The President of Cuba Raúl Castro allows thousands of renters to gain title to their own houses.
- USA Today
The Cuban Parliament approves moving the country's municipal elections to March, and the presidential election to April, when President Raúl Castro is expected to step down.
At a 55-minute joint press conference, following their two-hour closed door meeting, United States President Barrack Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro agreed this “new day” of openness between the two countries benefits the entire hemisphere as well. Each acknowledged more needs to be done. Obama said he spoke frankly about human rights, free expression, and democracy; Castro said the U.S. needs to remove the military base at Guantanamo Bay, and completely end the U.S. embargo. Obama's experience gave him an advantage when journalists delved into sensitive areas.
The President of the United States Barack Obama and the President of Cuba Raul Castro meet at the sidelines of the Summit of the Americas in Panama. This marks the first meeting of the leaders of the two countries since the Cuban Revolution.
President of Cuba Raúl Castro announces he will not seek another term as president when his current one expires in 2018. He also states he will seek to put term limits and age caps for political offices in Cuba, including the presidency.
Raúl Castro is elected by the National Assembly of People's Power to a second term as the President of Cuba with Miguel Díaz-Canel announced as the First Vice-President of the Council of State.