The National Assembly elected Fidel's brother Sunday to be president in a vote that signals minor changes.
The State Department said Tuesday that Castro's departure won't lead to a change in policy or the lifting of the embargo.
Investors are wary of insurance guarantees for some bonds issued by cities to fund capital projects.
The two candidates are running neck and neck before the Republican primary Tuesday.
On the eve of Tuesday's primary in Florida, the one-time national GOP front-runner is still running strong among Cuban-Americans, who represent 10 to 12 percent of the state's GOP electorate.
The judge cited harsh military detention to justify a lighter term of 17 years in prison.
On Tuesday, a federal judge will announce Al Qaeda recruit's long-awaited prison sentence.
He's part of a National Park Service experiment in south Florida to send first-time fishing violators to a school instead of fining them.