Politics Dec 18

Obama’s ‘transformative’ Cuba moment

Today in the Morning Line: Explaining Obama’s move on Cuba The generational shift — even among Cuban Americans — on Cuba policy The Obamas talk about their personal experiences dealing with race Obama goes big on Cuba: Whether you agree…

Cuban leader Fidel Castro announced Tuesday that he will not seek another term in office when the country's parliament meets Sunday to elect a president, citing his ailing health. Castro, 81, is the world's longest ruling leader.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was sworn in for a second six-year term Wednesday, vowing "socialism or death" in a move reminiscent of Cuban leader Fidel Castro, as he pledged to continue the country's movement toward a socialist state.

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