The new members of the National Assembly will be tasked with choosing a successor to 86-year-old President Raul Castro when he steps down next month.
But one of them will succeed President Raul Castro in April, marking the first generational change of leadership under the island's communist rule.
Health, safety, well-being of US government personnel, family members of greatest concern, State Dept. says
'I still believe that the Cuban government, someone within the Cuban government can bring this to an end,' Rex Tillerson says
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Much of the half-century-old US economic embargo against Cuba remains entrenched in law, but under former president Barack Obama federal authorities began to loosen some rules -- something his successor Donald Trump vowed to reverse.
"From December 8, 2017, you will be able to send text messages from any mobile phone internationally to any mobile phone in the United States," the firm said on its website.
Late Cuban leader Fidel Castro commemorated with events on island nation, and in Istanbul
'We have strengthened our Cuba policies to channel economic activity away from the Cuban military,' Treasury Dept. says
Recently reopened US embassy has staffing limited to emergency personnel
Authorities investigating cause, suspect ‘ultrasonic weapon’ involved
Non-life threatening illness prompts FBI investigation, State Dept. says
Suspension to bring ‘order’ to emerging private sector, government says
Raul Castro criticized Trump's partial rollback of his predecessor Barack Obama's rapprochement with the communist island in comments ahead of the second anniversary of Havana embassy's reopening in Washington on July 20.
Lawmakers in the eastern French city of Strasbourg approved the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement, signed in December 2016, which is widely seen as a European riposte to US President Donald Trump's hardline stance against Havana.
"The new line towards Cuba announced by US President Donald Trump takes us back to already half-forgotten rhetoric in the style of the Cold War," the ministry said in a statement on its website.
His comments came moments after Trump announced in Miami the reversal of his predecessor Barack Obama's 2014 policy of rapprochement ending nearly six decades of Cuba-US estrangement.
Turkish, Cuban foreign ministers hold joint press conference in Ankara
On Friday, he is expected to unveil a new policy on relations with Cuba after Barack Obama painstakingly restored ties with the communist-run island.
The May 1 rally filled Havana's Revolution Square and other spots across the country in a sea of red, white and blue national flags and giant portraits of Fidel Castro.
Cause under investigation, military says