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Raul Castro

Raul Castro announced Sunday that he will step down as Cuba's president in 2018 following a final five-year term, for the first time putting a date on the end of the Castro era. He tapped rising star Miguel Diaz-Canel as his top lieutenant and first in the line of succession. ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images)

Cuba’s Raul Castro Announces He Will Retire Following Current Term As President

Raul Castro announced Sunday that he will step down as Cuba’s president in 2018 following a final five-year term, for the first time putting a date on the end of the Castro era. He tapped rising star Miguel Diaz-Canel as his top lieutenant and first in the line of succession.

02/24/2013

Cuba is opening up is citizens to travel more freely, which could cause a massive influx of the population to the United States. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Cuba Ends Exit Permits As Florida Could See Massive Population Surge

Cuba is set to end exit permits for foreign travel, giving many Cubans more of an incentive to travel abroad for up to 24 months.

10/16/2012