The 26 of July Movement became a central part of the movement that emerged triumphant in early January 1959.
It came about through sustained contact with native Spanish speakers who directly translated phrases from Spanish into English, a form of linguistic borrowing called ‘calques.’
Cuba has handled COVID well, but sanctions and economic uncertainty are causing unrest among some sections of society.
After Fidel Castro took power, government plans to build new housing, schools and factories were hindered by sanctions and supply chain issues, forcing architects to come up with creative solutions.
Cuba: It’s complicated.
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.
Cuba stresses its programme to send doctors abroad is based in solidarity. But there are diplomatic and economic reasons too.
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.
A first-ever official royal visit now signals a sea change in British foreign policy towards post-Fidel Cuba.
60 years ago a revolution began within the revolution for Cuba’s film industry.
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?
Cuban doctors have specific expertise in dealing with diseases like malaria which remains a major problem in Kenya.
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 Cuban leader even acted as an unofficial editor for the Nobel Prize-winning author.
A brave foreign policy changed history in Angola and South Africa.
At first, the Cuban revolution seemed doomed to fail.