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.
Getting through the COVID-19 crisis has brought its own challenges to Cuba, a country still dogged by a lack of reforms and the US trade embargo. As of reporting, the Carribean country has had around 13,000 coronavirus cases — significantly fewer that the US state of Florida just across the water. Yet, despite lower numbers, its economy is suffering — paving the way for some innovative solutions.
We hear the backstory to the conflict that erupted in Ethiopia’s Tigray region in November and get an an update from the Norwegian Refugee Council about what the Tigray conflict means for the region's refugee crisis. Plus: some creative solutions to dealing with the COVID-19 crisis in Cuba.