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My land is an insular museum, stuck between the Iron Curtain and the industrial capitalism of the 1950s, and visitors view us an exotic species. Continue reading
Recent calls to cut energy usage, along with the faltering economy in Venezuela, which provides much of Cuba’s oil, have left Cubans worried about fuel shortages and blackouts. Continue reading
On a tour of North America, Cuba’s baseball federation showed signs of old-world stubbornness despite pronouncements that it welcomed the thawing of relations with the United States. Continue reading
Mr. Rubio has vowed that he would not seek re-election after six years in the Senate, but is reconsidering. With him on the ballot, Republicans have a greater chance of keeping the seat. Continue reading
The 32-year-old former star for the Cuban national team could be a target for the Yankees and the Mets, who both need offensive help. Continue reading
Many born during the Cold War were given first names beginning with Y. Experts differ as to whether it was in tribute to the Soviet Union, or in rebellion. Continue reading
A motley group of Cuban refugees risked their lives at sea for five days to reach the United States and a new future. Many others are not so lucky. Continue reading
The episode, which lasted about eight hours, comes at a time when many Cubans are fearful that the United States’ immigration policies may change. Continue reading
The long-closed dance system may flourish even more with new relationships. Continue reading
The Adonia crossed overnight from Florida to Cuba, becoming the first cruise ship in nearly 40 years to make the trip. Continue reading
Baseball players paid a South Florida-based smuggling ring more than $15 million to leave Cuba in secretive ventures. Continue reading
Jaime Ortega y Alamino has been a savvy political operator who aided the Vatican’s secret efforts to broker détente between Washington and Havana. Continue reading
Hemingway’s life was in many ways a mess, but he proved it is possible to create honest and unvarnished art even in the midst of decline. Continue reading
Cuba reversed a decades-long policy on Friday that prevented Cuban-born people from traveling to or from the island by ship. Continue reading
Cuba has challenges ahead, but its national spirit is worthy of deep admiration. Continue reading
Proposed changes would allow civilian government lawyers to represent defendants in military tribunals and open the door for some detainees to be moved to U.S. Continue reading
While Mr. Castro, 89, seemed to take his leave of the party on Tuesday, others in his cohort signaled their intentions to stay put. Continue reading
Cuba does not allow people born on the island to travel there by ship. Some Americans who were born there say that the law discriminates against them. Continue reading
President Castro told a Communist Party Congress that the United States was using a “different method” to undermine the system. Continue reading
A Pentagon spokesman said that the judge had received a filing that affected the case against Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and four other detainees. Continue reading
The choreographer Pedro Ruiz’s “Club Havana” returns as part of Ballet Hispanico’s spring season. Continue reading
“We do not need the empire to give us anything,” the former president of Cuba wrote in Granma, the official Communist Party newspaper. Continue reading
In many ways, including a sharp visual contrast with President Raúl Castro, who is 84, Mr. Obama’s stay showed younger Cubans a prospect for an inviting future. Continue reading
The president’s engagement policy and Raúl Castro’s minor opening to free-market ideas have created a new dynamic for Cuba that reveals what the country could become with more freedom to evolve. Continue reading
Cuban music fans hoped Mick Jagger would break down the gates to political and social change that Cuban leaders had already cracked open. Continue reading
Barack Obama leaves the stage as he began, dramatically alone and absolutely sure of himself. Continue reading
From a historic visit in Cuba to downtime at a remote park in Argentina, the first family makes a holiday of one of President Obama’s last big trips in office. Continue reading
The French president made the first visit by a Western head of state to Havana since the U.S. announced plans to re-establish diplomatic relations. Continue reading
The Cuban president praised the Pope Francis for helping to broker the diplomatic thaw with the United States, and promised a warm welcome for Francis when he goes to Cuba in September. Continue reading
Two ferry companies said they had received licenses from the Treasury Department authorizing them to start service between Florida and Cuba in a few months. Continue reading
It will face the United States in an exhibition on May 21 in Times Square. Continue reading
A Republican who had threatened to lead opposition to President Obama’s decision to remove Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terrorism said Thursday that there was no legal mechanism to do so. Continue reading
The Vatican said the pope had accepted an invitation to visit the island, saying the visit would be especially significant given his role in the talks between Havana and Washington. Continue reading
The list by the Committee to Protect Journalists also counts Azerbaijan, China, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iran, Myanmar and Vietnam as among the top jailers of journalists. Continue reading
While it’s now easier for non-American companies to do business with Cuba, in practical terms, it goes only a short way to reconnecting American businesses, legal and political experts said. Continue reading
President Obama intends to remove Cuba from the government’s list of nations that sponsor terrorism, eliminating a major obstacle to the restoration of diplomatic relations after decades of hostilities. Continue reading
Warming relations have brought a burst of popularity for Old Glory, which Cubans are displaying on apartments, cars and especially their clothing. Continue reading
La popularidad de la bandera estadounidense parece ser una señal de aprobación de lo que muchos cubanos consideran una grata mejoría en las relaciones. Continue reading
El Presidente Obama regresó con más aplausos que abucheos de una Cumbre de las Américas de la que Estados Unidos suele salir aporreado. Continue reading
The question now is whether President Obama and his successors can capitalize on the new credibility Washington has earned, primarily through his rapprochement with Havana. Continue reading
President Obama is hoping for a “new beginning” with Cuba as the country’s leaders attend the Summit of the Americas in Panama for the first time since the meeting’s inception in 1994. Continue reading
For three decades Cuba has been designated as a state sponsor of terrorism. Continue reading
President Obama may remove Cuba’s designation as a state sponsor of terrorism. The White House also said it had not ruled out a meeting between Mr. Obama and the Cuban president at a gathering in Panama. Continue reading
President Obama said he had not yet received a final recommendation on whether Cuba should be removed from the list of nations that sponsor terrorism. Continue reading
As President Obama prepared for a summit meeting in Panama, White House officials signaled a decision was near on whether to remove Cuba from a list of terrorism sponsors. Continue reading