Raúl Castro to visit Mexico
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Raúl Castro to visit Mexico

Cuban President Raúl Castro will  visit to Mexico from November 5-7, on his first official visit marking a reset in relations with a country that backed the Cuban revolution before ties turned rocky over a decade ago.

Castro will join Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto in Merida, geographically closer to the Cuban capital than it is to Mexico City.

Peña Nieto and Castro will “review the main political, economic and cooperation-related issues in the bilateral and regional agenda,” the Havana Times reports.

It will be the first time Castro has visited Mexico since taking power in 2006.

Relations “have been in an excellent stage since the reset the two governments launched in November 2013,” Mexico’s Foreign Relations Department said in a statement.

Pena Nieto’s Institutional Revolutionary Party has traditionally supported Cuba’s communist government, but relations suffered from 2000-2012, when the conservative National Action Party held Mexican presidency.

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