The historic opening between the two countries could have an impact on travel and business in the long-term, though changes are likely to happen gradually.
Cuba had relied on Venezuela to prop up its economy. But with that support uncertain, the Castro brothers appear to have decided to come in from the cold.
Former President Mujica, an ex-guerrilla who was once tortured in jail, agreed to take the prisoners earlier this year. He said he was doing it 'for humanity.'
The US is the biggest financial donor to Ebola-infected countries in West Africa. But the largest number of healthcare workers deployed in the field hail from an island nation with a cash-strapped communist government.
Former President Castro was seen publicly in Cuba for the first time in nine months.
The handshake between Presidents Obama and Castro at Nelson Mandela's memorial in South Africa didn't cause much of a stir in Cuba. Here's why.
North Korea missiles: Cuba says the 240 tons of weapons were being sent to North Korea for repairs. Many international observers are dubious.
Cuba might be trying to keep its word to the US.
The cold war enemies recently completed negotiations on resuming direct mail service, which has been suspended since 1963.
Cuba said that as of today, users can get on the Internet – including e-mail and international websites – at 118 providers across the island. But the per-hour cost may be too high a hurdle for many.