Rubio, Ros-Lehtinen Call on Trump to Denounce Castro’s Handpicked Successor

Prominent Cuban-Americans and human rights experts denounced the rigged election of Miguel Diaz-Canel, Raul Castro’s handpicked successor, as the new president of Cuba, and are calling on President Donald Trump not to recognize the newly installed leader unless he agrees to basic democratic reforms.

Cuba Grants Visa to Senior U.S. Diplomat to Lead Havana Embassy

HAVANA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Cuba has given a visa to a senior American diplomat to lead the U.S. embassy in Havana, a U.S. official said, in a sign both nations want to keep open lines of communication despite a sharp deterioration in relations since President Donald Trump took office.