans participated.
  • 2013-02-24 Raúl Castro is elected to a second term as the President of Cuba
  • 2013-02-25 Cuban President Raul Castro announces he will not seek another term in 2018
  • 2014-01-02 Raul Castro gives a speech commemorating the 55th anniversary of the Cuban revolution and warns of "neo-liberal and neo-colonial thinking" entering the country
  • 2015-04-11 Barack Obama and Raul Castro meet in Panama, the 1st meeting of US and Cuban heads of state since the Cuban Revolution

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