Cuba

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    Cuba is poor, but who is to blame – Castro or 50 years of the US blockade?

Cuba is poor, but who is to blame – Castro or 50 years of the US blockade?

Fidel Castro has often been blamed for the state of the Cuban economy, but the longstanding US embargo and the question of what constitutes real economic success make the issue far more complex than that, argues Helen Yaffe.

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    Cuba’s strong tradition of medical internationalism looks set to continue despite upheaval in the Americas

Cuba’s strong tradition of medical internationalism looks set to continue despite upheaval in the Americas

After Castro’s death and with profound political and economic change across the Americas, Gail Hurley asks, what future for Cuba’s medical internationalism?

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    The Cuban economy is less vulnerable to a reversal of US rapprochement than many realise

The Cuban economy is less vulnerable to a reversal of US rapprochement than many realise

Though Cuba has gained economically from improved relations with the US, it is far from dependent on their continuation.