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  • People react as the caravan carrying the ashes of Fidel Castro passes them in Las Tunas, Cuba, December 2, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTSUE0C
    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

  • January 14, 2013  

    Reversing what had been Cuba’s policy since 1959, most Cuban citizens can now travel abroad without a special exit permit and letter of invitation. Some see the policy reversal as an important step for reform, while others view it as a cynical move to purge the country of dissident voices. Ray Suarez reports. Continue reading

  • January 14, 2013  

    Ray Suarez talks to Maria de los Angeles Torres of University of Illinois at Chicago and Julia Sweig from the Council on Foreign Relations about the economic benefits for citizens living both in Cuba and the U.S., and how the new policy could open up a new, more mobile way of life for Cubans. Continue reading

  • February 25, 2008  

    Raul Castro was confirmed as Cuba’s president Sunday, after last week’s announcement that his ailing brother, Fidel Castro, would step down after decades in power. Two experts on Cuba discuss the prospects for reforms in the country and relations with the United States. Continue reading