With their restaurant ‘La Pequeña Habana’, Iris and Eric Garofalo bring Carribean sunshine to Berlin. The speciality of the house is 'Ropa Vieja,' one of Cuba's national dishes.
A series of alleged health attacks in Havana have soured relations between the US and Cuba. Washington insists that travelers are at risk. Others claim it is all nonsense.
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?
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.
Within a few months more has changed here than in the past few decades. Cuba, the last "socialist paradise" is opening up to the west - and thereby risks losing its own very special flair.
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