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.

China's National People's Congress officially passed a landmark law that strengthens private property rights, despite opposition from left-wing intellectuals who claim it will accelerate the gap between the rich and poor.

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Life in Cuba

Despite being one of the last communist nations, Cuba has had to adapt its socialized structure to weather a decade of economic storms.

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