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Cuba passes new electoral law aiming to restructure governance while retaining one-party system
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Cuba passes new electoral law aiming to restructure governance while retaining one-party system

Cuba passed a new electoral law that restructures governance including creating the role of prime minister while retaining the one-party system. The law, which enacts changes already announced in the new constitution and was passed unanimously by the national assembly.

Cuba: Three killed, 172 inured after tornado hits Havana; emergency teams working to restore power to blacked-out areas
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Cuba: Three killed, 172 inured after tornado hits Havana; emergency teams working to restore power to blacked-out areas

People described the Havana tornado as having "the sound of a jet engine," and reported feeling changes in the environmental pressure when it arrived.

Mobile internet goes free and national for a day in Cuba to much cheer
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Mobile internet goes free and national for a day in Cuba to much cheer

Until 2013, internet was largely only available to the public at tourist hotels on the island.

Former Cuban president Raul Castro accuses US of 'tightening the noose' by controlling country's financial transactions
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Former Cuban president Raul Castro accuses US of 'tightening the noose' by controlling country's financial transactions

Former Cuban president Raul Castro has accused the US of tightening its grip on his country, Venezuela and Nicaragua and persecuting their financial transactions

Ram Nath Kovind in Cuba: New Delhi, Havana agree to enhance cooperation in biotechnology, renewable energy
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Ram Nath Kovind in Cuba: New Delhi, Havana agree to enhance cooperation in biotechnology, renewable energy

India and Cuba have agreed to enhance cooperation in biotechnology, renewable energy and traditional medicine.

Cuba plane crash: Boeing 737 plane crashes near Havana airport; President Miguel Diaz-Canel says probe underway
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Cuba plane crash: Boeing 737 plane crashes near Havana airport; President Miguel Diaz-Canel says probe underway

An aging Boeing 737 with 110 people aboard crashed and burned shortly after taking off from Havana's airport, leaving three survivors.

More than 100 feared dead after Boeing 737 plane crashes near Havana airport; at least 110 on board
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More than 100 feared dead after Boeing 737 plane crashes near Havana airport; at least 110 on board

A Boeing 737 plane crashed on Friday shortly after taking off from Havana's main airport, carrying 104 passengers plus crew on a domestic flight, Cuban state-run media reported.

Venezuela's Nicholas Maduro arrives in Cuba to meet new president Miguel Diaz-Canel, says wants to keep 'working together'
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Venezuela's Nicholas Maduro arrives in Cuba to meet new president Miguel Diaz-Canel, says wants to keep 'working together'

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro arrived in Havana on Friday to meet with Cuba's new president and ratify his struggling nation's ties with one of its few remaining allies.

Miguel Diaz-Canal named new Cuban president, vows to continue legacy of Raul and Fidel Castro
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Miguel Diaz-Canal named new Cuban president, vows to continue legacy of Raul and Fidel Castro

The first clues to the mystery of Cuba’s future power structure were revealed early Thursday when Raul Castro handed the presidency to Miguel Diaz-Canel.

Miguel Diaz-Canel takes charge as Cuba's president, pledges to preserve communist system, reform economy
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Miguel Diaz-Canel takes charge as Cuba's president, pledges to preserve communist system, reform economy

In his own half-hour speech to the nation, Diaz-Canel pledged to preserve Cuba's communist system while gradually reforming the economy and making the government more responsive to the people.

US acknowledges Cuba's 'undemocratic' transition to new leader, urges Miguel Diaz-Canel to end 'repression' in island
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US acknowledges Cuba's 'undemocratic' transition to new leader, urges Miguel Diaz-Canel to end 'repression' in island

The United States grudgingly acknowledged Cuba's "undemocratic" transition to a new leader on Thursday and urged him to allow the island's people greater political freedom

Cuba ready for end of an era as President Raul Castro steps down; long time deputy Miguel Diaz-Canel to take over
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Cuba ready for end of an era as President Raul Castro steps down; long time deputy Miguel Diaz-Canel to take over

The silver-haired Diaz-Canel, 57 — a top Communist Party figure who has served as first vice president since 2013 — will become the island's first leader born after the 1959 revolution, and the first in 60 years who is not named Castro.

Cuba votes for new National Assembly, opens door to major political change as end of Castro era looms on the horizon
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Cuba votes for new National Assembly, opens door to major political change as end of Castro era looms on the horizon

Cubans voted to ratify a new National Assembly, a key step leading to the elevation of a new president, the first in 60 years from outside the Castro family.

'Che is still here', say Cuban revolutionaries as island nation marks Guevara's 50th death anniversary
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'Che is still here', say Cuban revolutionaries as island nation marks Guevara's 50th death anniversary

Tens of thousands of Cubans turned out on Sunday to pay tribute to Ernesto "Che" Guevara, the Argentine-born Marxist revolutionary and guerrilla leader, on the 50th anniversary of his death.