Raul Castro Fast Facts

Read CNN’s Fast Facts about Raul Castro, the former President of Cuba and the brother of former President Fidel Castro.

Miguel Diaz-Canel named Cuba’s new president

Miguel Diaz-Canel was officially named as the new leader of Cuba on Thursday, one day after a secret vote in the country’s National Assembly.

Cuba’s National Assembly nominates Miguel Diaz-Canel to succeed Raul Castro as president

For the first time in the lives of most Cubans, a man not named Castro is set to take over the leadership of the Communist-run island nation.

Cuba’s likely new leader, Miguel Diaz-Canel, faces economic and diplomatic challenges

Before becoming the heir apparent to Cuban President Raul Castro, when Miguel Díaz-Canel was still climbing his way up the ranks of the Communist Party hierarchy in the island’s provinces, he earned a nickname that stuck with him: “Día y Noche,” or Day and Night.

Canada to return diplomat families from Cuba over health concerns

The families of Canadian diplomats in Cuba will return home permanently due to unexplained health concerns, Canada’s government announced Monday.

Suspected Toronto serial killer charged with 8th murder

Suspected Toronto serial killer Bruce McArthur was charged with an eighth count of murder after police identified a Sri Lankan man whose dismembered body was found in a potted plant connected to McArthur, Toronto Police Detective Sgt. Hank Idsinga said on Monday.

Caravan of migrants climbs freight train for the next leg of the journey

A stampede of Central American migrants rushed to the tracks Saturday when the first whistle of the train rang out.

Quebec mosque shooter motivated by refugee policy

A man who killed six worshippers at a Quebec City mosque told an investigator he carried out the January 2017 attack after seeing reports the Canadian government would welcome more refugees into the country, according to CNN partner CBC.

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10 hockey players, 5 others dead as a result of fatal bus crash, police say

A small town in Canada’s Saskatchewan province is in mourning after a bus carrying a junior hockey team collided with a tractor-trailer, leaving 15 people dead and at least 14 injured.

After a devastating bus crash, mourners are paying tribute with hockey sticks

Emotional tributes to members of a junior hockey team killed or injured in a bus crash in Canada have gained huge traction on social media.

Leopoldo López Fast Facts

Read Fast Facts from CNN about Leopoldo López, a Venezuelan opposition leader who was imprisoned on charges of inciting anti-government protests.

Leopoldo López Fast Facts

Read Fast Facts from CNN about Leopoldo López, a Venezuelan opposition leader who was imprisoned on charges of inciting anti-government protests.

Brazil’s ex-President Lula da Silva surrenders to federal police

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva turned himself over to federal authorities Saturday to begin serving a 12-year prison sentence for corruption.

Brazil’s ex-President Lula da Silva surrenders to federal police

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva turned himself over to federal authorities Saturday to begin serving a 12-year prison sentence for corruption.

At least 15 people killed in Canada bus crash

A small town in Canada’s Saskatchewan province was in mourning Saturday after a bus carrying a junior hockey team collided with a tractor-trailer, leaving 15 people dead and at least 14 injured.

At least 15 people killed in Canada bus crash

A small town in Canada’s Saskatchewan province was in mourning Saturday after a bus carrying a junior hockey team collided with a tractor-trailer, leaving 15 people dead and at least 14 injured.

An annual caravan of Central American migrants traveling through Mexico is getting more attention than usual after a series of tweets from US President Donald Trump.

An annual caravan of Central American migrants traveling through Mexico is getting more attention than usual after a series of tweets from US President Donald Trump.

Colombia arrests negotiator in FARC peace deal on drug trafficking charge

Colombia’s former rebel group FARC has reacted angrily to the arrest of one of its prominent members on drug charges, warning the move is an obstacle to peace.

Colombia arrests negotiator in FARC peace deal on drug trafficking charge

Colombia’s former rebel group FARC has reacted angrily to the arrest of one of its prominent members on drug charges, warning the move is an obstacle to peace.

Brazilian lawmakers request name change in support of Lula

Dozens of Brazilian lawmakers from the socialist Workers’ Party, the PT, have requested to change their names to include “Lula.”

Brazilian lawmakers request name change in support of Lula

Dozens of Brazilian lawmakers from the socialist Workers’ Party, the PT, have requested to change their names to include “Lula.”

Ecuadorian President says 2 kidnapped journalists, their driver are dead

Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno said Friday that two Ecuadorian journalists and their driver, kidnapped while on assignment along the Colombian border, have been killed.

Ecuadorian President says 2 kidnapped journalists, their driver are dead

Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno said Friday that two Ecuadorian journalists and their driver, kidnapped while on assignment along the Colombian border, have been killed.

Pope Francis cites ‘grave errors’ in handling of Chile sex abuse scandal

Pope Francis says he made “grave errors” in handling of the Chile sex abuse scandal in a letter Wednesday to the Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Chile.

Pope Francis cites ‘grave errors’ in handling of Chile sex abuse scandal

Pope Francis says he made “grave errors” in handling of the Chile sex abuse scandal in a letter Wednesday to the Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Chile.

Humboldt Broncos trainer dies days after crash

Fueled by her love for sports, Dayna Brons was focused on making the Humboldt Broncos shine on the ice. They dreamed of winning their league’s championship and she helped them get ready.

Humboldt Broncos trainer dies days after crash

Fueled by her love for sports, Dayna Brons was focused on making the Humboldt Broncos shine on the ice. They dreamed of winning their league’s championship and she helped them get ready.

A transgender woman’s journey on the migrant caravan

Nikolle Contreras is one of several transgender and gender nonconforming migrants hoping to seek asylum in the US.