Cubans attend a public discussion to revamp the country’s Cold War-era constitution in Havana, in August 2018.
Cuba will not legalize same-sex marriage, as gay activists hoped. But its new constitution adds greater protections for LGBTQ people and for women, and gives Cubans the right to own private property.
Guantanamo Nay detainees sit in a holding area at Camp X-Ray on Jan. 11, 2002.
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On Dec. 10, 1903, the US military leased 45 square miles of Cuban territory to build a naval base. How did Guantanamo Bay become an infamous prison for alleged terrorists?
As gay Cubans gain more rights, opposition is also growing.
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Cuba is avowedly secular. But as the country debates a new Constitution that would protect LGBT rights, churches have come out strongly against gay marriage — a sign of change on the Communist island.
Cuba’s new president, at the National Assembly meeting where he was appointed to succeed Raúl Castro on April 18, 2018.
Cuba has a new president — and for the first time in six decades his last name is not Castro. Who is Miguel Díaz-Canel, the man who inherits a Cuba born of Fidel's 1959 revolution?
Adios Raúl, hola Miguel.
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Miguel Díaz-Canel, a 57-year-old engineer and Communist Party loyalist, is expected to succeed Raúl Castro as president of Cuba. Will change bring prosperity or instability to the Cuban people?
In Cuba, unlike in many Latin American countries, when you see children on the street, they’re not begging; they’re playing. And therein lies Castro’s dilemma: how to reform Cuba’s stagnant economy without losing what’s working?
Cuba won't tolerate the high social costs paid by China and Vietnam in their shift to market capitalism, but its economy desperately needs a reboot.
Will Trump’s policy put a freeze on the U.S.-Cuba thaw?
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The president restored restrictions on Americans' travel to Cuba and prohibited transactions with its military. Here's why, and what's to come.
Can events like Chanel Fashion Week can still happen in Cuba?
With its uncharismatic president and liberalising economy, Cuba already looks less like North Korea and more like China or Vietnam.
What will his death mean for Cuba’s reforms?
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Fidel Castro was no fan of his brother's plans to normalize relations with the US or open the economy. Does his death suggest those plans might accelerate?
Fidel Castro and Che Guevara in January 1959, shortly after the fall of the Batista regime.
At first, the Cuban revolution seemed doomed to fail.
Love him or loathe him, the Cuban leader's legacy cannot be denied.
Cubans were jubilant when president Barack Obama visited the island in March, but economic reforms have not progressed in line with the people’s hopes of change.
In spite of rapprochement with the US, Cuban president Raúl Castro has put his reform agenda on hold. Why the delay?
Raul Castro: balancing act.
Whoever wins the keys to the White House in November, it is far from guaranteed that Barack Obama's detente with the Cubans will continue.
The US and Cuban flags with Havana’s National Capitol Building in the background.
Cuba's National Capitol Building has been reclaimed as the seat of the National Assembly 54 years after it was abandoned by the new revolutionary government. There are lessons in this for others.
The latest American to flock to Cuba.
Cuba has been reforming parts of its economy since 2008. Will the thaw in relations with its Cold War adversary and Obama's visit accelerate those changes?
Penn State’s Nittany Lions became simply ‘USA’ during its games against Havana’s famed Industriales and other teams.
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The US risks being left out of Cuba's transformation if it doesn't act quickly.
Peace at last
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Peace has been elusive in Colombia for so many years because of the country's economic history. To understand the reason why peace has come only now, one needs to "follow the money."
Cuba’s pivot to the US is a signal to the region that its experiment with old-fashioned socialism will come to an end.
The historic warming of US-Cuban relations offers new opportunity for American entrepreneurs and Cuba's famously well-educated people – but it isn't good news for Latin American socialists.
President Obama and his Cuban leader Raul Castro shake hands as U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
The attention lavished on the handshake between Obama and Castro belies the hard work needed to create true, equal partnerships between the United States and Latin America.
Let’s talk Cuba.
On Wednesday, the White House announced that the United States would resume diplomatic relations with Cuba in a deal that was brokered with a great deal of help from the Holy See. A statement released…