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‘In England, the economy matters more than people’s lives’
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‘In England, the economy matters more than people’s lives’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
15 Jul 2021
What has sparked Cuba’s anti-government protests?
Protesters gather in Miami, Florida in solidarity with Cubans
In Depth

What has sparked Cuba’s anti-government protests?

High prices and food shortages trigger biggest demonstrations in decades
12 Jul 2021
Mysterious brain injuries at embassies in China and Cuba trigger CIA probe
The US embassy in Havana, Cuba where the brain injuries were first reported
Stranger than fiction

Mysterious brain injuries at embassies in China and Cuba trigger CIA probe

Scores of US spies, diplomats and soldiers have reported unexplained health problems over past five years
13 May 2021
Cuba poised to become coronavirus vaccine powerhouse
A man repairs his car in Havana, Cuba
In Depth

Cuba poised to become coronavirus vaccine powerhouse

The communist nation aims to be ‘pharmacist’ to other US enemies after developing multiple Covid jabs
30 Mar 2021
US diplomats in Cuba not victims of sonic attack
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In Brief

US diplomats in Cuba not victims of sonic attack

New study rubbishes ‘exotic explanations’ for Havana Syndrome
1 Nov 2019
Countries that are still socialist today
In Depth

Countries that are still socialist today

Debate over the pros and cons of the centuries-old economic system has seen its definition get lost in translation
21 Aug 2019
Cubans back new constitution
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In Brief

Cubans back new constitution

Document enshrines one-party rule but paves way for modest economic reforms
25 Feb 2019
US immigration officials force-feeding detainees
US border
In Brief

US immigration officials force-feeding detainees

Nearly 30 migrants from India and Cuba are refusing to eat in protest at alleged mistreatment
1 Feb 2019
Sonic attacks on US embassy in Cuba ‘just crickets’
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In Brief

Sonic attacks on US embassy in Cuba ‘just crickets’

Scientists claim source of mysterious noise attributed to headaches and nausea not an acoustic weapon
8 Jan 2019
Sonic attacks: are spies giving diplomats brain injuries?
US Embassy in Havana, Cuba
In Depth

Sonic attacks: are spies giving diplomats brain injuries?

Canadian embassy workers in Havana complain of similar unexplained symptoms to US colleagues
20 Nov 2018
Cuban president defies church to back same-sex marriage
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In Brief

Cuban president defies church to back same-sex marriage

Miguel Diaz-Canel says he is committed to eliminating all types of discrimination in society
18 Sep 2018
Cuba to recognise private ownership
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In Brief

Cuba to recognise private ownership

New constitution will open up the economy but maintain one-party system
18 Jul 2018
What are sonic attacks?
In Depth

What are sonic attacks?

Are US diplomats abroad being deliberately targeted – and is this a new phenomenon?
8 Jun 2018
Sonic attacks: US embassy fears spread to China
A US embassy seal is vandalised and covered in paint after protests in Manilla in 2012
In Brief

Sonic attacks: US embassy fears spread to China

After Cuban accusations, State Department puts staff on alert in China too
24 May 2018
Cuba: the end of the Castro era
The Castro family name has been revered in Cuba for 60 years
In Brief

Cuba: the end of the Castro era

Cuba at a crossroads as National Assembly prepares to vote for first president outside the Castro family in over 60 years
14 Mar 2018
Cuba and Russia agree new economic ties as US turns inwards
Cuba's signature 1950s US-made cars could soon be replaced by Russian Ladas
In Brief

Cuba and Russia agree new economic ties as US turns inwards

Communist Caribbean island rekindles Cold War alliances as Moscow looks to fill void left by US
20 Dec 2017
Which island paradise would you save?
Malaysia - Bornean Gibbon leaps between trees. Kota Kinabalu, Sabah (Terra Mater / Matt Hamilton)
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Which island paradise would you save?

Wildlife experts nominate the unique, biodiverse places they love above all others
23 Oct 2017
US may close Cuban embassy over ‘sonic attacks’
US Embassy in Havana, Cuba
In Brief

US may close Cuban embassy over ‘sonic attacks’

At least 21 US diplomats complain of hearing loss, slurred speech
19 Sep 2017
Trump reversal threatens US-Cuba relations
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In Brief

Trump reversal threatens US-Cuba relations

US President expected to undo work of Barack Obama and tighten trade and travel restrictions
15 Jun 2017
Fidel Castro 1926-2016: A divided legacy
1979:The Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro, Prime Minister from February 1959, addressing the United Nations in New York.(Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
In Brief

Fidel Castro 1926-2016: A divided legacy

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sparks outrage in the US after praising 'remarkable leader'
28 Nov 2016
Pope Francis empowers priests to forgive abortion
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In Brief

Pope Francis empowers priests to forgive abortion

Terminating a pregnancy is a 'grave sin' but not an unforgivable one, Pontiff says
22 Nov 2016
Obama and Castro lock horns during historic visit to Havana
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In Brief

Obama and Castro lock horns during historic visit to Havana

Leaders clash over human rights and trade before sharing a very awkward handshake
22 Mar 2016
The Cuban Missile Crisis – how close to nuclear war were we?
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In Depth

The Cuban Missile Crisis – how close to nuclear war were we?

53 years ago today, a nuclear war between the US and USSR was narrowly averted after Khrushchev 'blinked'
28 Oct 2015
Spanish push Cuba to settle old debts
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In Brief

Spanish push Cuba to settle old debts

Claims for assets seized during Castro's Communist takeover could reach $20bn, says lawyer
13 Jul 2015
'Historic' US-Cuba cruise deal approved
Cuba's capital Havana
In Brief

'Historic' US-Cuba cruise deal approved

Miami-based firm Carnival anticipates 'tremendous hunger' for Cuba cruises as the embargo is lifted
8 Jul 2015
Cuba does not sponsor terror says US, as relations thaw
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In Brief

Cuba does not sponsor terror says US, as relations thaw

The 'significant message of confidence' is crucial step in improving relations between the two countries
15 Apr 2015
Obama and Castro 'to make history' in Panama
US President Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuban President Raul Castro in South Africa in 2013
In Brief

Obama and Castro 'to make history' in Panama

US president expected to announce Cuba will be removed from terror list in effort to improve relations
10 Apr 2015
US-Cuba deal: Obama and Castro 'cut the shackles'
US President Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuban President Raul Castro in South Africa in 2013
In Depth

US-Cuba deal: Obama and Castro 'cut the shackles'

Many welcome the 'long overdue' move to normalise relations with Cuba, but Obama faces fierce opposition from Republicans
18 Dec 2014
Ebola response: who has donated the most?
Health workers
In Depth

Ebola response: who has donated the most?

The UN launches an emergency appeal for funds as China is criticised for its failure to contribute
17 Oct 2014
CUBAN TWEETS: How US tried to bring down Castro
A Cuban flag is waved in Havana
In Brief

CUBAN TWEETS: How US tried to bring down Castro

American aid agency funded ZunZuneo messaging service to encourage dissent in Cuba
4 Apr 2014
CUBA CLASSICS: Good riddance to golden oldies
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In Depth

CUBA CLASSICS: Good riddance to golden oldies

Vintage cars are 'symbols of oppression' and only tourists will mourn their consignment to scrap heap
6 Jan 2014
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