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Cuban engineers' dreams take flight with home-grown drones

It is the creation of a group of engineers keen to develop cheap, local alternatives to foreign-made technology on the communist island under US sanctions since 1962

Cuban engineers' dreams take flight with home-grown drones

CIA planned to kill Raul Castro in 1960: Declassified documents

The CIA made its first known attempt to assassinate a leader of the Cuban revolution in 1960, offering $10,000 to a pilot flying Raul Castro from Prague to Havana to arrange an "accident," according ...

CIA planned to kill Raul Castro in 1960: Declassified documents

Climate change shrinks marine life richness near equator

During some summers, as the Caribbean water temperatures climb, the luminous coral colonies of gold, green and blue that ring the island nation of Cuba give way to patches of skeletal white.

A view of a coral colony on the coast of Havana, Cuba, 28 March, 2021

Squeezed by sanctions, pandemic, Cuba finally opens up economy

Cuba is undergoing a paradigm shift: after decades of tight, centralised control, the communist government is opening up the bulk of its economy to the private sector

Squeezed by sanctions, pandemic, Cuba finally opens up economy

Cuba's artistes make music on rooftops

Cuba's artistes are rising to the occasion during the coronavirus lockdown, taking to rooftops and balconies to create music or dance.

Saxophonist Michel Herrera performs for a TV camera on a rooftop amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Havana, Cuba, 30 April, 2020.

Cuba suspends May Day parade over virus worries

Cuba on Tuesday announced a rare suspension of its May Day parade, a fixture of the country's political calendar since the 1959 Communist revolution, as a precaution against the coronavirus pandemic

Susana Valdes, (2-R) takes her children from school together with her husband amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Havana, Cuba.

Cuba to quarantine tourists, close borders

Cuba will quarantine foreign tourists from Tuesday when it seals its borders to guard against the spread of the new coronavirus, the prime minister said Monday, in a move cutting one of the communist ...

Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara (2nd R), organiser of the "00Biennial", speaks during its opening in Havana, Cuba, 5 May, 2018.

Independent media in the firing line in Cuba

Monica Baro's investigation into cases of lead poisoning in Havana won her a prestigious Latin American journalism award but few friends in the Cuban government, which views independent media outlets ...

Independent media in the firing line in Cuba

First Cuba prime minister in over 40 yrs takes office

Cuba's first prime minister in more than four decades -- long-serving tourism minister Manuel Marrero -- took office Saturday as the country resurrected a post last held by Fidel Castro.The ...

First Cuba prime minister in over 40 yrs takes office

Cuban capital at 500: A city in four portraits

Half a millennium since its founding by Spanish colonists, the Cuban capital Havana has become a byword for Latin American romance and revolutionary nostalgia.On the occasion of the city's 500th ...

Cuban capital at 500: A city in four portraits
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