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.
Trump's revamped old policy could have a paradoxical effect on Cuba, seriously damaging the country’s economy while actually galvanising its political system.
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.
The president restored restrictions on Americans' travel to Cuba and prohibited transactions with its military. Here's why, and what's to come.
The first President Bush had some impressive foreign policies wins, but could he be best remembered for getting the US entangled in Iraq?
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.
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.
With its uncharismatic president and liberalising economy, Cuba already looks less like North Korea and more like China or Vietnam.
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?
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
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 brave foreign policy changed history in Angola and South Africa.
As Cuba opens up, the country has the chance to lead a shift away from the dream of car ownership.
An American who trained to be a doctor in Cuba gives his views of the island's health service.
How the motivations of Cuban doctors choosing to go on missions abroad have changed.
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.
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.
A new crowdfunded show about the Cuban revolution prepares to shed new light on the leader.