Cuba names successor to Raul Castro
25 April 2021 | 2:52 pm
The Cuban Communist Party has chosen Miguel Diaz-Canel as its new first secretary. The new leader has pledged continuity, but faces economic challenges.
30 Nov 2021
Philippine Senator Christopher "Bong" Go was President Rodrigo Duterte's choice for the presidency. For now, the withdrawal leaves Duterte's administration without a candidate.
29 Jan 2022
Faced with shortages of food and medicine, power blackouts and an economy in crisis, thousands of Cubans staged rare protests last summer. But since then, little has been heard from them. Cuban exiles in the United States are worried about developments on the island.
14 Apr 2022
Cuba Gooding Jr. pleaded guilty on Wednesday (April 13) to a misdemeanor count of forcibly touching a woman at a New York nightclub in 2018, as part of an agreement with prosecutors that spares the Oscar-winning actor any immediate jail time.
29 May 2022
The Biden administration has announced the easing of curbs imposed by Donald Trump on travel to Cuba and on remittances that immigrants can send to people on the island.
12 Jul 2022
Some 11 candidates are vying to replace Boris Johnson but that number will be whittled down to two candidates who will be voted for by party members across the country.
2 Aug 2022
A September referendum could see Cuba become the ninth Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage, but the vote's outcome is anything but clear.
10 Aug 2022
A deadly fire at Cuba's main oil terminal Matanzas is still burning days after one of its gas tanks was struck by lightning. Mexico and Venezuela have deployed teams to help contain the blaze.
20 Aug 2022
For the first time since Fidel Castro's 1959 revolution, Cuba plans to allow some foreign investment in local wholesale and retail trade.
15 Sep 2022
Cubans are increasingly feeling the pinch of the country's worst economic crisis in 30 years. In the capital Havana, people wait for hours in long queues to find something to eat for the day. The pandemic has played a major role in the food shortages, which are compounded by rising inflation and a 60-year-old US embargo. Our France 2 colleagues report, with FRANCE 24's Clémence Waller and Lauren Bain.
26 Nov 2022
In Cuba, the socialist project begun by revolutionary hero and former president Fidel Castro is teetering on the verge of failure.
7 Nov 2022
The 27-year-old is the first party chief who is not a member of the Le Pen family. He takes over from Marine Le Pen, who stepped down from the leadership ahead of her unsuccessful 2022 run for the presidency.
The Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida has been shut indefinitely as authorities struggled with migrants arriving in boats. There has been a rise in migrants arriving from Cuba due to the economic turmoil there.
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