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The Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig defected from Cuba to play baseball in the U.S. On Wednesday, Major League Baseball and Cuba's baseball federation reached an agreement allowing Cuban players to sign with U.S. teams without having to defect first. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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The Cuban government announced plans to remove wording that would open the island to same-sex marriage from the latest draft of its new constitution. In October, Cubans who protested the controversial amendment hung posters saying, "I'm in favor of the original design," in Havana. Desmond Boylan/AP hide caption

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Cuba's telecom monopoly is rolling out broad Internet access for mobile phone users this week. Here, a woman uses her smartphone to surf the Internet in Havana. Desmond Boylan/AP hide caption

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A stingless Mayan bee (Melipona beecheii) gorges itself with honey during the harvest in Yucatan, Mexico. Eric Tou/Visuals Unlimited via Getty Images hide caption

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An employee of the U.S. government in Guangzhou, China, has reported mysterious symptoms similar to those experienced by State Department employees in Cuba. Here, the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou. U.S. Department of State hide caption

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First responders and law enforcement gather in the field where an airliner crashed after takeoff Friday, just outside the international airport in Havana, Cuba. Andrea Rodriguez/AP hide caption

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The man who now leads Cuba: Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, 57. The Communist Party operative, seen here in Santa Clara last month, was elected president of the island nation Thursday. Alejandro Ernesto/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Cuban President Raul Castro waves to the room as First Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel, Castro's handpicked successor, claps at the National Assembly session Wednesday in Havana. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Entrance to Camps 5 and 6, Naval Station Guantánamo Bay. (Photo reviewed and cleared by U.S. military.) David Welna/NPR hide caption

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On A Tense Press Tour Of Guantánamo's Prison Complex, Signs Of Expansion

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A photo from 2002 shows Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart (right), with his father, Cuban leader Fidel Castro during the Havana Book Fair opening. Adalberto Roque/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner, left, and Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake confer as the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere examines attacks on American diplomats in Havana, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Cuban migrants who arrived in northwestern Colombia set out to cross illegally to Panama through the jungle in August 2016. Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Harold Cardenas Lema runs the blog La Joven Cuba out of the two-room apartment he shares with his mom and girlfriend. Carrie Kahn/NPR hide caption

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In Cuba, Growing Numbers Of Bloggers Manage To Operate In A Vulnerable Gray Area

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Javier Yanez decorated with U.S. and Cuban flags in Old Havana, Cuba, in 2014. President Trump is expected to reverse some of the easing in U.S.-Cuba relations that President Barack Obama initiated. Ramon Espinosa/AP hide caption

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Trump Adopts Harder Line On Cuba

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