Tue, 22 Mar, 2016
FOR more than half a century America imposed a choking blockade on Cuba because it was socialist and dared to offer the Soviet Union a toehold in its orbit, just 90 miles from its shores. The blockade may have been justified all of those years ago, but it was sustained in a cold-hearted way that made an example of Cuba and condemned its people to live in a society, and an economy, that could not reach its potential.
Mon, 21 Sep, 2015
President Barack Obama has announced the re-establishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba and declared an end to America’s “outdated approach” to the communist island in a historic shift aimed at ending a half-century of Cold War enmity.
Thu, 18 Dec, 2014
Cuba’s admission that it was secretly sending ageing weapons systems to North Korea turned the global spotlight on a little-known link in a secretive network of rusting freighters and charter jets that moves weapons to and from North Korea, defying United Nations sanctions.
Thu, 18 Jul, 2013