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The transition will happen later than expected, because the Cuban government postponed legislative elections in the wake of damage caused by Hurricane Irma. Continue reading
“You probably know” who attacked the 24 American diplomats in Cuba, the secretary of state said. “You can stop it. It’s as simple as that.” Continue reading
Mysterious illnesses among American diplomats in Havana have given President Trump the pretext to take a harder line on Cuba. Continue reading
The new rules, intended to direct money away from the military, limit ties with Cuba just as President Trump pushes business deals with Communist China. Continue reading
The American dissent on a General Assembly resolution condemning the embargo left the United States isolated again on the issue. Continue reading
Documents released this week recall the Cold War context against which the assassination of John F. Kennedy generated suspicion that persists to this day. Continue reading
Residents of a tiny Bolivian hamlet vividly recall the day the guerrilla leader was shot at their school. “For us, this was a time of suffering,” says a woman who brought him soup. Continue reading
In a rare act of defiance, some 150 Cuban doctors serving in Brazil have sued to work as independent contractors, cutting out the Havana government. Continue reading
Food and water were in short supply on many islands in the Caribbean after Hurricane Irma, and witnesses spoke of a disintegration of law and order. Continue reading
Downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane but still carrying fierce winds, the storm crawled up the state’s west coast after thrashing the Florida Keys. Continue reading
Officials upgraded Irma to a Category 4 hurricane early Sunday, reporting maximum sustained winds of 130 miles per hour. Continue reading
One of the most potent Atlantic Ocean hurricanes ever recorded battered Turks and Caicos and the Bahamas on Friday, then made landfall in northern Cuba. Continue reading
The death toll is at least seven, and nearly a million households in Puerto Rico were without power. Continue reading
The president said he was revoking elements of a “terrible and misguided deal” by reinstating travel restrictions, a symbolic step away from seeking better relations. Continue reading
The president is expected to declare that the two-year-old Obama-era approach of engagement amounted to a failed policy of appeasement. Continue reading
Threats and self-dealing don’t get a negotiator very far in Havana. Continue reading
Who would any of us be if he hadn’t rearranged our destinies and caused this rupture in our lives? Continue reading
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
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