Biden’s Missed Opportunity in Cuba
The U.S. president’s hard-line rhetoric belies the island’s humanitarian crisis and cedes an opportunity to shape what comes next.
Cuba’s Shockwave From the Street
Unprecedented nationwide protests are the product of economic strain—and newfound digital connectivity.
Cuba Doesn’t Know How to Handle the New Protests
The island hasn’t seen anything like this for decades.
State Rolls Out Medical Pilot Program to Find Causes of ‘Havana Syndrome’
U.S. still grappling with how to respond five years after first reports of suspected microwave attacks in Havana.
Claims of Microwave Attacks Are Scientifically Implausible
There’s little evidence for an unknown weapon being behind “Havana syndrome.”
A Post-Castro Cuba
Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel faces the country’s worst economic slump since the fall of the Soviet Union.
A Fight Over a Trump Official Could Block Aid to Latin America
The largest provider of urgently needed aid is up for a bigger budget, but some Democrats first want to remove its Trump-nominated head.
Biden Eyes Career Diplomat as Top Envoy for Latin America
Brian Nichols, currently the U.S. ambassador to Zimbabwe, has experience throughout Latin America.
Miami’s Spanish-Language Media Is Overrun With Trumpist Conspiracies
Right-wing Cuban Americans believe they’re fighting U.S. communism.
‘Stop F—ing Lying’: Congress, Trump Officials in Heated Exchange Over Terrorism Designations
Congressional overseers are livid that the administration made major policy changes without prior formal consultations.
Trump Team Makes Last-Minute Moves to Box In Biden on Foreign Policy
On Taiwan, Yemen, and Cuba, the Trump administration is laying political land mines for Biden on its way out the door.
U.S. Diplomats and Spies Likely Targeted by Radio Frequency Energy, Long-Withheld Report Determines
A scientific study that was long kept under wraps by the State Department finally provides some—though not all—of the answers to mysterious health problems of American officials.
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Pandemic Crisis Drives Cubans to Rare, Risky Protest
Economic devastation and tightened censorship have made for a bleak 2020.
Biden Shouldn’t Backtrack on Cuba
The lesson of the past four years is clear: Don’t let policy toward the island dominate the U.S. agenda on Latin America.
Trump’s Anti-Communist Foreign Policy Won Florida Hispanics
Outreach programs and a hard-line attitude persuaded communities with long Republican ties.
In Fight for Florida’s Young Latinos, Social Media Becomes the Battleground
Young Cuban Americans have turned the internet into a political battlefield in this must-win swing state, but the Cuban American vote is even more pro-Trump now than in 2016.
What’s Behind the Mysterious Illness of U.S. Diplomats and Spies?
Whatever’s causing it, all signs point to Moscow.