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  • Senator Jeff Flake, former Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt and the Trump administration's top diplomat in Cuba met on Monday with new Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel, the highest-level U.S. delegation to do so since he took office. Flake and Schmidt, who is now a board member at Google parent Alphabet Inc, were on a 24- hour visit to discuss improving the...

  • HAVANA, June 2- Cuba's national assembly named former President Raul Castro on Saturday to head the commission charged with carrying out changes to the constitution that would provide legal backing to the island's economic and social opening. Castro is slated to remain head of the Cuban Communist Party until 2021. "What is coming is an" update "of Cuba's...

  • HAVANA, May 24- Rainfall has shuttered all but a few of Cuba's 54 sugar mills, with output down nearly 40 percent to the lowest level in more than a century, which could force the island to import, official media and industry sources say. The Communist Party has already tasked President Miguel Diaz-Canel, who replaced Raul Castro last month, with carrying out a series...

  • Newly elected Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel (L) reacts as former Cuban President Raul Castro raises his hand during the National Assembly in Havana, Cuba, April 19, 2018.

    Cuba has a new president – and for the first time in six decades, his last name is not Castro, and now Cuba must sort out the lines of authority between party and state, William M. LeoGrande explains in The Conversation.

  • Cuban President Raul Castro (L) waves next to First Vice-President Miguel Diaz-Canel (C) during a National Assembly session that will select Cuba's Council of State ahead of the naming of a new president, in Havana on April 18, 2018.

    A 57-year-old bureaucrat replaced Raul Castro as the president of Cuba on Thursday.

  • HAVANA, April 17- President Raul Castros efforts to modernize Cuba's Soviet-style centrally planned economy have borne mixed results, with some initiatives moving forward, others stalled and still others either scuttled or yet to begin. The effort can best be viewed as building on policy changes Cuba initiated after the fall of the Soviet Union, for example...

  • HAVANA, April 17- Most of Camilo Condis' family emigrated from Communist-run Cuba to the United States seeking a better life, but the 32- year-old decided to stay after Raul Castro became president a decade ago and promised change. Seeking to make socialism sustainable, Castro introduced some market reforms to the state-run economy and secured a historic...

  • HAVANA, April 17- Most of Camilo Condis' family emigrated from Communist-run Cuba to the United States seeking a better life, but the 32- year-old decided to stay after Raul Castro became president a decade ago and promised change. Seeking to make socialism sustainable, Castro introduced some market reforms to the state-run economy and secured a historic...

  • HAVANA, April 17- President Raul Castros efforts to modernize Cuba's Soviet-style centrally planned economy have borne mixed results, with some initiatives moving forward, others stalled and still others either scuttled or yet to begin. The effort can best be viewed as building on policy changes Cuba initiated after the fall of the Soviet Union, for example...

  • HAVANA, March 27- Cuba's Communist Party admitted a slowdown and errors in its implementation of Raul Castro's market-style reforms, just weeks before he steps down from the presidency, but vowed to continue updating the Soviet-style command economy. Reforms were implemented swiftly in the first three years since being agreed in 2011, the head of the party's...

  • HAVANA, March 22- Cuba's first wholesale outlet to supply former state-run eateries that are now cooperatives opened for business this week in Havana, a slap in the face to private start-ups that face higher costs. Interior Trade Minister Mary Blanca Ortega Barredo told state-run media at the weekend that the wholesale model would eventually go nationwide...

  • HAVANA, March 6- Cuba has imposed new restrictions on imports by state-run companies, ordering them to obtain a letter of credit from the central bank for purchases above the equivalent of $100,000, as the Communist-run island struggles with a shortage of cash and mounting commercial debt. A western banker with extensive experience of working with Cuba said...

  • In a speech at the University of Texas ahead of a five-nation Latin American tour, Tillerson insisted the Trump administration was not advocating "regime change" in Venezuela, but said it would be "easiest" if Maduro chose to leave power on his own. Tillerson predicted there would be change of some kind in Venezuela and said the United States, which has had steadily...

  • Mistake for Trump to reduce business opportunites in Cuba: Expert

    Philip Peters, Cuba Research Center president, provides perspective to President Trump's proposed plan to restrict business relations in Cuba.

  • Cuban President Raúl Castro

    Cuban President Raul Castro said he will step down from power after his second term ends in 2018.

  • A large drawing of Cuba's late President Fidel Castro is displayed in the Playa neighborhood of Havana, Cuba, November 29, 2016.

    The Trump administration is nearing completion of a policy review to determine how far it goes in rolling back former President Barack Obama's engagement with Cuba.

  • The sun sets over Havana on the evening before the U.S. officially reopens their embassy after 54 years.

    Cuba has suggested that its famous rum serves as a means of paying back Cold War-era debt.

  • Death of Fidel Castro will not lead to immediate transition of power

    Diego Moya-Ocampos, Latin American analyst at IHS, discusses what the death of Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro means for the communist country.

  • Castro's death & the US-Cuba relationship

    John Kavulich, Former President, Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Cuba Trade & Economic Council, discusses what impact, if any, Fidel Castro's death will have on the U.S.

  • Trump's Cuba approach: What it means for travel

    CNBC's Susan Li reports on whether the election of Donald Trump will change America's policy toward the island nation. And Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on traveling there.