Raúl Castro

Raúl Castro

President of Cuba

Raúl Modesto Castro Ruz is a Cuban politician and revolutionary who has been President of the Council of State of Cuba and the President of the Council of Ministers of Cuba since 2008; he previously exercised presidential powers in an acting capacity from 2006 to 2008.… Read More

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1931 Birth Born on June 3, 1931.


1953 22 Years Old 1 More Event
Raúl Castro's travels and contact with Soviet KGB agent Nikolai Leonov—whom he met in 1953 during a trip to the Soviet-bloc nations and again in 1955 during his exile in Mexico City—facilitated Cuba's close ties with the Soviets after the triumph of the Cuban Revolution. … Read More
1958 27 Years Old On 26 June 1958, Raúl Castro’s rebels kidnapped ten Americans and two Canadians from the property of Moa Bay Mining Company (an American company) on the north coast of Oriente Province. … Read More
In response to the victory by Che Guevara at the Battle of Santa Clara, the U.S.-backed President Fulgencio Batista fled Cuba in the early morning of 1 January 1959. … Read More


…  Castro previously exercised presidential powers in an acting capacity from 2006 to 2008. … Read More
2008 77 Years Old 1 More Event
Raúl Castro was officially made President by the National Assembly on 24 February 2008, after Fidel Castro, who was still ailing, announced his intention not to stand for President again on 19 February 2008. … Read More
2009 78 Years Old In March 2009, Raúl Castro dismissed some officials. In April 2011, Raúl announced a plan of 300 economic reforms similar to the Chinese economic model, among them the limitation of presidential mandates including himself, encouraging private initiative, reducing state spending, encouraging foreign investment and agrarian reforms.
Castro was re-elected President on 24 February 2013. … Read More
2014 83 Years Old On 17 December 2014, Castro and Obama made separate announcements that efforts to normalize relations between the two nations would begin with the re-establishment of embassies in Havana and Washington. … Read More
2015 84 Years Old 1 More Event
After a meeting with Pope Francis in Vatican City on 10 May 2015, Castro said that he is considering returning to the Roman Catholic Church. … Read More
2016 85 Years Old On 20 March 2016, Obama made a visit to Cuba to meet with Castro. … Read More
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