Castro demands Guantanamo Bay in return for US-Cuba diplomatic deal:
Cuba has demanded the US hand back the Guantanamo Bay military base before relations with Washington are normalised. In a speech, President Raul Castro also called for the lifting of the US trade embargo and Cuba's removal from a terror list. Ref. Source 1
Raul Castro will resign as head of Communist Party in Cuba. Raul Castro said Friday he is resigning as head of Cuba's Communist Party, ending an era of formal leadership by he and his brother Fidel Castro that began with the 1959 revolution. Ref. USAToday.