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A look at Cuba at a time of political transition

Apr. 19, 2018 8:30 AM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Some facts about Cuba: ___ POPULATION: Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean in both area and population, with nearly 11.5 million people. The capital is Havana. ___ MONEY: There is a dual-currency system featuring one type of Cuban peso worth 4 cents and another that is nearly a...

Economic changes in Cuba under President Raul Castro

Apr. 18, 2018 11:16 AM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — President Raul Castro brought gradual but significant changes to Cuba in his 10 years as head of state: ___ CELLPHONES: The government allowed ordinary Cubans to have personal cellphones for the first time in 2008. Until then, only foreigners and key government officials were allowed to have...

A look at Cuba at a time of political transition

Apr. 18, 2018 9:57 AM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Some facts about Cuba: ___ POPULATION: Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean in both area and population, with nearly 11.5 million people. The capital is Havana. ___ MONEY: There is a dual-currency system featuring one type of Cuban peso worth 4 cents and another that is nearly a...

A look at the old leadership of Cuba

Apr. 17, 2018 12:07 AM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Some of the main figures in the Cuban establishment as the government prepares to usher in new leadership: ___ RAUL CASTRO He became acting president in 2006 when his brother Fidel Castro surprised the world and announced his retirement following emergency surgery. In 2008, the National...

AP PHOTOS: Cuba's Castro brothers through the years

Apr. 16, 2018 9:35 AM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — The men who have run Cuba for nearly six decades began life in a remote, rural part of the island known as Biran, sons of a wealthy farmer. Both Fidel and Raul Castro turned to radical politics at a young age as they went to school first in the eastern city of Santiago, later at the...