Venezuela has been in economic and political crisis for years.
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For one, you can't break an economy that's already broken.
Airlines that fly into Cuba’s main airport could now be sued for profiting off of property confiscated during the country’s 1959 revolution.
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The Trump administration has declared the most severe new sanctions against Cuba since President John F. Kennedy imposed an economic embargo banning all trade with the communist island in 1962.
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.
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?
The Spanish hotel chain Meliá has big plans for Cuba. So did the Trump Organization, up until its CEO was elected president of the United States.
As president, Donald Trump has taken a harsh stance toward Cuba. But his real estate company has tried twice to open Trump properties on the Communist island, allegedly even skirting the law to do so.
From thaw to chill?
By rolling back chunks of the Obama deal with Cuba, Donald Trump is giving up just the sort of opportunities he promised to seek out.
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.
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?
Critics point to low income and food shortages, but when judging the Cuban leader it's important to look at the whole story.
Cuba’s former President Fidel Castro Ruz (1926-2016)
All of the world’s struggling masses owe the late Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro an enormous debt for consistently and fearlessly articulating the debilitating aspect of life under under capitalism.
The new president-elect delivered some mixed messages during the campaign.
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?
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.
Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter with Fidel Castro in 2011. Picture taken March 30 2011.
John Kerry will raise the flag over the American Embassy in Cuba on Friday. That moment is possible thanks to work Jimmy Carter began four decades ago.
Cuba telecoms: updates required.
Will the thaw in Cuba's diplomatic relations improve its creaking internet? Cubans hope so.
In a candid 1962 conversation with a Guardian editor, President Kennedy unpacked his views on Cuba, the Soviet Union, and nuclear war. What can Obama learn from him?
Presidents Obama and Castro instigated rumors of a thaw when they shook hands for the first time at the memorial for Nelson Mandela in December last year.
This past December, Presidents Barack Obama and Raoúl Castro ended over fifty years of economic and political isolation between the US and Cuba with their shock announcement that they intend to re-establish…
Havana: soon to be a boom town?
The restoration of full diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba, announced simultaneously by Barack Obama and Raúl Castro yesterday, is a huge political breakthrough. The benefits to the Cuban economy…
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…