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HAVANA | The Latest: US lawmaker sees no real change in Cuba

HAVANA | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  The Latest on Raul Castro’s handover of Cuba’s presidency (all times local): 1:25 p.m. One of the fiercest congressional critics of Cuba’s government says the island’s new president is a “thug” who is just the “same as the old boss.” Florida Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen says Congress sees Thursday’s … Continue reading HAVANA | The Latest: US lawmaker sees no real change in Cuba

HAVANA | Diaz-Canel replaces Raul Castro as Cuba’s president

HAVANA | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) A 57-year-old bureaucrat replaced Raul Castro as the president of Cuba on Thursday, launching a new political era as a government led by a single family for six decades tries to ensure the long-term survival of one of the world’s last communist states. The National Assembly announced that Miguel Mario … Continue reading HAVANA | Diaz-Canel replaces Raul Castro as Cuba’s president

HAVANA | Cuba launches process of replacing Raul Castro as president

HAVANA  | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Cuba on Wednesday launched the daylong process of selecting Raul Castro’s successor as president of Cuba, the centerpiece of an effort to ensure that the country’s single-party system outlasts the aging revolutionaries who created it. State media said the government would announce Castro’s replacement on Thursday, installing someone from … Continue reading HAVANA | Cuba launches process of replacing Raul Castro as president

HAVANA | A two-day session of the Cuban legislature has started with some bureaucratic business as lawmakers prepare to elect the country’s new president

HAVANA  | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  The Latest on the meeting of Cuba’s legislature and the scheduled end of Raul Castro’s presidency (all times local): 10:30 a.m. A two-day session of the Cuban legislature has started with some bureaucratic business as lawmakers prepare to elect the country’s new president. It started with an oath of … Continue reading HAVANA | A two-day session of the Cuban legislature has started with some bureaucratic business as lawmakers prepare to elect the country’s new president

New Venezuela assembly leader calls for opposition to unite

CARACAS, Venezuela/January 05, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Venezuela’s congress has selected a new leader who is urging the nation’s fractious opposition to unite and press for a fair vote in the upcoming presidential election. Lawmakers swore in 73-year-old Omar Barboza as National Assembly president Friday. The body is a rare opposition-controlled entity amid a federal government dominated by … Continue reading New Venezuela assembly leader calls for opposition to unite

Raul Castro confirms he will stay Cuba’s president to April

HAVANA /December 21, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Raul Castro confirmed Thursday that he will continue as Cuba’s president into April, two months longer than expected, as parliament extended the political cycle citing delays made necessary by a damaging hurricane. “I wish to ratify what has already been expressed in the congresses of the Communist Party of … Continue reading Raul Castro confirms he will stay Cuba’s president to April