Miguel Diaz-Canel was sworn in today and promised to uphold the legacy of Fidel Castrol. Diaz-Canel is the handpicked successor to outgoing leader, Raul Castro. Critics warn that any change, beyond the name of the president, looks unlikely.
Cubans became eligible to sign up for data plans on their smartphones. It is a long-awaited, and expensive, development on an island that limited mobile access to the Internet for most people.
There is still no wireless internet in Cuba. This has not stopped the head of state, Miguel Diaz-Canel, from taking to the digital world with his Twitter account. But his online propaganda is not going unchallenged.
For the first time since the 1959 revolution, Cuba's new head of state will not answer to the name Castro. Miguel Diaz-Canel takes on a country facing many challenges. Andreas Knobloch reports from Havana.
Cubans have voted to select a new parliament, the penultimate step in picking Raul Castro's successor. Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel is expected to take over, ending the Castro family's six decades in power.
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