Former president Raul Castro, who stepped down last month, introduced reforms in 2011 to open the top-heavy, centralized economy to small private businesses and foreign investment.
This is what we know about the Boeing passenger plane crash that happened in Cuba on Friday, as the aircraft was taking off from Havana to a city on the east of the island nation
On Friday, aircraft with more than 100 passengers aboard crashed shortly after takeoff
Boeing 737 crashes shortly after take off from Jose Marti International airport in Havana
He acted quickly -- just a day after decades of Castro rule ended and long time party loyalist Miguel Diaz-Canel assumed power as president.
Thursday’s vote make Diaz-Canel first person outside Castro family to rule country in almost 60 years
Still no explanation for illnesses experienced by Canadians, Americans
But analysts say his replacement, expected to be 57-year-old Miguel Diaz-Canel won't quite be alone at the helm of the communist island.
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
Source of ailments to Canada, US diplomats remains mystery
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