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Cuban shipwreck survivor Elian Gonzalez (top L) stands with two of the so-called "Cuban Five" Fernando Gonzalez (bottom L) and Rene Gonzalez (bottom C) while attending the Cuban National Assembly in Havana December 20, 2014. Cuban President Raul Castro on Saturday demanded that the United States respect Cuba's communist rule as the two countries work toward normalizing diplomatic ties. U.S. President Barack Obama this week reset Washington's Cold War-era policy on Cuba and the two countries swapped prisoners in a historic deal after 18 months of secret talks. REUTERS/Enrique De La Osa (CUBA - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR4ISOPEnrique de la Osa / Reuters