Gerry Adams in Havana, Cuba: he said that while change in Cuba would present “many challenges, such challenges are part of revolutionary struggle,”  Photograph: Desmond Boylan/AP.

The people of Cuba have been vindicated by the recent change in US policy towards the island, Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has said on a visit to (...)

US president Barack Obama extends his hand to Cuban president Raul Castro at the start of their meeting at the UN General Assembly in New York, September 29th, 2015. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

US president Barack Obama has met Cuban president Raul Castro at the United Nations in New York, marking the first meeting between the leaders of the (...)

Cuban President Raul Castro addresses the United Nations General Assembly. Photograph: Josh Haner/The New York Times

Cuba and the United States can normalise ties only after Washington ends its trade embargo and returns the Guantanamo US naval base to Cuban control, (...)

A vintage auto picks up passengers from a charter flight at José Martí Airport, in  Havana.  Photograph: Enrique de la Osa/ Reuters

Rozana loves Rihanna. “I like her songs, the way she dresses, her tattoos, the way she does her hair,” says the 15-year-old of her favourite popsta(...)

Pope Francis at the UN: ‘A selfish and boundless thirst for power and material prosperity leads both to the misuse of available natural resources and to the exclusion of the weak and disadvantaged.’ Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

Pope Francis on Friday condemned the craving for material gain and power, telling an annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations that gree(...)

Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos (left) seals the deal in a handshake with  the head of the Farc, Rodrigo Londono, in the presence of   Cuban president Raul Castro.  Photograph: AFP Photo/Getty Images

A final resolution of Colombia’s long-running civil war moved significantly closer on Wednesday after the country’s government and largest guerrilla m(...)

 Pope Francis is greeted by Cuba’s president Raul Castro (back) as he arrives to lead a mass in the city of Holguín. Photograph: Tony Gentile/EPA

On a special anniversary for him, Pope Francis celebrated Mass in east Cuba on Monday on the last full day of a trip where he has been praised for aid(...)

 Pope Francis arrives to perform Mass  in Revolution Square, Havana. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images 0:53

Pope Francis celebrated Mass at Havana’s Revolution Plaza, telling an audience of tens of thousands of Cubans in the communist state that service was (...)

Pope Francis waves from the Popemobile after his arrival in Havana. Photograph: Adalberto Roque/EPA

Pope Francis hailed the restoration of relations between the US and Cuba as a victory for the culture of engagement and dialogue after he landed in Ha(...)

Cubans attend a Catholic service in Havana. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/The New York Times

In four days, Pope Francis, the first pope from Latin America, will touch down in two of the least Catholic countries in the Americas: Cuba and the Un(...)