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Raul Castro talks with First Vice President Miguel Diaz Canel, during the homage for the 50th anniversary of Ernesto "Che" Guevara's death, in Santa Clara, Cuba, on Oct. 8, 2017. (YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

Cuban Communism Is at Its Reform-or-Die Moment

The country’s first non-Castro president in over 50 years has only one path to legitimacy.

TOPSHOT - An old American car passes by the US Embassy in Havana on December 17, 2015. The United States announced Thursday the resumption of regular flights to and from Cuba, the latest step in a historic thaw in relations. "On December 16, the United States and Cuba reached a bilateral arrangement to establish scheduled air services between the two countries," the State Department said in a statement. / AFP / YAMIL LAGE        (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

If Cuba Can’t Keep U.S. Diplomats Safe, What’s the Point of Normalizing Relations?

The Trump administration should immediately reduce the U.S. embassy in Havana to skeleton staff and order the same for the Cuban embassy in Washington.

Cuban President Fidel Castro delivers a 4:29-hour speech at the United Nations headquarters in New York, on September 26th, 1960.   AFP PHOTO/OAH (Oficina de Asuntos Historicos del Consejo de Estado)  FOR USE ONLY IN NEWSPAPERS, MAGAZINES AND INTERNET / AFP / OAH        (Photo credit should read OAH/AFP/Getty Images)

Will History Absolve Fidel Castro?

The legacy of Cuba’s socialist revolution is still very much in doubt.


Fidel Castro Doesn’t Share His Brother’s Enthusiasm About U.S. Thaw

Fidel Castro blasts President Obama following his historic visit to Cuba.

U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro arrive for an exposition game between the Cuban national team and the Major League Baseball team Tampa Bay Devil Rays at the Estado Latinoamericano March 22, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. This is the first time a sittng president has visited Cuba in 88 years.

Hotels and Wi-Fi in Cuba Now, Human Rights, Eventually

President Obama may have scored major diplomatic and commercial wins in Cuba, but unresolved tensions over human rights could set a chill over warming ties between Washington and Havana.


Is Cuba Really a Triumph for Obama?

As his last year in office winds down, the president looks to cement his legacy by forging a new path in Latin America.


Obama’s Cuba Reset Is Now in the Hands of Congress. Too Bad It Won’t Budge.

President Obama's Cuba visit marks his last tool to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba.


Washington and Havana Mail In Closer Ties

The United States and Cuba announce that normal mail service will resume between the two former rivals.


Obama’s Open Hand Meets Cuba’s Clenched Fist

The president is counting on his gestures of openness being reciprocated — but he doesn't know the Castros.


Cuba Officially Removed From U.S. State Sponsor of Terror List

The White House takes an important symbolic step by removing Cuba from the official state sponsor of terror list.

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In Venezuela, One President Too Many

A body double of Venezuelan president Maduro causes a stir at the Summit of the Americas.

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