Youths gathered at at the Youth Climate Summit at United Nations HQ by demanding radical moves to fight climate change.
The State Department accused the members of engaging in activities harmful to US national security.
The new cabinet named by the new President Miguel Diaz-Canel has a majority of ministers from predecessor Raul Castro including in the key posts of defense, interior and foreign relations, signaling continuity rather than change.
Cuba's National Assembly will elect a new president and announce Raul Castro's replacement, in a two-day process that will install someone from outside the Castro family in the highest government office for the first time in nearly six decades.
Since 1991, the UN General Assembly has been overwhelmingly demanding an end to the US's embargo on Cuba.
Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez calls Obama's visit 'an attack' on country's history
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