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Cuba's Diaz-Canel Rose Gradually to No. 2 Post

The man tapped as the likely heir-apparent to Raul Castro is largely unknown off the island, but his rise to the country's No. 2 job was anything but meteoric. Read More

Russia cancels $30bn Cuba debt: breakthrough in bilateral relations

After the breakup of the USSR Moscow had to drop its financial support of Cuba and both countries have been trying to forge new ties in a post-Cold War world. With Russia as the Soviet Union’s legal successor Cuba was left with massive Soviet-granted loans, this had cast a shadow over Russia-Cuba ties. Read More