New Bridge to Havana

In December 2014, US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro announced they would normalize US-Cuban relations. What will this mean?

The Rolling Stones in San Diego, California on May 24, 2015.

The next visitors to blow Cubans’ minds: The Rolling Stones


“It’s going to be an explosion, emotionally. I’m curious about how everyone’s going to behave when we see these symbols of the forbidden in front of us at last.”

President Barack Obama and his family with Cuban President Raul Castro at an exhibition baseball game between the Cuban National team and the MLB Tampa Bay Rays in Havana.

Obama to Cuba: ‘I have come here to bury the last remnant of the Cold War in the Americas’

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US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro gesture after a news conference as part of President Obama's three-day visit to Cuba. In Havana March 21, 2016.

Freedom of the press ‘rattled’ Raúl Castro, causing him to answer a question with a lie

Krudas Cubensi

Rap duo Krudas Cubensi gives queer Afro-Cubans a voice

Malecon at sunrise

Slowly, Cuban entrepreneurs are seizing opportunities to work for themselves

A member of the 'Ladies in White' dissident group shouts as she is led away by police officers after they broke up a regular march of the group, detaining about 50 people, hours before U.S. President Barack Obama arrives for a historic visit.

The global spotlight isn’t stopping the Cuban government from cracking down on dissidents


“The repression needs to stop right now, in order for this country to move forward.”


One Cuban family’s 6,600-mile trail to America


As US-Cuba ties warm, thousands of Cubans have left the island, worried the new relations will end a US policy that gives them a fast-track to a green card if they reach US soil. This is one family’s journey.

Air Force One carrying US President Barack Obama and his family flies over a neighborhood of Havana as it approaches the runway to land at Havana's international airport, March 20, 2016.

Forget your stereotypes. Here’s a young Cuban American who opposes rapprochement, and an older one who supports it.

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Politics among Cuban Americans are not as simple as data makes them seem. These two voices from Miami represent the opinions that polls can’t reflect.

Emad Hajjaj, Jordan

10 cartoons from around the world reacting to President Obama’s Cuba visit


A sitting US President is visiting Cuba for the first time in almost 90 years, and the world’s cartoonists have a lot to say about it.

Jose Marti, 1853-1895

President Obama lays a wreath on the tomb of legendary Cuban hero Jose Marti. But who was he?


President Barack Obama, on his historic visit to Cuba, laid a wreath at the tomb of legendary Cuban hero Jose Marti. Marti was a poet, author and nationalist, famed throughout Latin America. He died fighting Spanish imperial control. But he also warned against US influence.