The island is facing the harshest economic conditions since the 1990s, prompting 224,000 people to leave in 12 months.
Cuba has handled COVID well, but sanctions and economic uncertainty are causing unrest among some sections of society.
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.
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.
Some Cuban entrepreneurs are so openly anti-communist that they sound like, well, capitalists.
A first-ever official royal visit now signals a sea change in British foreign policy towards post-Fidel Cuba.
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.
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 is avowedly secular. But as the country debates a new Constitution that would protect LGBT rights, churches have come out strongly against gay marriage — a sign of change on the Communist island.
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?
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?
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.
The president restored restrictions on Americans’ travel to Cuba and prohibited transactions with its military. Here’s why, and what’s to come.
With its uncharismatic president and liberalising economy, Cuba already looks less like North Korea and more like China or Vietnam.
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?
At first, the Cuban revolution seemed doomed to fail.
Love him or loathe him, the Cuban leader’s legacy cannot be denied.
In spite of rapprochement with the US, Cuban president Raúl Castro has put his reform agenda on hold. Why the delay?
Whoever wins the keys to the White House in November, it is far from guaranteed that Barack Obama’s detente with the Cubans will continue.
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.