Singer Gloria Estefan performs at the Statue of Liberty Museum opening celebration at Battery Park, in New York, May 15, 2019.

Gloria Estefan is set to be the first Hispanic woman to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame


She’s already won numerous awards and has been a pioneer of Latin music.

man and woman by border

What’s behind the exodus of Cubans?

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

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

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

In this Oct. 3, 2017, file photo, tourists ride classic convertible cars on the Malecon beside the United States Embassy in Havana, Cuba. 

Havana syndrome is ‘an act of war and we have to stop it’ former CIA agent says


Retired CIA senior intelligence officer Marc Polymeropoulos has been quite outspoken about Havana syndrome, having experienced many of the symptoms himself. He joins The World’s Marco Werman to talk about what the US should be doing to address it.

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.

A woman wearing a purple shirt is shown with her hands out stretched and shouting among a large crowd of people.

Protesters in Cuba are calling for the ‘end of the communist state,’ historian says


Lillian Guerra, who writes extensively on the politics of Cuba, has been following the protests from her home in Gainesville, Florida. She joined The World’s host Marco Werman to talk about the significance of protests over the weekend.

Group of people gather outside a church for a prayers

Cuban Americans make plea to Biden administration for help on immigration limbo


A popular program for reuniting Cuban families in the US has been on pause since 2017. Now, many families are asking the Biden administration to restart it.

Raúl Castro is shown wearing a dark suit and red tie with his left arm raised and finger pointing.

A retiring Castro to bring younger face to Cuba’s communists

Global Politics

Six years after the death of Fidel Castro, his brother and fellow leader of the island’s 1959 revolution, Raúl Castro, is being watched to see if he fulfills his commitment to give up the reins of the only political organization permitted in the country of 11 million people.