The U.S. should use Cuba as leverage toward improving the geopolitical situation in Venezuela.
Cuba's Armed Forces have been accused by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of being responsible for propping up Maduro's regime, and in retaliation, Castro—and his children—are now barred from the US.
"Once again, they want to make Cuba guilty of all the evils of the region," former Cuban President Raul Castro said.
Presidential Miguel Diaz-Canel faces no competition, and neither does the man running as his deputy, Salvador Valdés Mesa.
Cuba's Castro chapter is coming to a close.
Because of his weakened health, Castro said it might be the last time he addressed Communist Party officials.
A sign that change will come, but at Castro's pace.
The Rolling Stones arrived in Havana on Thursday (March 24), one day ahead of their historic, free concert that marks the end of a historic week on the island and a new chapter in their relationship with the United States.
"You do not need to fear the different voices of the Cuban people," Obama said in his keynote speech Tuesday.
Raúl Castro meets the free press.