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Cuba holds one-party vote as post-Castro era looms

HAVANA: Cubans go to the polls today in a one-party vote that marks the penultimate step in a political process that will culminate next month with the selection of the Communist-ruled island’s first non-Castro leader since the 1959…

Cuba prepares to end dual currency system

HAVANA: For more than two decades, Cubans have used a unique dual currency system to protect a fragile economy, but with just weeks of his mandate remaining, President Raul Castro has signaled much-delayed change is finally coming. Plans…

Fidel Castro’s eldest son commits suicide

HAVANA: The popular eldest son of the late Cuban president Fidel Castro committed suicide on Thursday, state media reported. He was 68 years old. "Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, who had been treated by a group of doctors for several months…

Cuba honours Fidel Castro one year after his death

HAVANA: With little fanfare, Cuba on Saturday commemorated the first anniversary of the death of revolutionary leader Fidel Castro as it prepares to move into the post-Castro era. Since his death at the age of 90 on November 25 last…