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  • HAVANA, July 22- Cuba's economy grew less than expected in the first half of 2018 and an ongoing liquidity crisis will force fresh belt tightening, President Miguel Diaz-Canel said on Sunday. The new constitution seeks to maintain Cuba's one-party socialist system but institute a major government reorganization and pave the way for recognition of private...

  • HAVANA, July 21- A draft of Cuba's new constitution omits the aim of building communism, recognizes private property and opens the door to gay marriage, in a sign of changing times, although it keeps the Communist Party as the guiding force of the one-party system. Cuba's national assembly is this weekend debating a draft of the document to replace its Soviet-era...

  • HAVANA, July 21- The draft of Cuba's new constitution opens the path to gay marriage by defining matrimony as between two individuals rather than between a man and a woman, a top government official told parliament on Saturday. The move reflects a trend in Latin America where same-sex couples have been allowed to marry in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Uruguay and...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Cuba post-Fidel

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera talks to Cubans about what happens in their country now.

  • Cubans prepare for Castro memorial

    In Havana, workers are busy preparing the city's Revolution Plaza for two days of tributes to the late Fidel Castro. NBC's Jim Gray reports.

  • President Barack Obama and Cuba's President Raul Castro shake hands during their first meeting on the second day of Obama's visit to Cuba, in Havana March 21, 2016.

    Trump Chief of Staff Reince Priebus says the president-elect could reverse the U.S. opening to Cuba unless Havana changes its approach.

  • Fidel Castro observes the May Day parade at the Revolution Square in Havana, Cuba May 1, 1998.

    Fidel Castro, who led a rebel army to improbable victory in Cuba, embraced communism and defied 10 U.S. presidents, has died at age 90.

  • Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (born August 13, 1926) is a communist Cuba politician. This photo is circa 1954.

    Fidel Castro's life was synonymous with Cuban history. Here are some key moments.