Cuba’s economy shrank by 11 percent in 2020, the sharpest contraction since the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Cuba’s musicians have long supported the state but many are speaking out in favour of protesters.
Authorities will also unify Cuba’s two currencies, keeping the peso but eliminating the convertible peso, Reuters said.
Cuba wants to jump start a state-dominated economy hit hard by Venezuela’s implosion, US sanctions and a pandemic.
‘From the economic point of view, the pandemic has been terrible for me, but I hope everything will return to normal.’
A hostile Trump administration and crises in Venezuela have left the landmark Obama-era detente hanging in the balance.
The EU says it will continue helping Cuba to develop its economy following reimposition of US sanctions.
Rights group says detentions show not much has changed since Raul Castro handed over power to a younger leader in 2018.
The electoral law allows for both a president and a prime minister but bars a multiparty system.
US National Security Advisor Bolton announces new restrictions and sanctions against the three countries.
The deal is aimed at speeding up connectivity to help bring communications on the island into the 21st century.
Although Cubans voted overwhelmingly to approve the Constitution, Sunday’s vote saw a growing portion express dissent.
Nearly 87 percent of Cuban voters approved new constitution, which updates some financial, electoral and criminal laws.
As controversial new leaders find their feet and crises continue, here are the stories to look out for this year.