Raúl Castro's file

Raúl Castro is a Cuban politican who has been President of Cuba since 2008. Castro was a rebel commander in the Cuban Revolution in the 1950s, and served in multiple leadership positions under his brother, Fidel. 

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Recent statements involving Raúl Castro


Human rights groups beg to differ

Recent stories featuring Raúl Castro

Obama's reply to Castro's criticism open to interpretation

A look at Rep. Rob Wittman's claim that Obama thanked Cuban president for criticizing the U.S.

Fact-checking claims about Cuba

All eyes were on Havana this week as President Barack Obama made his historic trip to Cuba, including those of the fact-checkers. Here are some of our recent fact-checks about U.S.-Cuba relations.