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A Cuban girl takes a selfie in front of a window of a luxury store at the Manzana de Gomez Kempinski five-star hotel in Havana on Monday. The Manzana de Gomez Kempinski bills itself as Cuba's first real five-star hotel, and the brand-name shops around it appear designed to reinforce that. Ramon Espinosa/AP hide caption

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Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, pictured right, announced Sunday that she'll retire from Congress at the end of her term next year. In this 2016 photo, Ros-Lehtinen, puts heart glasses on a dog at the ASPCA's Paws for Love Valentine's Day pet adoption event at the Capitol. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call,Inc. hide caption

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Google launched its first servers in Cuba this week. Above, people use public Wi-Fi to connect their devices on a Havana street in October 2016. Adalberto Roque/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A life-size bronze statue of Ernest Hemingway leans on the bar at the author's regular spot at El Floridita, where every day a daiquiri is set before it. Sven Creutzmann/Mambo Photo/Getty Images hide caption

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A Cuban migrant bound for the U.S. by way of Central America rests in a shelter in Costa Rica in November 2015. Until President Obama ended the so-called wet-foot, dry-foot policy on Thursday, Cubans who reached U.S. soil either by sea or land were allowed to stay and seek permanent residency. Ezequiel Becerra/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Cuban refugees float in heavy seas 60 miles south of Key West, Fla., in 1994. The Obama administration is ending a two-decades-old policy of allowing Cuban refugees to stay in the U.S. if they can make it to U.S. soil. Dave Martin/AP hide caption

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Josuhe Pagliery grew up playing video games on consoles he says were not common in Cuba. Those games helped inspire him to develop Savior, Cuba's first independent video game. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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Amid Isolation, 2 Cubans Develop Island's First Video Game

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Crowds line the street leading to Santa Ifigenia cemetery as they wait at sunrise for the funeral procession carrying the ashes of Fidel Castro in Santiago, Cuba, Sunday. Desmond Boylan/AP hide caption

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People wait to see President Obama on his way to make a televised address to the Cuban people in Havana on March 22. President Obama's opening to Cuba was carried out largely by executive orders that could be reversed when Donald Trump enters the White House. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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How Trump Could Easily Reverse Obama's Opening To Cuba

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Cuban leader Fidel Castro speaks at the 30th anniversary of the communist revolution on Jan. 1, 1989, in Havana. Castro, 90, died Friday. Charles Tasnadi/AP hide caption

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Former Cuban Leader Fidel Castro Dies At Age 90

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Students in Havana cheer on Wednesday at news that the United Nations General Assembly voted 191-0, with two abstentions, on the Cuba embargo resolution. Ramon Espinosa/AP hide caption

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Cuban migrants Arnalbis Rogel (left) and Modesto Morales arrived on a boat in Florida on Sept. 7. Morales was the navigator. Melissa Block/NPR hide caption

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Improved U.S.-Cuba Relations Are Creating A Surge Of Cuban Migrants

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A view of the Caribbean is among the things attracting new buyers to high-priced Havana real estate along the city's famous seaside strip, the Malecón. Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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Amid A Struggling Economy, Cuban Real Estate Is Booming

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An official displays a limited edition Cohiba 50 cigar, one of 2,000 made for the 50th anniversary of the Cuban brand, on the opening day of the annual Havana Cigar Festival in February. Desmond Boylan/AP hide caption

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