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What’s behind the exodus of Cubans?


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

Group of people gather outside a church for a prayers

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

Telmary Diaz performs at Centro Cultural Bertolt Brecht in Havana, Cuba.

Despite challenges, this Cuban rapper’s American show goes on

Cuba tourists

Havana’s small business boom exposes a stark racial divide

Fidel Castro

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

Cuba's President Raul Castro oversees a handshake between Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos (left) and FARC rebel leader Rodrigo Londono (right), better known by the nom de guerre Timochenko.

Bitter foes strike a deal for peace in Colombia


Behind the breakthrough in talks between FARC rebels and Colombia’s government is a deal not to send former combatants to jail.

Pope Francis and Cuba's President Raul Castro confer in Havana on Sunday.

Cuban artists ask why their government won’t let them create


On his trip to Cuba Pope Francis met two Castros, but zero dissidents.

A leaves the city of Key West on a trip to Cuba in October 1954.

‘You’re going to see traffic lights in the Florida Straits with so many people going back and forth’

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The thaw in relations with Cuba is continuing: The US Treasury Department has issued at least two licenses to ferry operators to open service to Havana, which was cut off after the Cuban revolution. It was a once a big part of life across the Florida Straits, and former passengers wonder what the future will look like.

Customers don’t mind the long lines, according to writer and filmmaker Jason Motlagh. The line is part of the experience.

For Cubans, this ice cream store is about much more than just the cold, creamy scoops


After tasting Howard Johnson’s ice cream during a visit to the US, Cuban leader Fidel Castro had an idea: Cuba needs its own ice-cream shop. That’s how the beloved Coppelia ice cream store was born.

Tania Bruguera

Cuban artist describes regime’s still-watchful eye


Tania Bruguera was arrested after trying to stage an open-mic performance in Revolution Square in Havana a few weeks back. She’s free now, but without her passport, and “I’m followed 24-7 by a car and by people.”