Raúl Modesto Castro Ruz (born 3 June 1931), usually referred to as Raúl Castro, is a Cuban politician and a 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 was a rebel commander among the forces led by his brother Fidel during the 1950s.
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- There are profound differences between our countries that will not go away. We hold different concepts on many subjects, such as political systems, democracy, the exercise of human rights, social justice, international relations, and world peace and stability. We defend human rights. In our view, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights are indivisible, interdependent, and universal. We find it inconceivable that a government does not defend and ensure the right to healthcare, education, social security, food provision, development, equal pay, and the rights of children. We oppose political manipulation and double standards in the approach to human rights.
- Castro to Obama: U.S. Has Double Standards When it Comes to Human Rights (22 March 2016), The Real News Network
- "Regime readies path for Raúl Castro's rise" by Frances Robles, Miami Herald (14 July 2006)
- "Cuba in transition" at Starbroek News (19 April 2007)
- "Speech by Raúl Castro" (26 July 2007); English translation at Escambray Digital (27 July 2007)
- "Who is Raul Castro, Cuba's new leader?", Times Online (19 February 2008)
- BBC Profile: Raul Castro (24 February 2008)
- "Castro Family Values: Fidel vs. Raul: in TIME magazine (17 April 2008)
- "Raul Castro Stamps His Mark", Havana Times (4 March 2009)