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On the island of boxing, Cuban women fight for their right to the ring
Idamelys Moreno trains relentlessly to become Cuba's boxing champion. Ironically, Cuba, the world's power in boxing, doesn't allow women to get into the ring for competitions
US tightens Cuba travel restrictions
The US is no longer allowing people-to-people educational travel to Cuba. The Trump administration says that the Caribbean country has a "destabilizing role" in the region.
Cuba legalizes private Wi-Fi networks, router imports
Science & Tech
Thousands of Cubans who built their own data networks at home can now apply for a license, but control over the internet itself stays under state control. Cuba has been one of the least-connected places on the planet.
Cubans grapple with food shortage due to Venezuela crisis
In Cuba putting food on the table has become increasingly difficult, as Venezuela cuts back on oil shipments. Now that Cubans have access to the internet, they are raising their voices on social media.
EU says will respond to controversial US move on Cuba
The EU says a move by the US to fully implement the Helms-Burton Act on Cuba violates international law. European companies could be affected by lawsuits resulting from Washington's decision.
Venezuela's Maduro starts second term in isolation
The Organization of American States voted not to recognize the legitimacy of Maduro's second, six-year term. Cuba, Bolivia and Georgia were among the few states to send delegates to the swearing-in ceremony.
Cubans begin debate on draft constitution
14 Aug 2018
Cubans are about to begin debate on a draft constitution in a series of public forums, which will present their conclusions to lawmakers. The draft builds upon changes to the Cuban economy since 2010 and paves the way to recognizing a private sector.
Fakes, Lies and Videotape
20 Apr 2018
As Cuba prepares for a new president, without the Castro name, many are asking if it will bring any real change to the country. Plus, the fake video that makes you question the words coming out of people's mouths.
Cuba denounces U.S. decision to expel Cuban diplomats
4 Oct 2017
Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez denounced President Trump's decision Tuesday to expel 15 Cuban diplomats in protest of the country's failure to protect staff at the U.S. embassy in Havana from a mysterious spate of health 'attacks'.
Meet Cuba's top detective writer, incognito at home
10 Mar 2017
He’s an internationally renowned author, but crime novelist Leonardo Padura lives a simple life at home in Cuba, immersed in the culture that fills the pages of his books.
U.S. ends special immigration policy for Cubans
13 Jan 2017
The Obama administration is repealing a measure granting automatic residency to virtually every Cuban who arrived in the United States, whether or not they had visas, ending a long-standing exception to U.S. immigration policy.
2016: The year in review
1 Jan 2017
2016 has been a year that changed the status quo - from the UK's historic Brexit shock to Donald Trump's surprise win in the US presidential election. Al Jazeera looks back at some of the biggest stories of the past 12 months.