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How Did Cuban President Rabran Castro

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Cuban President Raúl Castro was born on June 3, 1931, near Birán, Cuba. As a young man, he became interested in politics and joined a socialist youth group. In the late 1950s, he participated in the revolution that brought his brother, Fidel Castro, to power, and soon thereafter was appointed head of the armed forces. In the decades that followed, he also served as Cuba’s defense minister and deputy prime minister. In February 2008, Raúl succeeded Fidel as president of Cuba and since that time has implemented a variety of social, economic and political reforms in the country, including the restoration of diplomatic ties with the United States.

Early Life

Raúl Castro was born on June 3, 1931, near Birán, Cuba. The sixth of seven children
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