Cuba

man and woman by border

What's behind the exodus of Cubans?

It’s the largest single wave of Cuban migrants since Fidel Castro’s revolution in the 1950s.

What's behind the exodus of Cubans?
The Pentagon is seen from Air Force One as it flies over Washington, March 2, 2022.

Ana Montes memorized classified US documents to leak to Cuban officials, author says

Ana Montes memorized classified US documents to leak to Cuban officials, author says
Namibia Flores was the only female boxer in Cuba for years. She has been training for almost two decades, with the dream of representing Cuba at the Olympics. 

Cuba to allow women boxers to compete after decades of restrictions

Cuba to allow women boxers to compete after decades of restrictions
Otero Alcántara during his performance “La Bandera Es De Todos," a piece where he wore the Cuban flag for thirty days.

Cuban dissident artists behind hit protest song 'Patria y Vida' sentenced to prison

Cuban dissident artists behind hit protest song 'Patria y Vida' sentenced to prison
Boxers train at the Rafael Trejo boxing gym in Old Havana, Cuba

'The best is yet to come': Cuban boxers make a professional comeback after 60-year ban is lifted

'The best is yet to come': Cuban boxers make a professional comeback after 60-year ban is lifted
man on beach

Ukrainian, Russian tourists stranded abroad

Thousands of tourists from Ukraine and Russia are stuck in popular destinations around the world as many countries suspended air traffic with Russia or banned Russian aircrafts from flying over its territory.  

Ukrainian, Russian tourists stranded abroad
Commuters drive amidst morning haze and toxic smog as schools and some coal-based power plants close down in New Delhi, India

Heavy smog shuts down schools in India’s capital

Schools and colleges in India's capital are shut down indefinitely due to heavy smog. Also, thousands of homes are evacuated after severe storms in western Canada. And, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken visits Kenya for talks on regional issues.

Heavy smog shuts down schools in India’s capital
Soldiers patrol along the Malecón seawall in Havana, Cuba

Cuban govt supporters resorted to tactics they haven't used in decades to suppress political dissidents, professor says

Lillian Guerra, a professor of Cuban history and the director of the Cuba Program at the University of Florida, described the culture of repudiation in the country to The World's host Marco Werman.

Cuban govt supporters resorted to tactics they haven't used in decades to suppress political dissidents, professor says
Anti-government protesters march in Havana, Cuba to protest against ongoing food shortages and high prices of foodstuffs

'Obliged to exile': Cuban activist Tania Bruguera on the plight of artist Hamlet Lavastida

After spending time in a maximum security prison in Havana, artist and activist Hamlet Lavastida has been exiled to Poland by Cuba's government. Tania Bruguera, a senior lecturer in media and performance at Harvard University, joined The World's host Marco Werman to discuss the plight of Cuban artists.

'Obliged to exile': Cuban activist Tania Bruguera on the plight of artist Hamlet Lavastida
A woman holds a malnourished boy at the Aslam Health Center, in Hajjah, Yemen

World Food Program chief warns against famine in Yemen

UN food agency head warns against a famine in Yemen that would affect 16 million people. Also, new discriminatory COVID-19 travel rules by the UK anger India and some African nations. And the European Union wants smartphone makers to adopt a single charging method for mobile and other electronic devices.

World Food Program chief warns against famine in Yemen
A black and white photo of Buena Vista Social Club members Ibrahim Ferrer, Eliades Ochoa, Comapy Segundo and Puntillita Licea.

25 years later, the Buena Vista Social Club still connects the world through old-school mambo

Recorded in Havana, Cuba, 25 years ago, the Buena Vista Social Club drew together many older musicians and gave their careers a second life. The album quickly became an international sensation.

25 years later, the Buena Vista Social Club still connects the world through old-school mambo
Special forces police patrol the streets as they drive past a large Cuban flag hanging from the facade of a building, in Havana, Cuba

For the first time, 'children of the revolution are fighting the revolution' says former US rep

July 26 celebrations in Cuba were dampened by protests, communication shutdowns and COVID-19 restrictions — a completely different experience from previous years' fiery speeches and street parties. Former Florida Democratic Rep. Joe Garcia has been watching events in Cuba closely.

For the first time, 'children of the revolution are fighting the revolution' says former US rep
Demonstrators shout their solidarity with the Cuban people against the communist government, Thursday, July 15, 2021, in Hialeah, Florida. Hialeah has the greatest concentration of Cuban exiles in the US.

'Homeland and life': The chant to Cuba’s anti-government protests

"We never wrote the song for us. We didn’t do it to get attention. We did it for the people. We did [it] because we want change," said Cuban singer Randy Malcom, about his song, "Patria y vida," in an interview with The World's Latin America correspondent, Jorge Valencia.

'Homeland and life': The chant to Cuba’s anti-government protests
Eusebio Torres waits to be vaccinated as a nurse prepares the dose of the Cuban Abdala COVID-19 vaccine at the Gustavo Aldereguia hospital in Cienfuegos, Cuba, Sunday, May 30, 2021.

Cuba’s promise of a homegrown COVID-19 vaccine  

Cuba, a world leader in medicine, is the first in Latin America to develop its own COVID-19 vaccine.

Cuba’s promise of a homegrown COVID-19 vaccine  
Several damaged houses are shown heavily damaged with entire walls missing.

Severe floods devastate parts of Germany and Belgium

Top of The World: Devastating floods across parts of western Germany and Belgium have left more than 120 people dead. And, Lebanon’s Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri has stepped down after failing to form a new government. Also, Cuba has agreed to temporarily lift some restrictions, following unprecedented protests.

Severe floods devastate parts of Germany and Belgium