A quarter of buildings in the Cuban city are in “bad or regular” shape, according to the provincial housing authority.
Raúl Castro, breaking step with his brother Fidel’s path, grapples with the complex question: how do you develop Cuba’s post-communist economy?
Josefina Vidal, who oversaw the re-establishment of diplomatic relations, and the signing of 22 agreements between US and Cuba after decades of Cold War enmity, is now ambassador to Canada.
It’s unlikely the administration has either the will or the means to roll back the full suite of Obama-era reforms.
The administration, holding true to the promises made during campaigns, plans on revising the travel policy mostly on grounds of human rights.
The current policies in place aim at cracking down on the human trafficking problem without tackling the integral issues behind it.
Sandbars are affected by poor management and human activities, such as sand extraction, pollution and indiscriminate logging, in addition to climate change and the resulting elevation of the sea level.
The groundbreaking Mass held by trans pastors was the highlight of a conference on transsexuality and theology held ahead of global day against homophobia.
Foreign ministers and other officials from 25 Caribbean countries met in Havana on Friday to discuss a joint response in the face of Trump administration threats to migrants and trade.
In his first critical remarks directed at Trump since he took office, Castro termed his trade policies “egotistical” and his plan to build a wall along the Mexican border “irrational.”
The incident comes at an awkward time as US President Donald Trump considers whether to continue normalising relations with the Caribbean island.
Just under 4,400 FARC fighters are currently making their way to more than two dozen rural camps scattered around the country, accompanied by officials from the UN and the government.
Cuba remains one of the world’s least internet-connected countries but the introduction of home internet last month has led to a dramatic change in daily life.
Started by Bill Clinton and called the “wet foot, dry foot” policy, the decision follows months of negotiations focused on getting Cuba to agree to take back people who had arrived in the US.
Cuba and US agree to jointly prevent, contain and clean up oil and other toxic spills in the Gulf of Mexico days before Donald Trump takes office.
It will be the first in Obama’s flurry of transfers aimed at sending as many as 19 prisoners to at least four countries before Trump is sworn in.
New governments were voted in, others struggled through crises, some economies recovered and one country inched closer to peace. Next year brings promise to some, stability to others and continued unrest elsewhere.
The best way to pay homage to “El Comandante” – the commander – is to follow his concept of revolution, said President Raul Castro.
The Cuban leader and the Nobel Prize-winning author shared a close relationship that lasted nearly four decades and informed both of their lives and their work.
President Obama will urge Trump to not damage the peace between US and Cuba, insisting that ‘turning back the clock’ will damage economic prospects.
Some Cubans are worried Trump will shut down the US-Cuban trade and travel ties that have begun to emerge in the past two years.
In his early years as a leader, Castro’s Jesuit school education heavily influenced his views on physical education and its value for nation-building.
There is no bust of Fidel Castro in Cuba, but he has earned his place in history.
The revolutionary leader, who defied the US for over 50 years, has left behind in much of the world a feeling of inevitable, but nonetheless irreparable, loss.
Looking back on the life of the Cuban communist and revolutionary and the astonishing impact he had on not just Cuba or Latin America but the whole world.
Castro took power in a 1959 revolution and ruled Cuba for 49 years with a mix of charisma and iron will, creating a one-party state and becoming a central figure in the Cold War.
Trump’s challenge is to resolve the tensions between the two parts of his world view – ‘America First’ and ‘strong man’ belief – and implement a coherent foreign policy that is acceptable to the American public.
Donald Trump has campaigned at times to dismantle Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran and to reimpose sanctions Obama eased on Cuba and has also disagreed with foreign policy decisions that included the way Obama has deployed troops abroad to combat Islamist militant groups.
In spite of rapprochement with the US, Cuban president Raúl Castro has put his reform agenda on hold. Why the delay?
An overwhelming 191 UN member states voted for the resolution to end sanctions against Cuba imposed in the 1960s at the height of the Cold War, with only Israel joining the US in abstention.
Many are reluctant to leave their homes due to fears their belongings will be stolen and by Monday evening only about 2,000 from the south were in shelters
Cuban President Raul Castro warned that Matthew was stronger than Hurricane Sandy, which devastated Santiago de Cuba in 2012.
Colombians narrowly rejected a peace deal with Marxist guerrillas in a referendum with the “no” camp winning by 50.21% to 49.78% for the “yes” camp.
Iran, which has long been friendly with Cuba, is keen to improve foreign commerce after the removal of international sanctions against the Islamic republic.
Improving relations with the US and Europe hold the promise of new revenue, but for now Cuba’s economy will suffer as the tide turns against allies.
In minimising US resort to violence, President Obama has brought conflict resolution to the Oval Office.
This was the 89-year-old leader’s most extensive public appearance in years.
Cuba’s current leaders include several septuagenarian or octogenarian veterans of Fidel Castro’s 1959 revolution.
But Che Guevara’s daughter criticised the Cuban Communist Party for asking the people to attend the Papal mass