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Raul Castro resigns, ending Castro family's reign in Cuba

Brother of Fidel Castro resigns as head of Communist party, ending reign of family which has ruled Cuba since 1959.

Raul Castro resigns, ending Castro family's reign in Cuba

Hebrew U prof. weighs in on Obama's visit to Cuba

Expert on Cuba views Obama’s visit to Cuba a ‘historic move. Openness is more effective than boycotts.’

Exclusive interview with expert on US-Cuban relations

Obama in Cuba: This is 'a new day'

Cuban President Raul Castro meets American counterpart, asks him to lift longstanding trade and other restrictions on his country.

Obama in Cuba: This is 'a new day'

Castro Says He May Return to Catholicism

Cuban leader says he was so impressed with Pope Francis he might go back to the Church. Adds: 'I mean what I say.'

Castro Says He May Return to Catholicism

Jeb Bush: Obama Meets Castro But Snubs Netanyahu?

Former Florida Governor expresses displeasure over Obama's meeting with Cuban leader Raul Castro.

Jeb Bush: Obama Meets Castro But Snubs Netanyahu?

US Historic Cuba Visit: 'Enriching a Tyrant'?

Wednesday will see highest level visit in 25 years as Obama pushes ties - but will US be simply benefiting a repressive communist regime?

US Historic Cuba Visit: 'Enriching a Tyrant'?

Cuba, US to Resume Ties after Fifty Years

Alan Gross swapped for 3 Cuban nationals, officials say - opening up ties between Washington, Havana for first time since 1961.

Cuba, US to Resume Ties after Fifty Years

Republicans Slam Obama for Castro Handshake

"Neville Chamberlain shook hands with Hitler," notes John McCain after President Obama shakes hands with Cuban dictator.

Republicans Slam Obama for Castro Handshake

Obama Shakes Castro's Hand At Mandela Event

Obama's handshake with communist leader Raul Castro comes despite frozen US-Cuban relations and imprisoned American Alan Gross' appeal.

Obama Shakes Castro's Hand At Mandela Eventplayer

500 Rabbis Call for Release of Jailed Alan Gross

The wife of jailed American contractor Alan Gross and 500 rabbis from around the world continue to appeal to Havana on his behalf.

500 Rabbis Call for Release of Jailed US Contractor Alan Gross

44 Senators Urge Castro to Release Alan Gross

A bipartisan group of Unites States senators wrote a letter to Cuban President Raul Castro, urging him to release Alan Gross.

Dozens of Senators Urge Cuban President to Release Alan Gross

US Senators Meet Castro, Discuss Gross' Release

Senators Leahy and Shelly met with Cuban President Raul Castro to discuss release of Alan Gross, who is serving 15 year jail sentence.

US Senators Meet Castro, Discuss Alan Gross' Release

Cuba to Free 2,900 Prisoners, But Not Alan Gross

Cuban President Raul Castro says he will free nearly 3,000 prisoners on humanitarian grounds, but not US Jewish social worker Alan Gross.

Cuba to Free 2,900 Prisoners - But Not American Jew Alan Gross