Cuba is a state in the Carribbean, located 150 kilometers (93 miles) from the coast of Florida, US. The former Spanish colony has been a Marxist-Leninist one-Party republic since 1962.
Cuba has 11 Million inhabitants, its society is multiethnic. Ist largest city, Havana, is also the capital. In the 1950 left-wing revoloutionaries around Fidel Castro and Che Guevara brought about a socialist Revolution. This page is an automatic compilation of all DW content related to Cuba.
In 2010, Cuban leader Raul Castro announced measures to loosen prohibitions on the private sector. Eight years later, on the verge of leaving office, Castro has once again put the brakes on private enterprise, leaving business people worried about their future.
Havana locals often flock to the famous Malecon ocean boulevard in the evenings and watch cruiseships full of tourists arrive from all around the world. Many Cubans dream of going abroad themselves, but there are strict travel regulations in place in the communist country, even though the US coast is not far away. The Malecon has come to symbolize the hopes and dreams of many Cubans.
This week, we explore borders and going beyond them. We visit Ai Wei Wei's Fences Exhibition in New York City and find out how the Malecon, the ocean boulevard in Cuba's capital Havana, symbolizes the hopes and dreams of Cubans, many of whom will never cross the ocean that surrounds their island.