The eldest son of late Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, committed suicide on Thursday after being treated for months for depression.
Guantanamo the city and Guantanamo the US naval base are testament to the gulf between the two countries and their cultures.
EU’s top diplomat Federica Mogherini said that EU member countries combined were now Cuba’s most important economic partner and announced a series of agreements.
The term of Raul Castro, which was originally set to end in February, has now been extended to April 19.
Cuba is embarking on a political cycle that will end the 60-year Castro rule, starting with a municipal vote and ending with the selection of a new president in late February.
At a decisive meeting on the future of LAWS, countries such as Pakistan and Cuba have called for a pre-emptive ban, while others like US, Germany and Russia disagree.
Some Cubans hope the handover of power from the leaders of the 1959 revolution to a new generation will bring more political openness.
The US consistently voted against such resolutions for 24 years but abstained for the first time in 2016 as Washington and Havana forged a closer relationship. But tensions have recently flared again between the two.
Washington officials have raised the possibility that sonic weapons were used to harm the diplomats, according to US media reports.
The Trump administration on Tuesday expelled 15 diplomats to protest Communist-run Cuba’s failure to protect US embassy staff in Havana.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the expulsions from Cuba’s embassy in Washington were also intended to ensure “equity” in staffing levels.
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?