Fidel Castro

Cuba after Castro: Staying the financial course

While Cuba's economy has gradually opened up in recent years, Fidel Castro's death is unlikely to prompt larger reforms.

Cuba after Castro: Staying the financial course

Politics

Fidel Castro bids party farewell in 'last speech'

Ex-Cuban leader speaks of death in farewell speech to Communist Party congress and calls for preserving party ideals.

Reporter's Notebook

Obama in Cuba: Smiles, speeches and history

Unclear if images of unity, or open encouragement for Cubans to seek change, will be US president's legacy in Havana.

Obama in Cuba: Smiles, speeches and history

Inside Story

Can the US and Cuba trust each other?

Barack Obama makes history with the first visit to Cuba by a US president in nearly nine decades.

Barack Obama

Obama to Congress: End embargo now

US president says he came to Havana to "bury last remnants of the Cold War", while urging freedom for all Cubans.

Obama calls on US Congress to end Cuban trade embargo

Cuba

Castro and Obama trade barbs over human rights

At unprecedented joint news conference, US and Cuban presidents go toe-to-toe on human rights and economic punishment.

Reporter's Notebook

Cubans celebrate Obama's charm offensive

President winning over fans by conveying a kinder, gentler image of "The Empire" - as the US is known on the island.

Cubans celebrate Obama's charm offensive

Cuba

Cuba: 'Change going to happen'

But US president acknowledges "significant differences" on human rights and civil liberties amid one-party state rule.

Barack Obama: 'Change going to happen' in Cuba

Opinion

Cuba must not get lost in transition

The pace and timing of rapprochement has already prompted concerns about a superficial transition.

Ian Bancroft

by Ian Bancroft

Ian Bancroft

Cuba

Obama makes history in Cuba

US president arrives in Havana on a three-day trip a year after diplomatic ties were restored.

Obama embarks on historic Cuba visit

Reporter's Notebook

Obama's Cuba visit: Rumours turn into reality

Cuban officials confirm US president will be welcomed in March, but say there are still sticking points in relationship.

Obama's Cuba visit: Rumours turn into reality

Cuba

Obama to be first US president in Cuba since 1928

Obama to become the first serving US president to set foot on the island in nearly nine decades, as ties normalise.

Barack Obama to make historic visit to Cuba

Opinion

The final Cuban exodus?

Even as capitalism descends on the island, Cubans are rushing to the US.

Belen Fernandez

by Belen Fernandez

Belen Fernandez

Politics

Crowds pack Havana square for Pope Francis' mass

Leader of Catholic Church also met with Fidel Castro at the Cuban revolutionary leader's home in Havana after the mass.

Politics

US and Cuba spar over human rights after flag ceremony

John Kerry says Cubans deserve "genuine democracy", as his counterpart raises racial strife and police brutality in US.