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Cuba's vice president, Miguel Díaz-Canel, is slated to replace Raúl Castro as president.

Cuban president Miguel Diaz-Canel becomes the country’s first leader to support same-sex marriage

Cuban President Miguel Dizz-Canel becomes first Cuban president to support gay marriage. The news comes as Cubans vote on a new constitution to that defines marriage as between "people" over a "man and a woman."
Cubans use the internet via public Wi-Fi in Havana, Cuba, September 5, 2016.

Cuba has notoriously bad internet — here’s what it’s like to use

Cuba has notoriously bad Internet. It's slow, expensive for the local population to use, and primarily provided through crowded government-approved Wi-Fi hotspots. Here's what to do if you visit.

Microwave weapons may have caused the mysterious brain injuries suffered by US diplomats in Cuba and China — here’s how they might work

A focused beam of microwave radiation can make even deaf listeners sense pulsing sounds. It's possible that such a beam might also cause nerve or brain damage, like that found in the brains of US diplomats in Cuba and China.
President Barack Obama and Ben Rhodes with Cardinal Jamie Ortega at La Catedral de la Virgen Maria de la Concepcion Inmaculada in Old Havana, Cuba, March 20, 2016.

Russia sent Obama a blunt message about Cuba, and now Trump is giving the edge back to Moscow

The Obama administration's initial contacts with Cuba in 2013 and 2014 were carried out in secret, but Russia apparently found out about the talks and made its displeasure known.
A woman walks under a Cuban flag on March 22, 2012 in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.

The US just made an important link between a mysterious illness in China and strange noises in Cuba

Any US citizen who experiences "unusual, unexplained physical symptoms or events, auditory or sensory phenomena" are advised to contact their doctor. The State Department sent an advisory to citizens in China also warning them to not try to locate the source of "any unidentified auditory sensation."
The People's Republic of China flag and the U.S. Stars and Stripes fly along Pennsylvania Avenue near the U.S. Capitol in Washington during Chinese President Hu Jintao's state visit, January 18, 2011.

US warns its citizens in China after official suffers brain injury in line with mysterious ‘sonic attack’

"While in China, if you experience any unusual acute auditory or sensory phenomena accompanied by unusual sounds or piercing noises, do not attempt to locate their source. Instead, move to a location where the sounds are not present," the State Department advises.

Boeing passenger jet with over 100 passengers crashes after taking off from Havana

A passenger jet has crashed after taking off from José Martíi International Airport in Havana, Cuba. The plane is reportedly a Cubana Airlines Boeing 737 with more than 100 passengers on board.

These photos show how crazy May Day used to be during the Cold War

For decades, "International Workers Day" was an opportunity for the Soviet-aligned bloc to show off its military hardware. But now, the Cold War is long over and, unless you're a labor organizer or a communist, May 1st is probably just another day on the calendar.
A woman walks past a mural depicting Cuban Communist Party founder Julio Antonio Mella, left, Cuban revolutionary leaders Camilo Cienfuegos, center, and Che Guevara in the Habana Vieja neighborhood, in Havana, Cuba, January 24, 2015.

A new study on the US officials who suffered brain injuries in Cuba makes their cases even more mysterious

No one knows why US and Canadian diplomats show signs of brain injury and hearing loss. Some have speculated that sonic attacks of some kind may be responsible.
The line between an amazing vacation and a travel disaster is very thin.

There are 3 things you need to know before traveling to Cuba — and it will make or break your trip

Cuba is a unique country to visit. Knowing a few travel tips beforehand can make your trip a lot more fun and a lot less stressful.