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HAVANA - Cuban elected first Vice-President Miguel Diaz-Canel participates in the new National Assembly meeting to choose a Council of State, at the Conventions Palace in Havana on February 24, 2013.  (Photo by: Adalberto Roque/AFP/Getty Images)

Miguel Diaz-Canel: Cuba’s Next President?

When Raul Castro accepted a five-year, and final term as Cuba’s president Sunday, he reached out to a young, obscure politician, appearing to select him as his heir-apparent.

CBS Miami–02/26/2013

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Raul Castro: This Is My Last Term As President

Cuban President Raul Castro has announced that this will be his last 5-year term as president.

02/24/2013

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Report: Raul Castro Talks Retirement

The island nation of Cuba may be without a Castro for the first time in decades soon after Cuban President Raul Castro unexpectedly mentioned in a speech Friday that he is old and has a right to retire.

CBS4–02/22/2013

Source: CBS4) Alan Phillip Gross

US Lawmakers Meet With Jailed American Alan Gross In Cuba

.S. lawmakers confirmed Wednesday they visited an American man being held in Cuba for alleged crimes against the state. Allen Gross was arrested by Cuban authorities in 2009. His detention and long sentence in Cuba has hampered efforts to improve ties between the countries. Lawmakers did not give any details on his condition or what was said.

CBS4–02/20/2013

Yoanie Sanchez (Source: CNN)

Cuba Blogger Allowed To Leave Island

A blogger who has been a harsh critic of the Castro regime in Cuba left the island on Sunday.

CBS4–02/17/2013

In photo from left to right: wife and daughter of Elias Jaua; Fidel in straw hat and short sleeve shirt; Antonio Martinez, director of Hotel Nacional; blond woman wife of Fidel, Dalia; finally Elias Jaua. (Source: CBS)

Fmr. Venezuelan VP Said He Met With Fidel Castro Saturday

For the first time since rumors surfaced last week that Fidel Castro’s health had taken a turn for the worse and he was near death, the former Cuban leader has appeared in public.

CBS4–10/21/2012

Fidel Castro file image.  (Source: AP)

Cuba Releases First Castro Letter Since July

In the wake of rumors about his failing health, the Cuban government-run newspaper Granma has published a letter by former leader Fidel Castro.

10/18/2012

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Government Eases Travel Restrictions For Citizens

Cuba will scrap broad travel restrictions starting in January, easing most Cubans’ exit and return, state media said on Tuesday in the communist island’s first major immigration reform in half a century.

CBS4–10/16/2012

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Cuban Dissident, Blogger Joani Sanchez Released From Prison

Just hours after Cuba’s best-known blogger was arrested, Yoani Sanchez was released. The Cuban government’s goal? Stop Sanchez from causing “a media show to harm the proper conduct” of the trial involving Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya.

CBS4–10/06/2012

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Ryan To Miami’s Cubans: “I’ll Be Tougher Than Obama Was On Castro”

Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan courted Cuban-Americans in Little Havana on Saturday morning.

CBS Miami–09/22/2012

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