Raul Modesto Castro Ruz, born on 3 June 1931, is commonly known as Raul Castro. Raul Castro began in Cuban political service as a rebel commander, during the 1950s, but later took up prominent positions in power after his brother Fidel Castro came to power. He enjoyed the position of the President of the Council of the State of Cuba, along with being the President of the Council of Ministers of Cuba. He has also been the commander in chief of the Armed Forces along with being the first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba.
Raul Castro, born as Raul Modesto Castro Ruz on 3 June 1931 in Biran, Cuba, is the son of a Galician immigrant father, Angel Castro and Lina Ruz, a female of Canarian parentage. Raul was the youngest of the three male children, Ramon, Fidel and himself. Raul also had four sisters in Angela, Juanita, Emma and Agustina.