A rare unauthorized public gathering in Havana on July 11, 2021. Some demonstrators on the streets that day chanted ‘Down with the dictatorship.’
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Experts explain the recent history behind the rare public outpouring of anger in Cuba.
With Raul Castro’s resignation as first secretary of the Communist Party, the Castro era is officially over in Cuba.
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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.
Bay of Pigs debacle: Watched by armed guards, grim-faced US-backed invaders are marched off to prison after their capture by Fidel Castro’s forces.
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The New York Times gave in to White House pressure and did not publish crucial information about an impending US-backed invasion of Cuba. It’s an old story, much repeated – but it’s wrong.
American and Cuban flags hang from a wall with an old camera hung in between in Havana, Cuba, on Jan. 11, 2021.
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Joe Biden could return to the path blazed by Barack Obama on Cuba, when two years of bilateral negotiations helped undo more than five decades of hostility.
Co-founders Craig (left) and Marc Kielburger introduce Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau as they appear at the WE Day celebrations in Ottawa in November 2015.
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An intense controversy over sending Canadian teens to Cuba to cut sugar cane in the 1970s raises questions about why WE Charity’s international development approach hasn’t been controversial for years.
Cuban doctors arrive in Italy to help fight COVID-19.
Cuba stresses its programme to send doctors abroad is based in solidarity. But there are diplomatic and economic reasons too.
Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani in late November 2016, after Trump won the presidential election.
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.
Cubans record a street musician’s performance at an internet hotspot along the seafront in Havana, July 14, 2018.
Some Cuban entrepreneurs are so openly anti-communist that they sound like, well, capitalists.
Former prime minister Pierre Trudeau and his wife, Margaret, visited Fidel Castro in Cuba in January 1976.
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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.
Prince Charles takes part in a floral tribute at the monument to Cuban national hero José Martí, at the Revolution Square, in Havana, March 24 2019.
A first-ever official royal visit now signals a sea change in British foreign policy towards post-Fidel Cuba.
If Cuban exiles can sue businesses operating in Cuba, it could affect flights to the country, like this JetBlue landing in Havana.
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.
Guantanamo Nay detainees sit in a holding area at Camp X-Ray on Jan. 11, 2002.
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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’s new president, at the National Assembly meeting where he was appointed to succeed Raúl Castro on April 18, 2018.
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?
Adios Raúl, hola Miguel.
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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.
In Cuba, unlike in many Latin American countries, when you see children on the street, they’re not begging; they’re playing. And therein lies Castro’s dilemma: how to reform Cuba’s stagnant economy without losing what’s working?
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.
Will Trump’s policy put a freeze on the U.S.-Cuba thaw?
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The president restored restrictions on Americans’ travel to Cuba and prohibited transactions with its military. Here’s why, and what’s to come.
Can events like Chanel Fashion Week can still happen in Cuba?
With its uncharismatic president and liberalising economy, Cuba already looks less like North Korea and more like China or Vietnam.
A mural depicting populist dictators painted onto remnants of the Berlin Wall in Berlin in 2014.
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.