Cuba

August 12, 2021
August 12, 2021

'Your Heart, My Sky': A timely YA novel-in-verse about the 1990s Cuban “Special Period”

Early in July of this year, thousands of Cubans took to the streets, pushed over the course of the pandemic to a breaking point by a persistent, two-year-long shortage of medicine and—most...

January 3, 2019
January 3, 2019

Castro blasts US

On the 60th anniversary of Cuba's revolution, ruling Communist Party leader Raul Castro blasted the Trump administration for returning

July 22, 2018
July 22, 2018
USA

Communist-run Cuba starts rolling out internet on mobile phones

Communist-run Cuba stars providing internet on the mobile phones of select users as it aims to roll out the service nationwide by year-end, in a further step toward opening one of the Western...

July 22, 2018
July 22, 2018
USA

Cuba aims to build socialism, not communism, in draft constitution

A draft of Cuba's new constitution keeps the Communist Party as its leading political force but states as its aim the construction of socialism rather than communism, reflecting changing times...

June 21, 2018
June 21, 2018
USA

Cuba slightly loosens controls on state media

Journalists in Cuba are recently experiencing more liberty in respect to broadcasting news which was limited to communist manifesto in the past ten years.

April 19, 2018
April 19, 2018

Díaz-Canel sworn in as new Cuban leader

Cuban Communist Party stalwart Miguel Diaz-Canel replace Raul Castro as president, a new chapter for the island after nearly sixty years of rule by the Castro brothers but a change that is aimed at...

September 29, 2017
September 29, 2017

US cuts embassy staff, urges no travel to Cuba

The United States is warning Americans against visiting Cuba and ordering more than half of US personnel to leave the island, senior officials say, in a dramatic response to what they described as ...

December 5, 2016
December 5, 2016

Fidel Castro interred in rock

Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro's ashes were encased in a large granite boulder on Sunday in a ceremony that capped nine days of public mourning and aimed to literally set in stone the legacy...

December 4, 2016
December 4, 2016

Friends gather at Castro funeral

Flag-waving Cubans leaned from windows and lined the streets as Fidel Castro's funeral cortege approached the end of three-day journey on Saturday, rolling into the city of Santiago de Cuba...

November 27, 2016
November 27, 2016

Maradona mourns "second father" Castro

For football great Diego Maradona, Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro was more than a friend and fellow Latin American legend, he was "a second father."