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  • December 17, 2016  

    Two years ago, President Barack Obama restored diplomatic relations with Cuba. Since then, Cold War-era travel restrictions that prohibited most Americans from visiting were lifted, leading to a surge of U.S. tourists and a scramble to accommodate them. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Amy Guttman looks at the growing hospitality industry in Cuba. Continue reading

  • December 4, 2016  

    Fidel Castro was laid to rest on Sunday during a private ceremony that capped nine days of mourning in Cuba. Castro ruled the island nation for 49 years before he stepped down in 2008. His remains were carried in a military procession to a cemetery in the city of Santiago. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Nick Schifrin joins Alison Stewart from Cuba. Continue reading

  • December 4, 2016   BY  

    The former Cuban leader Fidel Castro led the country for nearly a half century. He died on Nov. 25 at the age of 90. Continue reading

  • December 3, 2016  

    In 2014, after a five-decade freeze, President Obama announced the U.S. would begin re-establishing diplomatic ties with Cuba. But last week’s passing of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro is a reminder that the U.S. embargo remains in effect for most economic sectors while Cuba’s government has been slow to approve new deals. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Amy Guttman reports. Continue reading

  • December 2, 2016  

    In the week following Fidel Castro’s death, reactions have been mixed among those who remember his reign or are still influenced by it. For many, Castro was a symbol of Cuba’s hope, following the Batista dictatorship, for strong leadership in a new era of prosperity. But for others, his legacy represents unfulfilled promises and relentless control. Special correspondent Nick Schifrin reports. Continue reading

  • November 30, 2016  

    Fidel Castro’s ashes began a lengthy procession through Cuba on Wednesday, mirroring the legendary leader’s post-revolution journey in 1959. At the time, Castro depicted himself as a national savior — a view some Cubans still hold today. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with special correspondent Nick Schifrin in Havana for a report on the response to Castro’s death and hopes for the country’s future. Continue reading

  • November 28, 2016  

    A 21-gun salute launched Cuba’s week of mourning for Fidel Castro, who passed away Friday night at 90. But in Miami, it was a day of celebration for the many who see the former leader’s death as the conclusion of a violent and oppressive era. Jeffrey Brown talks to Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and The Heritage Foundation’s Ana Quintana about what’s next for Cuba and its relationship with the U.S. Continue reading

  • November 27, 2016   BY  

    Reince Priebus, Trump’s incoming chief of staff, said Trump would reverse Obama’s opening to Cuba unless there is “some movement” from the Cuban government.
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  • November 26, 2016  

    Communist leader Fidel Castro ruled the island of Cuba with an iron fist for almost half a century until he handed over power to his brother eight years ago. Hari Sreenivasan reports on his life and times and his ongoing discord with the U.S. Continue reading

  • November 26, 2016  

    Fidel Castro was the father of a revolution that delivered healthcare and education, but repressed dissidents and political freedoms over the course of nearly 50 years of rule. Adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations Carla Robbins and William LeoGrande, professor of government focusing on Latin American politics at American University, join Lisa Desjardins. Continue reading

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