Almost half of all Cuban trade is with Venezuela, and such a high level of dependency leaves the island vulnerable to the political and economic swings of its partner.
Three years ago, Alan Gross was arrested and found guilty of crimes against the 'sovereignty and territorial integrity' of Cuba. Now, he wants the US and Cuba to sit down together and negotiate his release.
Cuban Americans voted for Obama in record numbers, signifying a shift in this constituency's views on US policies in Cuba.
Exit polls demonstrate that, for the first time in over half a century, engaging Cuba is no longer the political liability it once was.
International oil companies have been searching for crude off the coast of Cuba for the past few years, but all came up short. In hindsight, did the drilling program make sense?
Allowing more Cubans to return to Cuba will help accelerate the warming trend between the island and its diaspora, and could lead to a change in US policy toward the island.
Over time, a more rational discussion of US-Cuba relations could emerge.
Fidel Castro debunked rumors he was dead in the state-run newspaper today. Some say that since he ceded control to brother Raul in 2006, US-Cuba relations are likely to remain unaltered when Fidel dies.
This week's long-form good reads may change your perspective on which country is rolling out the welcome mat for foreign entrepreneurs, the 'end' of the Cuban Missile Crisis, and how China views the US.
Cuba released many political prisoners and expanded personal economic rights this year. But everything won't change at once: The socialist country has a bloated state bureaucracy that moves slowly.
Paul Ryan has a track record on Cuba that is likely to frustrate the politically powerful Cuban-American community.
Despite Cuban government reports and public comments from the two survivors of the crash saying it was an accident, a dissident’s family believes someone ran the car off the road.
Mr. Payá was one of the only dissidents whose work for democratic reform reached thousands of Cubans, writes a guest blogger. He died in a car accident on Sunday.
Ask any self-employed Cuban how she came to possess the goods she's selling, and she might tell you they came from 'Roberto,' a euphemism indicating the goods are stolen, writes a guest blogger.
US elections always matter in Cuba, writes a guest blogger. The island has been under a half-century US embargo.