Topic: Jose Ramon Machado Ventura
On Sunday, Cuban President Raul Castro promised to step down at the end of his 5-year term in 2018. Analysts say he's seeking gradual change, without Cuba's old revolutionaries losing control.
José Ramón Machado Ventura, 80, will fill Raul Castro's old spot as No. 2 in power, while Ramiro Valdes will take over the No. 3 role. Both have collaborated with the Fidel and Raul Castro since at least the 1950s.
04/20/2011 08:00 am
Only a handful of political activists are willing to risk fighting for basic freedoms. But more ordinary Cubans, they say, are asking how to get involved.
07/25/2008 01:00 am
The National Assembly elected Fidel's brother Sunday to be president in a vote that signals minor changes.
02/25/2008 12:00 am