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SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Former Obama Cabinet member Julian Castro joined the 2020 presidential race Saturday as the rush of Democrats making early moves to challenge President Donald Trump accelerates, while anticipation grows around bigger names still considering a White House run. “I’m running for president because it’s time for new leadership, because it’s time for new energy and it’s time for a new commitment to make sure that the opportunities that I’ve had are available to every American,” he told cheering supporters. Castro, who could end up being the only Latino in what is shaping up to be a crowded Democratic field, officially kicked off his campaign with a rally in his hometown of San Antonio, where he was mayor for five years. The ex-housing secretary became the second Democrat to formally enter race, after former Maryland Rep. John Delaney. Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu elected to Congress, is planning a bid, too. The Brief Newsletter Sign up to receive the top stories you need to know right now. The impasse over a border wall that Trump made a central promise of his 2016 campaign has led to the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. The Democratic field is starting to take shape even though the first primary elections are more than a year away. After a brief career in law, he was elected mayor of the nation’s seventh-largest city at 34. During Castro’s trip this past week to Nevada, one state Latino business leader told Castro that he should again be a top contender for vice president if his campaign falls short.
One of Stephen Lewis’ posters, now on display at the Goodnow Library in Sudbury. [Daily News Staff Photo/Zane Razzaq] One of Stephen Lewis’ posters, now on display at the Goodnow Library in Sudbury. [Daily News Staff Photo/Zane Razzaq] A new poster series examining Cuban political history is on display at the Goodnow Library in Sudbury. Stephen Lewis, a retired union leader who organized the show, has 8,000 posters in his personal collection. Selected from his personal collection of 8,000, the brightly colored posters range from film posters to support for the 1959 revolution that swept Fidel Castro into power. “Some of my posters go back a century ago. It’s amazing that some of the posters are still relevant today,” said Lewis, of Malden. In 1959, Cubans revolted against dictator Fulgencio Batista, with the broad support of most peasants and workers. He said many Americans have a negative perception of the Communist nation because of the two countries’ adversarial relationship. Some posters were collected during trips Lewis took to Cuba.
Cuba’s leader Raul Castro is making plans to step aside and for the first time in nearly 60 years, Cuba’s new leader is not from the Castro family. Here’s a look at Cuba's next president, Miguel Díaz-Canel. FOX News Channel…
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