US President Barack Obama begins a historic visit to Cuba on Sunday, following his announcement in 2015 that he intended to normalize relations with the communist island nation after more than 50 years. While many are pleased, others are skeptical.
As the crisis in Venezuela worsens, Cuba continues to throw its support behind the government in Caracas. How much influence does Havana hold over President Nicolas Maduro?
Cuba is set to hold municipal elections on October 22, a precursor to the handover of power from President Raul Castro in 2018. Accession in one-party systems is never easy, and Cuba is no exception.
Ironically, it's a state institution, the University of Havana, that's running communist-ruled Cuba's first startup incubator. It's supported by the Humboldt University of Berlin. Andreas Knobloch went to visit.
US President Donald Trump has announced restrictions on American travel to Cuba and a clampdown on US business dealings. But he stopped short of cutting the diplomatic relations restored by President Obama in 2015.
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