Topic: Ramiro Valdes
News from Cuba this week that Raul Castro will step down in 2018 is offering fodder for critics of US policy towards Cuba who say Washington is stuck in the Cold War.
Raul Castro, president of Cuba, says he'll step down in five years. Who will replace Castro? Miguel Diaz-Canel has been tapped to be first in the line of succession.
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
The Obama administration has dismissed Venezuela's Hugo Chávez as a pesky loudmouth. But he imperils regional security and freedom.
03/16/2010 03:19 pm