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Raul Castro Changed Cuba After Brother Stepped Aside

Raul Castro permanently succeeded his elder brother as Cuba's president in February 2008, but he had led the communist country for more than a decade prior to Fidel's death on Friday. Although Raul was part of the revolution that brought Fidel to power in 1959, he remained in the political background, holding several positions while being regarded as Fidel's second in command. When his succession became official in February 2008, he began enacting political, economic and...

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