Millions of Cubans took to the streets on Wednesday in protest over new sanctions imposed on the Caribbean island by the Trump administration and US efforts to topple the government of socialist ally Venezuela.
Cuba has rejected a proposal to legalize same-sex marriage in its new and revised constitution, a move that disappointed some gay rights activists. But marriage equality is not totally off the table in Cuba. Progress comes slowly and cloaked in moderation.
The infamous naval base at Guantanamo Bay is quietly commemorating its 115th anniversary in the shadows of alleged torture that was "contrary" to American values, according to former President Barack Obama.
The contemporary conflation of LGBT rights with broader democratic progress allows LGBT-friendly states to claim a place at the top table of international politics. But this may obscure other, less progressive and democratic activities.
A new study by Global Footprint Network compares the ecological footprints of 93 nations across the globe -- and finds that Cuba is the only one developing sustainably. Global Footprint Network Director Mathis Wackernagel tells host Bruce Gellerman why Cuba tops the list and other nations don't.
The World's Lorne Matalon reports that Cubans who flee their island for the United States are trying a new route: through Mexico, and Mexican authorities fear a mass exodus of Cubans coming through in coming years.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Michael Voss in Havana about the announcement today that Fidel Castro is stepping down as president of Cuba; Cuba's national assembly will elect the country's next president this weekend.
There's range of reaction throughout Latin America to today's news that Fidel Castro has resigned; we hear from The World's Lorne Matalon in Mexico, reporter Manuel Rueda in Colombia, and the BBC's James Ingham in Venezuela.