Castro praised Obama for agreeing to the prisoner exchange and pushing for a new relationship with Cuba.
Cuba has released American aid worker Alan Gross after five years in prison in a reported prisoner exchange with Havana that the United States said heralds an overhaul of U.S. policy toward Cuba.
The federal government's security commissioner for the state, Alfredo Castillo, told reporters the clash pitted two rival vigilante groups against each another in the town of La Ruana
The four women and 22 men, almost all from the coastal town of Santa Cruz Del Sur in the southeastern province of Camaguey, were four days into their journey when they took shelter from high seas
The announcement came a day after president Michel Martelly accepted the recommendations of a special commission that called for Lamothe's resignation
The seventh Summit of the Americas, set for April 10-11 in Panama, presents the United States and Cuba an opportunity for detente.
While sacrificing Lamothe to appease his critics, Martelly praised his hard work, adding Lamothe had agreed to step down.
Federal judge sends case to public trial because of false car registration documents
The truth commission detailed how private companies, including many foreign automakers, helped the military put together "black lists" of union activists.
President Juan Manuel Santos suspended talks on Nov. 16 after the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) seized army general Ruben Dario Alzate
All six have formally requested political asylum and Uruguay "did not fix any condition about them having to stay".
Unlike in other countries like Argentina or Chile, Brazil's Cold War-era soldiers have never faced punishment for human rights crimes.
There were no immediate reports of any damage.
One month ago, drug gang members had confessed to murdering the students and burning their bodies in a pyre of tires at an isolated dump.
Protests have been taking place across the United States in over what many see as a pattern of callous misuse of lethal force against minority groups.
The source close to the investigation said that Argentine forensic experts working in Mexico had told the family of the identified trainee teacher.
If found guilty, the former legislator could be sentenced to between 8 and 16 years in jail.
Colombia had suspended the two-year-old peace talks taking place in Cuba while the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) had captured an army general
Government negotiators are returning to Cuba, where talks are being held, for a two-day meeting with their FARC counterparts, though talks have not officially been resumed.
Vazquez won comfortably with 52.8 percent support while his center-right challenger, Luis Lacalle Pou, trailed on 40.5 percent
President Juan Manuel Santos refused to allow negotiations, aimed at ending five decades of war, to continue until FARC released General Ruben Dario Alzate