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?
AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa
The president restored restrictions on Americans' travel to Cuba and prohibited transactions with its military. Here's why, and what's to come.
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.
What will his death mean for Cuba’s reforms?
Ramon Espinosa/AP Photo
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?
Critics point to low income and food shortages, but when judging the Cuban leader it's important to look at the whole story.
Cuban doctors vaccinate displaced Haitians at a camp in Port-au-Prince.
United Nations Photo
How the motivations of Cuban doctors choosing to go on missions abroad have changed.
Love him or loathe him, the Cuban leader's legacy cannot be denied.
Not quite brothers in arms.
Cuba punches above its weight in a number of sectors and the US would be wise to take note.
The US and Cuban flags with Havana’s National Capitol Building in the background.
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.
The latest American to flock to Cuba.
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?
Christmas Eve 2015, Paris.
Well Santa has come and gone, at least for the largest proportion of the world’s population. And, as we reach the end of the year, it is inevitably time to review recent trends and the prospects for 2016…
Penn State’s Nittany Lions became simply ‘USA’ during its games against Havana’s famed Industriales and other teams.
Kelsie Netzer/John Curley Center
The US risks being left out of Cuba's transformation if it doesn't act quickly.
They see me rollin’…
Pope Francis's US visit is being trumpeted as exceptional, but the Vatican has been a superpower for decades.
Cuba telecoms: updates required.
Will the thaw in Cuba's diplomatic relations improve its creaking internet? Cubans hope so.
Cuba has a unique and highly productive agricultural system in the cities and on the fringes of suburbia.
Javier Ignacio Acuña Ditzel/Flickr
Farms in the cities and suburbs produce half of Cuba's vegetables. But warming relations with the US could put this unique, productive system at risk.
President Obama and his Cuban leader Raul Castro shake hands as U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
The attention lavished on the handshake between Obama and Castro belies the hard work needed to create true, equal partnerships between the United States and Latin America.
In a candid 1962 conversation with a Guardian editor, President Kennedy unpacked his views on Cuba, the Soviet Union, and nuclear war. What can Obama learn from him?
Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro at the VII Summit of the Americas.
Anti-American rhetoric, however alluring to Latin American governments, should be avoided by apolitical PR professionals.
Once upon a time it was an eternal indestructible friendship
The remnants of the Cuba-Soviet relationship are still very much part of Cuban culture – a fact on display at this month's Miami International Film Festival