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Three Days with the President: Taking Stock of Obama's Cuba Visit

Three Days with the President: Taking Stock of Obama's Cuba Visit

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 26, 2016

It wasn't always easy, but in the end Barack Obama and Raúl Castro did the wave together in the stadium. Veit Medick was in Cuba, traveling with the US president's press corps. Impressions from a memorable state visit. By Veit Medick in Havana, Cuba more... Comment ]

Last Chance, Amigo? You Can Never Be Too Late in Havana

Last Chance, Amigo? You Can Never Be Too Late in Havana

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 21, 2016

The pope has been there, Obama is there this week and the Rolling Stones are arriving soon. Everyone wants a chance to see Socialism one last time before it dies. But what is it like to visit Cuba for a former citizen of East Germany? By Jochen-Martin Gutsch In Havana more... Comment ]


Literaturnobelpreisträger García Márquez: Treu bis in den Tod

Literaturnobelpreisträger García Márquez: Treu bis in den Tod

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 18, 2014

Anti-Imperialist und Linker im besten Sinne: Der kolumbianische Literaturnobelpreisträger Gabriel García Márquez galt als eine der wichtigsten politischen Stimmen Lateinamerikas - und als unverbrüchlicher Freund Fidel Castros bis zum Ende. Von Klaus Ehringfeld, Mexiko-Stadt mehr... Video | Forum ]

The Waiting Room by the Sea: Times Are A-Changin' in Havana

The Waiting Room by the Sea: Times Are A-Changin' in Havana

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 09, 2013

A new law easing travel restrictions goes into effect on the Caribbean island of Cuba on Jan. 14. With tentative reforms, the Castro regime is preparing for the 55th anniversary of the country's revolution. A sea change is already on the horizon in the capital Havana. By Walter Mayr in Havana more...


Cuba's Pioneering Days: Havana Gets a Taste of the Free Market

Cuba's Pioneering Days: Havana Gets a Taste of the Free Market

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 23, 2012

Inhabitants of the communist bastion of Cuba have been getting a taste of the free market lately with the introduction of market reforms by President Raúl Castro. The Catholic Church is supporting his endeavor, and Pope Benedict's visit could boost efforts to open up the country. By Jens Glüsing in Havana more... Comment ]

Felicitations for Fidel: Left Party Sends Birthday Wishes to Castro

Felicitations for Fidel: Left Party Sends Birthday Wishes to Castro

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 22, 2011

Leaders of Germany's far-left Left Party have rattled politicians of all stripes by praising Fidel Castro in an adulating letter to mark Cuba's former communist leader's 85th birthday. Even some within the far-left party say the remarks went too far. more...


Americans in Cuba: German Photos Capture Pre-Castro Tourism

Americans in Cuba: German Photos Capture Pre-Castro Tourism

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 31, 2011

Legendary German photographer Heinrich Heidersberger worked on a cruise ship, the MS Atlantic, in 1954. He took thousands of pictures of Americans sailing from New York to Havana -- something Americans haven't been allowed to do for almost 50 years. The pictures are now on display in Hamburg. more...

Interview with Mariela Castro: 'We Need Changes in Cuba'

Interview with Mariela Castro: 'We Need Changes in Cuba'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 21, 2010

Mariela Castro, daughter of the Cuban president, talks about economic reforms and human rights in her country, her relationship with her family and Cuba's sexual revolution. more...


Dissident Releases: A Power Struggle for Cuba's Future?

Dissident Releases: A Power Struggle for Cuba's Future?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 21, 2010

Cuban President Raul Castro has begun releasing 52 imprisoned dissidents. Is this the hoped-for signal of liberalization? Critics of the regime do not believe that a sea change is in the works. Instead, they fear it is just a tactical move designed to weaken the opposition. By Manfred Ertel more...

Flight from Fidel: The International Trade in Cuban Boxers

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 20, 2009

Boxers from Cuba are considered the best in the world. They are technically perfect, quick and well trained. But in order to box on the world stage, they must first defect from their homeland. Boxing promoters are eager to help. By Gerhard Pfeil more...