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Cuba’s Raul Castro hands over power to Miguel Diaz-Canel

Raven Oten http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-43823287 Ever since 1959, Cuba has been under the rule of Fidel Castro. With Fidel Castro’s death in 2016, the world has been put on edge about who will be the next leader of Cuba. After Castro’s death his brother, Raul, stepped in until the Cuban government found …

Cuba’s Raúl Castro hands over power to Miguel Díaz-Canel

Maddie Coughlin On Thursday, Raul Castro turned over power to Miguel Diaz-Canel, making it the first time since 1959 where a Castro has not held primary power in the Cuban government.  Diaz-Canel has been serving as the Vice President of Cuba since 2013.  Despite having grown up after the Cuban …

Possible tensions in Cuba?

With president Trump in office now, Cubans are concerned on how it will affect their relationship with the United States. After a recent law passed down that US citizens were now able to visit Cuba after years of visiting Cuba being illegal, Cubans wonder now if with a new president …

Cubans Anxious About Change in US Relations Under Trump

-Nick Gvakharia With the sweeping foreign policy changes that have taken place under Donald Trump’s presidency, much of the world is watching anxiously to see exactly what effect the changes will have on countries around the world. One of the countries that is most nervous is Cuba. The Cuban people …

Top Players Leave Cuba in Hopes of Pro Careers

While playing in the Caribbean Series for the Cuban team, the Ciego de Avila Tigers, Yulieski and Lourdes Jr. Gourriel defected from Cuba today.  After being eliminated by Mexico, the brothers left their hotel in the Dominican Republic causing Cuban officials to contact Dominican authorities in the hopes of locating …

Raul Castro’s Visit to France

As a result of the US removing their embargo on Cuban trade, new trade opportunities for Cuba has opened up with the European Union. France has become the in between for the Cuban government and the European Union. Therefore, the Cuban President Raul Castro traveled to France last week to …

Cuba goes Online

Associated Press, ” Cuba announces launch of broadband home internet,” January 31, 2016, CBS News, http://www.cbsnews.com/news/cuba-announces-launch-of-broadband-home-internet/ Cuban state controlled telecommunications company, ETECSA, announced yesterday that they will be allowing Cubans to order home service. The service will be operated through a Chinese operator, Huawei. Internet service to the island that …

Marco Rubio on Cuban Migrants

By Jenna Williams Tal Kopan, “Marco Rubio: Obama not doing enough to stop Cuba migrant crisis,” CNN, 21 January 2016, http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/21/politics/marco-rubio-cuban-migration-crisis/ Personally, I find Rubio that most interesting candidate to read about in terms of his immigration platform. Like every Republican candidate, Rubio blames every problem, in this case Cuban …

Hunger Strike in Guantanamo Bay Grows

Tensions have been steadily growing in Guantanamo Bay after an armed fight between the guards and prisoners broke out on the 13th of this month. At least two prisoners have tried to kill themselves since the fight, and the weeks-old hunger strike is now growing. Although the military says that …

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