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Raúl Modesto Castro Ruz

Birthdate: (85)
Birthplace: Birán, Cueto, Holguín, Cuba
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Son of Ángel María Bautista Castro y Argiz and Lina Ruz González
Widower of Vilma Espín Guillois
Father of <private> Castro Espín; <private> Castro Espín; <private> Castro Espín and <private> Castro Espín
Brother of Angelita Castro Ruz; Ramón Castro Ruz; Fidel Castro; <private> Castro Ruz; <private> Castro and 1 other
Half brother of Pedro Emilio Castro Argota and Lidia Castro Argota

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About Raúl Castro

Raúl Modesto Castro Ruz is a Cuban politician, who has been President of the Council of State of Cuba and the President of the Council of Ministers of Cuba since 2008. Castro previously exercised presidential powers in an acting capacity from 2006 to 2008. Castro is Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces (Army, Navy, and Air Force), and has also been First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) since 2011. Castro is the nation's highest ranking general. Raúl Castro was a rebel commander during the 1950s. After his brother Fidel Castro took power, Raúl Castro was one of the most important figures in the party, serving as Minister of the Armed Forces for 49 years, from 1959 to 2008. On 31 July 2006, Raúl Castro was designated the President of the Council of State in a temporary transfer of power, due to Fidel Castro's illness. According to the Cuban Constitution of 1976, Article 94, the Vice President of the Council of State assumes presidential duties upon the illness or death of the President. Raúl Castro was officially made President by the National Assembly on 24 February 2008, after Fidel Castro, who was still ailing, announced he would not stand for President again on 19 February 2008. Raúl Castro became First Secretary of the Communist Party at its Sixth Congress on 19 April 2011, having previously served as Second Secretary under his brother for 46 years. Castro was re-elected President on 24 February 2013. Shortly thereafter, Castro announced that his second term would be his final term, and that he would not seek re-election in 2018. Wikipedia EN

Acerca de Raúl Castro (Español)

Raúl Modesto Castro Ruz es un militar y político cubano, hermano menor y colaborador de Fidel Castro. Es actual presidente del Consejo de Estado de Cuba y del Consejo de Ministros, por tanto, presidente de Cuba desde el 24 de febrero de 2008, aunque desempeñaba el cargo de manera interina desde el 31 de julio de 2006. Es, desde abril de 2011, el primer secretario del Partido Comunista de Cuba, sustituyendo también a su hermano Fidel en dicho cargo. Raúl es, de conjunto con su hermano Fidel Castro, uno de los líderes de la Revolución cubana. Integró el conjunto de hombres y mujeres que participó en el asalto al cuartel Moncada en julio de 1953. Integrante de la expedición en el Yate Granma, fue uno de los líderes del Ejército Rebelde que, comandado por Fidel Castro, combatió a la dictadura de Fulgencio Batista entre 1956 y 1959. Tras el triunfo de la Revolución, se dedicó a dirigir las Fuerzas Armadas Cubanas como Ministro desde 1959 hasta febrero de 2008. Ostenta el grado militar de General de Ejército y posee, desde 1998, el título honorífico de Héroe de la República de Cuba. Wikipedia ES

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Raúl Castro's Timeline

1931
June 3, 1931
Birán, Cueto, Holguín, Cuba