Fulgencio Batista and his wife pose for a picture, 1948.
Fidel Castro, right, and Camilo Cienfuegos prepare to enter Havana on Jan. 8, 1959.
Fidel Castro, lower right, sits inside a tank near Playa Giron, Cuba during the Bay of Pigs invasion, April 17, 1961.
Cuban refugees arrive to South Florida after fleeing the island, 1979.
Thousands of Cubans cram into the Peruvian Embassy in Havana, Cuba to seek assylum. The Peruvian government eventually granted assylum in a move that sparked a flood of Cubans fleeing the island.
A group of 67 Cubans arrive to Miami Beach after a group of them desperately took a 60-foot ship at gun point, Jan. 31, 1980.
One of the ferries that provides regular service between Havana Bay from Regla to Old Havana is seen in this July 4, 2002 file photo in Havana, Cuba. Early Wednesday April 2, 2003 a group of people armed with three pistols and at least one knife hijacked one of these ferries overnight.
Lizbet Martinez plays her violin for fellow Cuban refugees in Guantanamo, Sept. 1994.
Cuban leader Fidel Castro, right, holds the hands of Pope John Paul II during their historic meeting at the Vatican, Nov. 19, 1996.
Fidel Castro falls down after a speech at a graduation ceremony in Santa Clara, Cuba, Oct. 21, 2004.
Cuban cardinal Jaime Ortega waves to the crowd as he arrives to celebrate midnight mass at Havana's cathedral, Dec. 25, 1997.
Fidel Castro talks to Colombian Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez in Havana, Cuba, March 12, 2007.
Shoppers look at DVD players at a store in Havana, Tuesday, April 1, 2008. Cuban shoppers are snapping up DVD players, motorbikes and electric rice cookers that are going on sale to the general public for the first time.
Susel Agulera gets ready to drive her new scooter after buying it for $1,107, Jan. 4, 2008.
Robert Vesco arrives at a Havana, Cuba tribunal, Aug. 3, 1996. In Cuba, Vesco was facing charges for alleged economic crimes against the communist regime. In the U.S., Vesco was facing charges that he bilked mutual fund investors of $224 million.
Men gather at El Mejunje, Cuba's only gay disco, 2006.
Fidel Castro is seen resting after undergoing an alleged intestinal surgery, Jan. 15, 2008.