Cuba stresses its programme to send doctors abroad is based in solidarity. But there are diplomatic and economic reasons too.
A former congressional staffer says withholding damning evidence from Congress and using civilians to carry out presidential or intelligence agency agendas links the Ukraine crisis to other scandals.
Some Cuban entrepreneurs are so openly anti-communist that they sound like, well, capitalists.
The ugly turn in Canadian-Cuba relations stemming from Canada's new visa requirements puts at risk decades of creative, productive connections between Cuban and Canadian people.
A first-ever official royal visit now signals a sea change in British foreign policy towards post-Fidel Cuba.
Cuban exiles in the US may soon be able to sue companies that use property seized from them in the Cuban revolution. If Trump moves to allow that, it could slow economic development in Cuba.
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?
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?
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?
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.
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.
The president restored restrictions on Americans' travel to Cuba and prohibited transactions with its military. Here's why, and what's to come.
With its uncharismatic president and liberalising economy, Cuba already looks less like North Korea and more like China or Vietnam.
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.
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?
In a gloomy year filled, a number of artists with an Afrofuturist perspective gave hope with inspired works of art.
The Cuban leader even acted as an unofficial editor for the Nobel Prize-winning author.
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