Raul Castro

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Raul Castro
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Personal life
Date and place of birth June 3, 1931 (age 92)
Birán, Oriente Province, Cuba
Parents Angel Castro y Argiz
Lina Ruz González
(out of wedlock)
Claimed religion Atheist
Education Jesuit School of Colegio Dolores
Spouse Vilma Espín
Dictatorial career
Country Cuba
Military service 26th of July Movement
(guerrilla organization)
Highest rank attained n/a
Political beliefs Socialism
Political party Communist Party of Cuba
Date of dictatorship February, 2008-April 2018
Wars started
Number of deaths attributed

Raul Castro (born June 3, 1931) is the younger brother of Fidel Castro, and succeeded his brother as President of Cuba in 2008, having acted as de facto president since 2006. He was not elected to this position. He had previously been head of the Cuban armed forces. Castro was an atheist Marxist-Leninist dictator. On April 19, 2018, Castro was succeeded by Miguel Díaz-Canel as president.[1]

People still faced serious persecution under Castro's regime if they criticized the deceased Fidel Castro, as in the example of a Christian leader who was arrested in March 2017 and sentenced to three years in prison, a few months after his young children were arrested.[2]

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