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  • 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.

  • 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.

    Cuba on Wednesday proposed Miguel Diaz-Canel as sole candidate to replace Raul Castro as president, which will make him the island's first non-Castro leader since the 1959 revolution.

  • HAVANA— The lone official candidate for next president of Cuba is Miguel Diaz-Canel, all but assuring he'll replace Raul Castro.

  • 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- 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...

  • LIMA, Peru— The Latest on the Summit of the Americas:. Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra has opened the Summit of the Americas by decrying the scourge of corruption in Latin America. Vice President Mike Pence says the United States stands with Venezuelans fleeing the rule of President Nicolas Maduro.

  • 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...

  • As the U.S.- Cuba rapprochement unfolded in 2015-2016 the EU dropped all sanctions and negotiated a political dialogue and cooperation agreement, the first between Cuba and the EU. Mogherini said a delegation from the European Investment Bank would visit Cuba later this month. In February, Mogherini will preside with Rodriguez in Brussels over the first...

  • As the U.S.- Cuba rapprochement unfolded in 2015-2016 the EU dropped all sanctions and negotiated a political dialogue and cooperation agreement, the first between Cuba and the EU. Mogherini said a delegation from the European Investment Bank would visit Cuba later this month. In February Mogherini will preside with Rodriguez in Brussels over the first...

  • HAVANA, Jan 4- The European Unions top diplomat met with Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez on Thursday, saying a landmark accord ratified in November had opened the door to broader economic ties between the Communist-ruled island and 28- nation bloc. As the U.S.- Cuba rapprochement unfolded in 2015-2016 the EU dropped all sanctions and negotiated the...

  • HAVANA, Jan 3- The European Unions top diplomat, Federica Mogherini, arrived in Cuba on Wednesday to help strengthen member countries' economic and political ties with the Communist-run island. As the U.S.- Cuba rapprochement unfolded in 2015-2016 the EU dropped all sanctions and negotiated the agreement, the first accord between Cuba and the 28- nation bloc.

  • HAVANA, Jan 3- The European Unions top diplomat Federica Mogherini arrived in Cuba on Wednesday to help strengthen member countries' economic and political ties with the Communist-run island. As the U.S.- Cuba rapprochement unfolded in 2015-2016 the EU dropped all sanctions and negotiated the agreement, the first accord between Cuba and the 28- nation bloc.

  • HAVANA, Jan 3- The European Unions top diplomat Federica Mogherini arrived in Cuba on Wednesday to help strengthen member countries' economic and political ties with the Communist-run island. As the U.S.- Cuba rapprochement unfolded in 2015-2016 the EU dropped all sanctions and negotiated the agreement, the first accord between Cuba and the 28- nation bloc.

  • HAVANA, Dec 21- A government official announced tighter regulations for Cuba's private sector on Thursday as part of a review of market reforms stemming from complaints about excess accumulation of wealth, tax evasion and other practices. Private cooperatives will now be limited to the province where they were located and levels of income capped for their...