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Former Havana archbishop involved in US-Cuba thaw dies at 82

Former Havana Archbishop Cardinal Jaime Ortega y Alamino, a key figure in the secret negotiations that led to the restoration of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba, has died, the state-controlled newspaper Granma reported Friday. He was 82.

Cuba's likely new leader, Miguel Diaz-Canel, faces challenges

Before becoming the heir apparent to Cuban President Raul Castro, when Miguel Díaz-Canel was still climbing his way up the ranks of the Communist Party hierarchy in the island's provinces, he earned a nickname that stuck with him: "Día y Noche," or Day and Night.

Cuba to Trump: We are ready to deal

The Cuban government is signaling it is willing to enter into detailed negotiations with the Trump administration as the White House prepares to announce an expected rollback of former President Barack Obama's normalization of relations with the island.