An economist who once worked in Cuban’s Finance Ministry explains what caused the economic crisis and other problems fueling discontent.
Just as Fidel Castro’s 2016 death did not transform US-Cuba ties, his brother Raul’s exit from politics is unlikely to do so. But Cuba itself is changing. Eventually, Havana and Washington will, too.
Talks with the government ended with accusations that the dissenting artists were ‘paid by North American agencies’ – an age-old way to discredit dissent in Cuba. But these protests are homegrown.
Cuban medicine is now called upon both to protect the island’s population from Covid-19 and to help various foreign countries, including Italy and France.
Some Cuban entrepreneurs are so openly anti-communist that they sound like, well, capitalists.
For one, you can’t break an economy that’s already broken.
The Trump administration has declared the most severe new sanctions against Cuba since President John F. Kennedy imposed an economic embargo banning all trade with the communist island in 1962.
Cuba will not legalize same-sex marriage, as gay activists hoped. But its new constitution adds greater protections for LGBTQ people and for women, and gives Cubans the right to own private property.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
The new president-elect delivered some mixed messages during the campaign.
In spite of rapprochement with the US, Cuban president Raúl Castro has put his reform agenda on hold. Why the delay?
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?
The US risks being left out of Cuba’s transformation if it doesn’t act quickly.
John Kerry will raise the flag over the American Embassy in Cuba on Friday. That moment is possible thanks to work Jimmy Carter began four decades ago.