January. Cuba celebrates the 40th anniversary of Castro's communist revolution.
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright talks about shifts in the Clinton administration's Cuba policy.
October. Illinois Governor George Ryan leads a group of businessmen to Cuba in the first visit by an American governor since before the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion.
November. Elian Gonzalez is rescued at sea, igniting controversy in both countries.
NewsHour coverage of the Elian Gonzalez case.