Cuban hopes for high-speed Internet connections remain on hold, stalled by outdated infrastructure and authorities worried about losing their grip on power. But Cubans still find plenty of ways to work around their scant online connections.
Soon it will be much easier for Americans to travel to Cuba, thanks to the thaw in relations between Washington and Havana. But a small group of tour companies has been bringing Americans to the island for decades, hoping to give them a new understanding of Cuba.
The thaw between the US and Cuba is mostly good news, but the trade embargo actually help shield Cuba's marine life from destruction. Now Cuba's coastal environment faces an uncertain future as the country braces for more tourism, hotels, and golf courses — but there's also reason for hope.
It's often the small signals that matter in diplomacy. And today had a doozy. President Obama greeted Cuba's President Raul Castro, as Obama was making his way to the podium to speak at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela. Did it mean something?
In Cuba, electronic communication can be tricky for people on the island trying to reach the outside world. It's not only daunting — but can be dangerous. Despite those obstacles, Cubans have found ingenious ways to make their voices heard.
Havana's not the first place you might think of when you think of death metal bands — but the island city has had a thriving community of death metal singers for decades. Meet some of the bands making noise in Cuba's capital city.
The biggest beneficiary of Netflix's move into Internet-challenged Cuba may have nothing to do with the service on the island. It will be the ability to feature some of Cuba's best filmmakers to a global audience.