Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez was a major financier of Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega, seen here at a 2016 commemoration on the third anniversary of the socialist leader’s death.
Cheap Venezuelan oil boosted Nicaragua's economy and funded President Daniel Ortega's many anti-poverty programs. With Venezuela in crisis, the oil has dried up – as has support for Ortega's regime.
Cuba is freeing up the market in residential private property but with a public referendum still to come, what impact will such measures have for ordinary Cubans.
The U.S. won’t be able to walk all over Putin with unilateral sanctions.
American policymakers and lawmakers are floating unilateral sanctions against Russia, Iran and even Turkey in an effort to change behavior. But research shows sanctions only work in narrow circumstances.
A sound vibration.
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A mystery disease that struck US personnel in Cuba and China triggered fears of a sonic weapon. But two experts argue that this is just about leveraging a medical mystery for political gain.
Sonic interference could cause mild brain injuries.
US diplomats in Cuba and China have shown symptoms of brain injuries.
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.
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?
What happened to people inside this building, the U.S. Embassy in Havana?
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Were foreign diplomats and tourists attacked with a 'sonic weapon' – or was it something else? Ultrasound researchers demonstrate a rational, evidence-based explanation.
Rohingya Muslim women who fled Myanmar for Bangladesh stretch their arms out to collect aid distributed by relief agencies in this September 2017 photo. A campaign of killings, rape and arson attacks by security forces and Buddhist-aligned mobs have sent more than 850,000 of the country’s 1.3 million Rohingya fleeing.
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Facebook is unwittingly helping fuel a genocide against the Rohingya people in Myanmar. Does Cuba’s internet model provide lessons to manage social media amid political chaos?
Sun, sea, sand and tower blocks in Benidorm, Spain.
How to make your holiday better for the environment through sustainable tourism.
The US Embassy in Havana is now more crime scene than diplomatic center as both countries look into the mysterious illnesses suffered by Foreign Service officers there.
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After a baffling, silent attack on US Embassy staff in Havana, the Trump administration is using concern over its diplomats' health as an excuse to reverse Obama's rapprochement with Cuba.
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.
Much of Miami rallied behind the US president in reinstating the Cuban embargo. Reactions on the island have been predictably less enthusiastic.
Trump's revamped old policy could have a paradoxical effect on Cuba, seriously damaging the country’s economy while actually galvanising its political system.
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.
Unlike every president who followed him, George H.W. Bush had a background in foreign policy. In 1972, Bush was serving as U.S. ambassador to the U.N.
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The first President Bush had some impressive foreign policies wins, but could he be best remembered for getting the US entangled in Iraq?
U.S. Navy diver off the coast of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
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Cuban and US scientists are forming partnerships to protect coral reefs and fisheries in both countries. But President Trump may soon announce steps to slow or reverse the US opening to Cuba.
Rebel UNITA troops walk through a field twenty miles from the front line at Munhango, Angola April 29, 1986.
For a military battle whose outcome is still hotly contested 30 years later, the impact was so remarkably clear -- independence for Namibia, peace for Angola and the death knell for apartheid.