Cuba's Raul Castro steps out of brother's shadow with U.S. deal, support surges




 
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December 20th, 2014  
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Topic: Cuba's Raul Castro steps out of brother's shadow with U.S. deal, support surges


By Daniel Trotta and Rosa Tania Valdés HAVANA (Reuters) - Stepping out of his legendary brother's shadow, President Raul Castro has scored a diplomatic triumph and a surge in popular support with the deal that ends decades of open hostility with the United States. For many Cubans, the restoration of diplomatic relations and President Barack Obama's promise to dismantle economic sanctions against the communist-run island have raised hopes of a more prosperous future. ...




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