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Cuba after the death of Fidel Castro

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    Fidel Castro attends the last day of the 7th Cuban Communist Party Congress in Havana on April 19 2016

    The Caribbean nation is at a crossroads. Fidel Castro's successor Raul Castro has said he himself plans to stand aside in 2018.

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    Cuba's leader Fidel Castro votes in favor of the modification on the Cuban Constitution on June 26 2002

    But first, emerging once and for all from his elder brother's shadow, Raul faces the challenge of driving forward economic and political change.

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    Cuba's leader Fidel Castro gestures at a speaking event on Aug 18 1999

    Meanwhile, Cuba's warming ties with the United States are at risk, US President-elect Donald Trump — who called Fidel a "brutal dictator"

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    Left Front chairman Biman Bose, CPI(M) state secretary Surya Kanta Mishra and other Left party leaders during a rally to pay respect to ...

    Donald Trump threatened before winning the election to reverse the recent rapprochement between Havana and Washington.

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    Banging pots and pans and waving Cuban and American flags members of the Cuban community react to the death of Fidel Castro

    Fidel Castro handed the reins of power to his younger brother a decade before his death

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    Left Front chairman Biman Bose, CPI(M) state secretary Surya Kanta Mishra and other Left party leaders during a rally to pay respect to ...

    But the elder Castro remained a weighty presence, publishing his "reflections" on Cuban and world affairs regularly in state media.

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    Members of the Cuban community react to the death of Fidel Castro

    Raul Castro has overseen gradual economic reforms. Without Fidel in the background, change could move faster.

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    Students place candles around an image of the late Cuban leader Fidel Castro

    Raul Castro has been discreetly loosening the grip of the military and state authorities on the economy since 2011, analysts say.

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