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First U.S. Factory OK'd For Cuba Aims To Plow A Path Into 21st Century

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For the first time since Gallup started asking the question, 54 percent of Americans said they see Cuba favorably. Here, an old American car passes by the U.S. Embassy in Havana on Dec. 17, when the United States announced a plan to resume regular flights to and from Cuba. Yamil Lage/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Pope Francis will meet Patriarch Kirill in Cuba, in a historic step to heal the 1,000-year schism that has divided the Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches. Andrew Medichini and Ivan Sekretarev/AP hide caption

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Will Cuba Meeting Of Pope And Patriarch Help Heal A 1,000-Year Rift?

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Cuban migrants prepare to board a flight from Costa Rice to El Salvador on Jan. 12. This was the first of up to 28 flights out of Costa Rica that will allow nearly 8,000 stranded Cubans to continue their journey to the United States. CARLOS GONZALEZ/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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At The U.S. Border, Cubans Are Welcomed, Salvadorans Deported

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Passengers travel on one of the ferries that cut across Havana Bay from Casablanca to Old Havana in July 2015. While the Obama administration has approved licenses to companies that want to offer services to Miami, the plans are still controversial on both sides. Ramon Espinosa/AP hide caption

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Plan For Cuba Ferry Terminal Reveals Shift In Miami Politics

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A U.S. Coast Guard crew (foreground) with six Cubans who were picked up in the Florida Straits in May. A larger Coast Guard vessel is in the background. The number of Cubans trying to reach the U.S. has soared in the past year. Many Cubans believe it will be more difficult to enter the U.S. as relations improve, though U.S. officials say there will be no rule changes in the near term. Tony Winton/AP hide caption

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Cuban Immigrants Flow Into The U.S., Fearing The Rules Will Change

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U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker (left)talks with students in Havana in October. Pritzker led a delegation of U.S. officials who met their Cuban counterparts and businessmen to explore expanding ties. While restrictions are being removed, increased business links between the countries are limited so far. Ramon Espinosa/AP hide caption

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U.S. Businesses Look To Cuba, But See Limited Opportunities So Far

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Stonegate Bank's Pompano Beach, Fla., location, shown here, announced it is setting up a correspondent banking relationship with a Cuban financial institution. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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Little Florida Bank Goes Where Behemoths Fear To Tread: Cuba

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An American Airlines airplane prepares to land at the Jose Marti International Airport in Havana on Sept. 19. Currently charter flights (including American Airlines charters) are the only way to fly between the two countries, but commercial flights are set to resume under a new aviation agreement. Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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