Justin Trudeau visits Cuba 40 years after father

The Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, is in Havana for the start of a tour of Latin America.

Cuba pardons 787 inmates after Pope's call for mercy

Cuba pardons almost 800 prisoners in response to a call by Pope Francis to show mercy to inmates.

Photographing Cuba without cliches

Photographer Susan S. Bank wants to portray Cuba's people not as romantic figures but in the harsh realities they inhabit.

Cuba announces military exercises following Trump's win

Just hours after Donald Trump's victory, Cuba announces it will hold five days of military drills.

Wage gap

Indian construction workers brought in to work on a luxury hotel in Havana are being paid 10 times more than their Cuban counterparts, reports Will Ross.

US abstains from UN vote against Cuba embargo

In a historic first, the US abstains from a UN vote condemning its economic embargo on Cuba.

Mosquito-borne virus threat to Americas laid bare

More than 500 million people across Latin America and the Caribbean are at risk from mosquito-borne diseases, a summit in Cuba hears.

US-Cuba ties: Rules eased on cigars and rum

American travellers to Cuba will now be able to bring back far more rum and cigars, as the Obama administration announces new trade measures.

Russia 'considering military bases in Cuba and Vietnam'

Russia's deputy defence minister reveals country is 'reconsidering' the closure of bases in Vietnam and Cuba.

Bracing for Matthew

One of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes in years, Matthew, has hit Haiti and Cuba and is heading towards the Bahamas and the US.

Jamaica prepares for Hurricane Matthew

The strongest Atlantic hurricane for almost a decade is moving across the Caribbean Sea towards Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba.

US election 2016: Trump accused of Cuba embargo breach

Hillary Clinton says presidential rival Donald Trump appears to have violated US laws, after a report said he broke a trade embargo with Cuba.

Cuba plans to install wi-fi on Havana's iconic Malecon seafront

Plans to install wi-fi along Havana's iconic Malecon seafront are announced by the Cuban government, making it the largest hotspot on the island.

Cuba volleyball players jailed for rape in Finland

Five members of Cuba's national volleyball team are convicted of raping a Finnish woman during a World League tournament in Tampere in July.

US-Cuba agree commercial flights deal

The United States and Cuba have agreed to restore regular commercial flights, in a deal that could jumpstart economic relations between the two countries.


Cuba’s Education Farce: There Is No Room for Young Independent Thinkers

One of the cruelest monopolies that dictatorships invariably control — and Cuba is no exception — is, without a doubt, the education system. Cubans have...

Castro Regime Continues to Repress Ladies in White Opposition Group

Despite international accusations of human rights violations, the oppressive government in Cuba continues to violate the freedoms of dissidents by imprisoning, beating and threatening...

North Korea-Cuba Diplomatic Visit: ‘Pyongyang Trying to Build Anti-US Coalition’

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho will arrive in Havana Monday for talks with Cuban counterpart Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla. The trip comes as both...

New ‘Fidel’ Musical Celebrates Cuban Revolution in London

"With just a few hundred soldiers and limited means, they took on Batista's army of thousands with its tanks, aircraft and backing from the...

Video of Cuban Regime Arresting Activists for Protesting Goes Viral

A video has gone viral showing a Cuban citizen being carried away by the law enforcement of Raúl Castro’s regime for protesting for freedom...

Castro Regime Steps up Repression, Detains and Threatens Prominent Opposition Figures

The Cuban regime, led by Raúl Castro, has not stopped its persecution of political opponents, especially writers and journalists. The latest victim is Rolando...

EU-Cuba Agreement Signals New Era in Bilateral Relations In Spite Of US Blockade

The recent EU-Cuba Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement, which was provisionally applied last Wednesday, and EU countries' support for a UN General Assembly resolution condemning...

Cuba’s Foreign Minister Says Havana Willing to Continue Dialogue With US

The Castro government says it is willing to continue dialogue with the U.S. and is committed to cooperating to conclude the probe related to...

Cuban Opposition Group Calls for Boycott of Sham Election

The dissident group Cuba Decide has asked residents of the island to boycott upcoming elections for municipal assemblies, suggesting that voters write in “plebiscite”...

Cuba Accuses US of Lying about Sonic Attack Scandal to Damage Relations

Cuba’s Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez accused the United States of lying about the “sonic attacks”against American diplomats staying in Havana in order to damage...