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January 13, 2017|

Pulitzer Center Launches 'To End AIDS'

Pulitzer Center launches its newest e-book: To End Aids featuring stories, photographs and video by our grantees. Also included: a timeline, interactive maps, a glossary, and resources.

December 05, 2016|

Fidel Castro Laid to Rest in Private Ceremony

PBS NewsHour's Nick Schifrin was on hand as Cuba's longtime ruler Fidel Castro was buried in Santiago, where he launched his revolution more than half a century ago.

December 05, 2016|

Fidel Castro Interred in Cuban Ceremony

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.

November 15, 2016|

Bringing Home Hope from Cuba

The US FDA recently approved a clinical trial of a lung cancer vaccine made in Cuba. But American cancer patients are already smuggling the vaccine into the country in refrigerated lunch boxes.

June 19, 2017

El Paquete: A Cuban Internet Revolution

Kim Wall

About two decades too late, the Internet is cautiously breaking Cuba's spell of isolation. What impacts on culture and identity does the island's defiant re-connection to the outside world bring?

December 03, 2016

Cuba After Fidel

Nick Schifrin, Zach Fannin

While many in Cuba mourn the passing of Fidel Castro, others are more than ready for change.

May 23, 2016

Cuba and America: Honeymoon or Stalemate?

Sally H. Jacobs

The US and Cuba are poised at the alter, prenuptials in hand. But as headlines forecast the fruits of the union and tourists flood Havana, there are already signs of unease.

March 28, 2016

Cuba's Headstart on Finding a Cure for AIDS

Rebecca Sananes

Cuban sanitariums are the government quarantine facilities for HIV positive people—critics called them prisons; supporters say they controlled the epidemic. Former residents say "it's complicated."

August 13, 2015

Cuba in Flux

Yana Paskova

Cuban communism is in flux. Citizens own businesses and property; some are even allowed to protest. Yet reminders of the regime are a constant presence.

July 24, 2015

Cuban Youth: A New Dawn?

Tracey Eaton

The U.S. and Cuba are emerging from decades of Cold War hostility, raising expectations of sweeping change. Will Cuba’s restless 20-somethings stick around to see how their nation evolves?

January 31, 2013

Organic Agriculture and Cooperative Farming in Cuba

Kassondra Cloos, Rachel Southmayd

Farm workers at Organoponico Vivero Alamar, an organic, sustainable farm in Cuba can earn more than government employees. This project explores what other countries can learn from Cuba's model.

February 16, 2011

Justice at Guantánamo

Tyler Cabot

The tribunal of Noor Uthman Muhammed, the first terrorism suspect to be tried at Guantánamo Bay.

August 21, 2010

Protecting Gitmo's Environment

Lygia Navarro

After decades of isolation, the U.S. Naval Base in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, has become a de facto nature refuge. What will this mean for the base’s post-detention future?

July 19, 2010

Cuba: The Battle for Hearts and Minds

Tracey Eaton

The U.S. government spends millions of dollars every year to boost Cuba's beleaguered pro-democracy movement. Is the money having any impact?

January 06, 2009

Cuba: Tropical Depression

Lygia Navarro

Six months after Fidel Castro's exit, Lygia Navarro explores the hidden epidemic of depression in Cuba. With the wait for social and economic transformation dragging on, many Cubans find escape from the difficulty of day-to-day life in black-market sleeping pills. Although Cuba's medical system is lauded internationally, the government...

January 13, 2016|

Meet the Journalist: Tracey Eaton

Tracey Eaton discusses his project, "Cuban Youth: A New Dawn?" Eaton, the former Havana bureau chief for the Dallas Morning News, interviewed 20-somethings about their hopes and dreams for the future.

February 22, 2013|

Global Perception of Che Guevara

The famous image "Guerrillero Heroico," captured in 1960 by Cuban photographer Alberto Korda, has become an international symbol of revolution. But has it been taken too far out of context?

November 22, 2016|

This Week: Bringing Home Hope from Cuba

This week: lung cancer patients travel to Cuba for a promising vaccine, South Africa is challenges the stigma attached to HIV/AIDS, climate change in Greenland is causing drought for farmers.