BREAKING NEWS

Cuba

News

Obama consigns 'wet foot, dry foot' law to history

US President Barack Obama has ended the immigration policy that allowed any Cuban who reached US soil to remain and be granted residency.

US President Barack Obama has ended the immigration policy that allowed any Cuban who reached US soil to remain and be granted residency.

News

America pulls away its welcome mat for Cuban emigrants

Reversing a policy it has had since the days of Fidel Castro, America will no longer grant residency rights to Cubans arriving without visas.

Reversing a policy it has had since the days of Fidel Castro, America will no longer grant residency rights to Cubans arriving without visas.

News

Cuban households test free Internet access

Some 2,000 Cuban households are getting to grips with free Internet access as part of a government-run pilot scheme in downtown Havana.

Some 2,000 Cuban households are getting to grips with free Internet access as part of a government-run pilot scheme in downtown Havana.

News

2016 in review: Hope and mourning in Cuba

From Barack Obama's historic visit to Donald Trump's election and Fidel Castro's death, it's been a roller-coaster year for Cuba.

From Barack Obama's historic visit to Donald Trump's election and Fidel Castro's death, it's been a roller-coaster year for Cuba.

Europe

EU, Cuba move to mend ties after Fidel Castro's death

The EU and Cuba agreed a deal on Monday to normalise ties as Brussels softened its stance on human rights in the Latin American country following the death of long-time leader Fidel…

The EU and Cuba agreed a deal on Monday to normalise ties as Brussels softened its stance on human rights in the Latin American country following the death of long-time leader Fidel…

News

Fidel Castro's remains laid to rest

The ashes of Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro have been laid to rest in the birthplace of the revolution, Santiago de Cuba.

The ashes of Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro have been laid to rest in the birthplace of the revolution, Santiago de Cuba.

Nocomment

Castro´s ashes in marathon procession to Revolution´s birthplace

Draped in the red, white and blue national flag, Fidel Castro’s ashes were borne through Havana on Wednesday (November 30), at the start of an island-crossing trek to his final resting place in easter

Draped in the red, white and blue national flag, Fidel Castro’s ashes were borne through Havana on Wednesday (November 30), at the start of an island-crossing trek to his final resting place in easter

News

Belgian beer and Cuban rumba join UNESCO heritage list

Belgian beer, Cuban rumba dancing and traditional New Year celebrations in several countries all make it onto UNESCO’s latest list of heritage worthy of…

Belgian beer, Cuban rumba dancing and traditional New Year celebrations in several countries all make it onto UNESCO’s latest list of heritage worthy of…

News

Cuba bids farewell to Castro as ashes are taken to final resting place

There were solemn scenes in Havana on Wednesday as a box containing the ashes of Fidel Castro – draped in the red, white and blue national flag – was placed on a trailer at the start of the revolution

There were solemn scenes in Havana on Wednesday as a box containing the ashes of Fidel Castro – draped in the red, white and blue national flag – was placed on a trailer at the start of the revolution

News

Cubans turn out in their thousands for Castro commemoration

Cuba’s political allies have joined tens of thousands of people in central Havana to honour the country’s late revolutionary leader Fidel Castro.

Cuba’s political allies have joined tens of thousands of people in central Havana to honour the country’s late revolutionary leader Fidel Castro.

News

Leftist Latin American allies honour Castro in Cuba

International friends and admirers of Fidel Castro were in Havana on Tuesday to pay their last respects to the leader of Cuba’s revolution.

International friends and admirers of Fidel Castro were in Havana on Tuesday to pay their last respects to the leader of Cuba’s revolution.

Nocomment

Flags fly at half-mast across Havana

Cuba honoured former leader Fidel Castro with troops at Havana’s Morro Castle fort firing 21 salvos of a cannon on Monday.

Cuba honoured former leader Fidel Castro with troops at Havana’s Morro Castle fort firing 21 salvos of a cannon on Monday.

News

Cubans queue to pay their respects to Fidel Castro

Tens of thousands of Cubans have queued to pay their respects to the former leader and father of the island nation’s revolution, Fidel Castro.

Tens of thousands of Cubans have queued to pay their respects to the former leader and father of the island nation’s revolution, Fidel Castro.

News

Kim Jong Un expresses condolences over death of Fidel Castro

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un has expressed his condolences over the death of Fidel Castro, in a letter to the revolutionary leader’s brother, Cuban President Raul…

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un has expressed his condolences over the death of Fidel Castro, in a letter to the revolutionary leader’s brother, Cuban President Raul…

News

Cubans prepare for Castro homage

Preparations have begun across Cuba for citizens to pay homage to Fidel Castro, the former leader held in high-esteem by much of the island nations population.

Preparations have begun across Cuba for citizens to pay homage to Fidel Castro, the former leader held in high-esteem by much of the island nations population.

Nocomment

Cuba: Students express their grief

In Havana, dozens of students at Fidel Castro’s former university expressed their grief following the death of the Cuban revolutionary leader.

In Havana, dozens of students at Fidel Castro’s former university expressed their grief following the death of the Cuban revolutionary leader.

Nocomment

Russia: Flowers for Castro

People laid flowers at the Cuban Embassy in Moscow in tribute to the memory of former Cuban President Fidel Castro, who died aged 90 on 25 November.

People laid flowers at the Cuban Embassy in Moscow in tribute to the memory of former Cuban President Fidel Castro, who died aged 90 on 25 November.

News

Cuba mourns revolutionary leader Fidel Castro

Cuba has begun nine days of national mourning following the death of Fidel Castro on Friday night.

Cuba has begun nine days of national mourning following the death of Fidel Castro on Friday night.

News

Students grieve death of former Havana University alumnus Castro

As Cuba begins nine days of national mourning, students at the University of Havana, where Fidel Castro studied before becoming one of the world’s most notorious revolutionaries, vowed to maintain his

As Cuba begins nine days of national mourning, students at the University of Havana, where Fidel Castro studied before becoming one of the world’s most notorious revolutionaries, vowed to maintain his

News

Sorrow and celebration - mixed reactions to Castro death

One man’s tyrant is another’s freedom fighter the old adage goes, and the death of Fidel Castro has sparked as much celebration as it has sorrow in many of his former…

One man’s tyrant is another’s freedom fighter the old adage goes, and the death of Fidel Castro has sparked as much celebration as it has sorrow in many of his former…