When women are remembered as part of the Communist or any other political tradition it's often as an afterthought, or as part of the support system of the revolution.
Venezuela is long gone; say hello to Cuba-zuela.
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.
A mural depicting populist dictators painted onto remnants of the Berlin Wall in Berlin in 2014.
The legitimacy and credibility of those in power has been eroded by bad governance, patronage and the obsession to claim an exclusive agency representing the people.
Castro realised early on in his revolution just how powerful a tool photography could be.
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?
The cover of Childish Gambino’s album ‘Awaken my love’.
In a gloomy year filled, a number of artists with an Afrofuturist perspective gave hope with inspired works of art.
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The Cuban leader even acted as an unofficial editor for the Nobel Prize-winning author.
Fidel Castro poured troops into Ethiopia’s war with Somalia after describing Siad Barre as “above all a chauvinist”.
Many Ethiopians regard Castro as the man who saved their country. Somalis view him as the man who denied them the Greater Somalia re-union
Critics point to low income and food shortages, but when judging the Cuban leader it's important to look at the whole story.
A woman waits behind a Cuban flag for the arrival of Fidel Castro’s funeral procession in Esperanza, Cuba.
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Under Fidel Castro, Cuba declared itself as an atheist state. Castro's relationship with religion, however, was far more complex. It left a deep impact on the religious identity of Cuba.
A memorial service for Castro in Johannesburg.
A brave foreign policy changed history in Angola and South Africa.
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.
The municipal hospital of Havana, Cuba.
An American who trained to be a doctor in Cuba gives his views of the island's health service.
Cuban doctors vaccinate displaced Haitians at a camp in Port-au-Prince.
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How the motivations of Cuban doctors choosing to go on missions abroad have changed.
Hugo Chávez and Fidel Castro in 1999.
More than any other, Venezuela is a country of Cuba's making. But its own national tragedy is too deep for most citizens to mourn Fidel Castro's death.
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.
Images of Castro as either a monster or saviour miss the mark, but his commitment to literacy and culture is undeniable.