WorldViews: Cuba


Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 04/03/2014

The big problem with the ‘Cuban Twitter’ plan

Cuba, USAID

By Adam Taylor  |  01:20 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cuba, USAID

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 04/03/2014

This sad Facebook page may be all that remains of the ‘Cuban Twitter’ created by the U.S. to stir unrest

“Where can you pick up messages from ZunZuneo?” one woman asks in November 2012.

By Adam Taylor  |  09:34 AM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cuba, twitter, ZunZuneo

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 01/09/2014

Remarkable photos from Castro’s first public appearance in months

The Cuban leader hasn’t been seen since April 2013. He does not look great.

By Max Fisher  |  02:42 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cuba

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 11/22/2013

The Cuban missile crisis almost ended the world. Was it Kennedy’s fault?

Four ways to think about the crisis that almost sparked World War III.

By Max Fisher  |  04:12 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cold War legacies, Cuba

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 06/25/2013

Why Cuba might not be safe for Snowden

The country pledged not to accept any more American fugitives in 2006.

By Max Fisher  |  04:20 PM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cuba

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 04/10/2013

The idiosyncratic geopolitics of Jay-Z and Beyonce's perfectly legal trip to Cuba

Their trip may have violated the original spirit of the 1962 embargo, but not the letter, a sign of how U.S.-Cuba relations are changing.

By Max Fisher  |  11:42 AM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cuba

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 03/08/2013

Today's reads: Lifting the Cuba embargo, kosher locusts

Also: the chances of hacking the papal conclave

By Caitlin Dewey  |  10:05 AM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cuba

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 02/11/2013

Pope Benedict's resignation lauded as 'a great lesson' in Latin America

Across Latin America, the pope's announcement that he will step down at the end of the month is drawing official comment as well as some speculation that the next pope could come from the region.

By Juan Forero and Nick Miroff  |  03:40 PM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cuba, mexico, Religion, Venezuela

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 10/16/2012

The very, very slow thaw of the half-century U.S.-Cuba standoff

The communist nation will ease travel restrictions, another small step toward normalization.

By Max Fisher  |  10:36 AM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cold War legacies, Cuba, Immigration, U.S. Foreign Policy

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 04/10/2012

Fidel Castro still angers some Americans

50 years after the Cuban missile crisis, Castro retains the ability to stir outrage in the U.S., particularly among Cuban Americans.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:55 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Fidel Castro, Cuba, Ozzie Guillen

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 03/23/2012

Anonymous targets the Pope

The Mexican branch of the hacktivist collective has taken down at least two Web sites for the pontiff’s visit.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:50 AM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Mexico, Cuba, Pope Benedict XVI, Anonymous

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 02/07/2012

Cuba trade embargo turns 50: Still no rum or cigars, though some freedom in travel

Americans can travel to Cuba, but still cannot buy rum, cigars or other Cuban products.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:10 PM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Cuba, embargo

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 02/06/2012

U.S. closes Syrian embassy: How often does the U.S. shutter embassies?

How often does the United States close embassies?

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:50 AM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Syria, diplomatic relations, North Korea, Iran, Cuba, Bhutan, Taiwan

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 01/13/2012

Ahmadinejad meets Fidel Castro, who is ‘healthy and fit’ (photo)

The Iranian leader declared Castro ‘healthy and fit.’

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:45 AM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Cuba, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Fidel Castro, photos

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Cuba blames Twitter, seemingly hapless Spanish tweeter, for Castro death rumor

State media Wednesday accused Twitter of helping spread a rumor that former Cuban leader Fidel Castro had died.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:54 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Cuba, Fidel Castro, Twitter

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 11/09/2011

Raul Castro’s daughter Mariela gets into Twitter row with prominent dissident Yoani Sanchez

Within hours of signing up on Twitter, the daughter of Cuban president Raúl Castro found herself in a heated debate with Cuba’s prominent dissident blogger, Yoani Sánchez.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:41 AM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Cuba, Mariela Sanchez, Yoani Sanchez, Twitter

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 09/26/2011

Man o’ war stings responsible for Diana Nyad’s failed swim

Portuguese man o’ war stings kept Diana Nyad from swimming from Florida to Cuba in her third attempt.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:09 AM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Diana Nyad, Man o' War, Florida, Cuba