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How the world is reacting to Venezuela 'coup bid'

Apr 30, 2019 - 9:26 PM

Here are some initial reactions from world governments

'COUP BID.' Soldiers loyal to Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaido take position in front of La Carlota base in Caracas on April 29, 2019. Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

Cuba votes in referendum on new constitution

Feb 25, 2019 - 7:50 AM

(UPDATED) Results of the vote, which the government turned into a plebiscite on the 'irrevocable' role of socialism in the island nation, are expected late Monday

REFERENDUM. Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel casts his vote in the referendum for the new Cuban Constitution in Havana, on February 24, 2019. Photo by Ramon Espinosa/Pool/AFP)

3 dead, 172 injured in Havana tornado

Jan 28, 2019 - 6:25 PM

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel says several emergency teams are working hard to restore power to blacked-out areas

AFTERMATH. A damaged car flattened by debris from a building is seen in the tornado-hit Luyano neighborhood in Havana early on January 28, 2019. Photo by Adalberto Roque/AFP

Cuba celebrates 60 years of revolution amongst challenges and change

Jan 01, 2019 - 11:30 AM

For the first time, Cuba celebrates 60 years of revolution without a revolutionary fighter leading the government

NEW CUBA. This file photo, handout from the official Cuban website, shows, then Cuban President Raul Castro (left) and First Vice-President Miguel Diaz-Canel in Havana on April 18, 2018. Diaz-Canel has since been named new president. Handout/ www.cubadebate.cu/AFP

Cuban leader defends Maduro on 1st foreign visit

May 31, 2018 - 11:45 AM

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel says the main reason for his visit to Venezuela is to show solidarity with Nicolas Maduro after his May 20 reelection was widely dismissed as a sham by the US, EU, and 13 other Latin American states

SOLIDARITY. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (R) bestows the Simon Bolivar Order on Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas on May 30, 2018. Photo by Juan Barreto/AFP

Cuba in mourning after deadliest air crash in nearly 30 years

May 19, 2018 - 2:24 PM

(UPDATED) Among the dead were 99 Cubans, 6 Mexican crewmembers, and 5 foreign tourists: two from Western Sahara, a Mexican tourist and an Argentine couple

MOURNING. Relatives of a crew member of a jetliner that crashed in Cuba arrive at Mexican-based airline Global Air's office in Mexico City on May 18, 2018. Photo by Pedro Pardo/AFP

Cuba's new president Diaz-Canel vows to 'continue' revolution

Apr 19, 2018 - 11:19 PM

'I have come to work, and not to make promises,' Miguel Diaz-Canel tells the Cuban National Assembly, whose 605 delegates elected him to a 5-year-term

NEW RULER. Handout picture released by Cuban official website www.cubadebate.cu showing outgoing Cuban President Raul Castro (right) raising the arm of Cuba's new President Miguel Diaz-Canel after he was formally named by the National Assembly, in Havana on April 19, 2018. Handout photo/ www.cubadebate.cu / AFP

End of era in Cuba as Castro hands torch to Diaz-Canel

Apr 19, 2018 - 10:07 AM

Miguel Diaz-Canel will become the island's first leader born after the 1959 revolution, and the first in 60 years who is not named Castro

END OF ERA. In this file handout picture released by Cuban official website www.cubadebate.cu on July 8, 2016, Cuban President Raul Castro (L) talks with First Vice-Presidente Miguel Diaz-Canel during the First Annual Session of the Cuban Parliament at the Convention Palace in Havana. The Castro brothers' six-decade grip on power in Cuba approached its end on April 18, 2018 as the country's National Assembly named number two Miguel Diaz-Canel as the sole candidate for the presidency. Diaz-Canel, a 57-year-old Communist Party official and the current first vice president, is due to be confirmed Thursday as the successor to Raul Castro, who himself succeeded his elder brother Fidel. File photo from www.cubadebate.cu/AFP

Castro picks 'young' new heir for Cuba's future

Feb 25, 2013 - 2:45 PM

Cuban President Raul Castro has been re elected to what he vowed would be his last term in office and unveiled a 52 year old political heir tasked with securing the future of the communism in Cuba after 2018

Cuban reelected President Raul Castro (L) delivers a speech during the new National Assembly meeting to choose a Council of State, at the Conventions Palace in Havana on February 24, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ADALBERTO ROQUE