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Raúl Castro
Raúl Castro, July 2012.jpeg
President of Cuba
Assumed office
February 24, 2008
Acting: July 31, 2006 – February 24 2008
Vice PresidentJosé Ramón Machado
Miguel Díaz-Canel
Preceded byFidel Castro
First Vice President of Cuba
In office
December 2, 1976 – February 24, 2008
Succeeded byJosé Machado Ventura
Secretary General of Non-Aligned Movement
In office
February 24, 2008 – July 11, 2009
Acting: September 16, 2006 – February 24, 2008
Preceded byFidel Castro
Succeeded byHosni Mubarak
Personal details
BornJune 3, 1931 (1931-06-03) (age 89)
Birán, Holguín, Cuba
Political partyPCC
Spouse(s)Vilma Espín (1959 – 2007; widowed)

Raúl Modesto Castro Ruz (born June 3, 1931) is the President of the Cuban Council of State[1][2] and the head of state of Cuba. He is also Second Secretary of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), Commander in Chief (Maximum General) of the Armed Forces (Army, Navy, and Air Force) and is the younger brother of Fidel Castro. On February 24, 2013, Castro announced that his second term would be his final term and that he would not seek re-election in 2018.[3]


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