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APR 29, 2016 - Yahoo! News

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British foreign secretary in Cuba, a first since 1959

Britain's foreign secretary met Cuban officials on the first such visit to the island since 1959, for talks on boosting trade and tourism ties with the communist state. Philip Hammond's trip comes a month after US President Barack Obama's historic visit to the Caribbean nation, which is opening up to warmer ties with its old Cold War rivals. Hammond told ...

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APR 28, 2016 - The Economist

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Fidel’s last stand

WHEN Fidel Castro made a brief appearance at the Cuban Communist Party’s seventh congress on April 19th he was greeted with prolonged applause. “Well, let’s move to another subject,” he eventually said, his stentorian voice distorted by age. It was a joke. But he might as well have been turning the page on the historic visit to Havana by Barack ...

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APR 21, 2016 - Washington Times

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Cuba's Communists dig in despite Obama's outreach

Critics of President Obama's diplomatic outreach to Cuba are claiming vindication this week as the island nation's Communist Party hard-liners — cheered on by an 89-year-old Fidel Castro — moved to cement their grip on power after Mr. Castro's brother Raul steps down in two years. "The administration can downplay ...

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APR 20, 2016 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Cuba’s aging leaders to remain in power years longer

HAVANA — The former guerrilla fighters who founded Cuba’s single-party government will hold power for years to come after a twice-a-decade Communist Party congress kept President Raul Castro and his hard-line deputy in the top leadership positions. Fidel Castro, who held power for nearly five decades before ill health led him to make way for his brother, delivered a valedictory ...

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APR 20, 2016 - Wall Street Journal

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Ailing Fidel Castro Gives Rare Speech

Cuba's revolutionary leader Fidel Castro delivered a valedictory speech on Tuesday to the Communist Party, telling party members he would soon die and exhorting them to help his ideas survive. Photo: AP

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