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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 Cuban government recently lifted a decadesold ban on professional boxing imposed by then-President Fidel Castro in 1962. This year, the Cuban boxing team “Los Domadores” made a triumphant professional debut on May 20 in Aguascalientes, Mexico.

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

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

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Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai, is shown wearing a light colored blazer with his hands handcuffed behind his back.

Pro-democracy advocate Jimmy Lai sentenced in Hong Kong

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A young person with glasses and wearing a floral shirt poses under a tree outside

This undecided Latinx voter wanted police and prison reform on the ballot

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Cuban Americans protest Raul Castro leaving office as Cuba's president and Miguel Diaz Canel named as the new president, in Little Havana neighborhood in Miami, Florida

Analysis: Beyond Cuban exceptionalism and toward the 2020 elections


For decades, Cubans have been granted preferential treatment when immigrating to the US. Cuba scholar Rebecca Bodenheimer analyzes what moving away from Cuban exceptionalism could mean for the 2020 election.

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Spies and the White House have a history of running wild without congressional oversight

For decades now, the evolving role of congressional oversight of US intelligence has involved major clashes and scandals, from the Iran-Contra affair of the 1980s to the intelligence abuses that led to the 2003 war in Iraq.

Maduro waves in front of a white flag

Former chief of staff: Maduro is ‘focused on consolidating his power’

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Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro was once known for efforts to build cooperation in Latin America. His former chief of staff Temir Porras describes how and why Maduro changed tack.

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Post-Fidel Castro Cuba isn’t that different from before


Raul Castro has opened up Cuba’s economy but not much else has changed.

Pope Francis (L) and former Cuban President Fidel Castro (in a tracksuit) share a laugh in Havana, Cuba, September 20, 2015.

Fidel Castro’s capitalist legacy: the tracksuit


The Western Hemisphere’s longest-ruling communist leader loved wearing some of the world’s best-known brands.