Cuba has paid special attention to rural education for decades. This focus has paid off, bringing quality schooling to often-neglected areas.
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 Non-Aligned Movement member states enjoy cohesion on few issues. Historically, their heterogeneity ranged from absolute monarchs to socialist presidents.
The strongest resistance to the United Nations resolution to promote LGBTI rights came from Muslim and African states. Many of these countries still criminalise same-sex relationships.
A great deal of thinking about Cuba's education system originated from one man. So who was José Martí, and what can his ideas about values education teach other countries?
A long time before their recent landmark concert in Cuba, The Rolling Stones played Spain: less than a year after the death of General Franco.
Cuban farming is a model of agroecology -- growing food without heavy use of fossil fuel or chemicals. But closer relations with the U.S. could push Cuba back toward large-scale industrial farming.
Cuba punches above its weight in a number of sectors and the US would be wise to take note.
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.
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?
How did Washington get its hands on Guantánamo Bay – and why does its presence there still cause so much trouble?
Apartheid South Africa started a war in which it could not maintain a strategic advantage. It misread the quest for national liberation and international opinion that undermined its effectiveness.
The US risks being left out of Cuba's transformation if it doesn't act quickly.
Cuba used three major methods to revolutionise its education system from the 1960s. The hard work has paid off and the system holds many lessons for other countries.
The solutions presented by GM crops are rarely tested against the other options. Take a look at our philosophy of farming and it all starts to make sense.
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."
Pope Francis's US visit is being trumpeted as exceptional, but the Vatican has been a superpower for decades.
The US Embassy is open in Havana. Now American academics can begin strengthening ties with their counterparts in Cuba.
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.
Will the thaw in Cuba's diplomatic relations improve its creaking internet? Cubans hope so.