A first group of Cuban doctors who treated impoverished patients in Brazil returned to Havana on Friday as both countries end a program that saw thousands of doctors dispatched to underserved areas.
Luxury hotels are rising fast along the Prado, the tree-lined colonial boulevard that is home to many of Havana’s best-known architectural masterworks.
In a country with no opinion polls, campaigns or independent mass media, a series of meetings on reforming Cuba’s constitution has spawned a highly unusual debate on the island’s political system and values.
Cuban lawmakers on Saturday approved the Cabinet named by new President Miguel Diaz-Canel, keeping most of the ministers from Raul Castro’s government in place, except for in the key post of economic reform.
Mexicans indulged Saturday in a much-needed break from the political propaganda that has engulfed them for months leading up to elections that could usher in big changes for the country.
The specter of possible fraud rears its head in Mexico each electoral campaign, both in the popular imagination and among candidates on the ballot.
Minutes after a plane carrying 113 people crashed on takeoff from Havana airport, Cuban state media filled with minute-by-minute updates, cellphone video from the accident and an interview from the scene with newly named President Miguel Diaz-Canel.
Raul Castro was relaxed as he gave a 90-minute speech handing over the presidency to his hand-picked successor, Miguel Diaz-Canel.
Fidel Castro’s oldest son was mourned in Cuba on Friday after the unusually public announcement of his suicide following a long depression.
The wife of a Cuban intelligence agent imprisoned in the United States for 10 years has written an unusual public complaint that her husband wasn’t chosen as a member of the country’s parliament.