US President Barack Obama is in Cuba for a historic visit. Since the Cuban revolution in 1959 relations between the two nations grew ever more icy. But an unplanned handshake in 2014 set the wheels of change in motion.
Cuba's legislative body has extended its term to April of 2018, delaying President Raul Castro's historic transfer of power. The aging leader's departure will mark the end of six decades of rule under the Castro family.
Cubans are beginning a week of vigils to mark one year since revolutionary leader Fidel Castro died. The anniversary comes on the eve of an election cycle that will see his brother, Raul, step down as president.
The US president partially reversed Washington's diplomatic and commercial opening to Cuba that was unveiled in 2014. The Kremlin accused Trump of pandering to a small group of Cuban-American voters.
As the crisis in Venezuela worsens, Cuba continues to throw its support behind the government in Caracas. How much influence does Havana hold over President Nicolas Maduro?
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