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
Critics point to low income and food shortages, but when judging the Cuban leader it's important to look at the whole story.
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.
At first, the Cuban revolution seemed doomed to fail.
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.
A former British ambassador to Cuba, now a professor at Boston University, still has a few questions for the late Cuban leader.
Love him or loathe him, the Cuban leader's legacy cannot be denied.
The former Cuban leader, as seen through the eyes of Jean-Paul Sartre.