Federico Julián González: ‘I’m an Irish citizen who was born somewhere else. My alliances to this country are enormous because it’s where my kids are growing up.’ Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Federico Julián González was three when his father, a doctor, was arrested by El Salvador’s military junta for caring for a guerrilla fighter. His fat(...)

The tightening of the decades-old US embargo on the Caribbean’s largest island will further wound its crippled economy as well as hurt US travel companies File Photograph: Alexandre Meneghini/Reuters

The Trump administration on Tuesday imposed heavy new restrictions on travel to Cuba by US citizens, including a ban on cruises, in a bid to further (...)

A car passes by the Telegrafo Hotel in Havana on Wednesday. Tighter restrictions on US travellers to Cuba will go into effect on Thursday, the White House  said. Photograph: Yamil Lagey/AFP/Getty Images

The US government made it tougher on Wednesday for Americans to book trips and do business with Cuba, making good on a pledge by President Donald Tru(...)

The Cuban Embassy on 16th Street in Washington, DC. Photograph: EPA

The Trump administration expelled 15 Cuban diplomats from the embassy in Washington in an escalating response to mysterious illnesses afflicting US eE(...)

A classic car passes in front of the American embassy in Havana, Cuba. Photograph: Alejandro Ernesto/EPA

The United States has ordered more than half of its diplomatic personnel to leave Cuba, amid growing concern about a spate of illnesses and maladies t(...)

The famous poster (right) of Che Guevara created by Irish artist Jim Fitzpatrick, and an image of Camilo Guevara (left) given a similar treatment. Illustration: Paul Scott

Even Camilo Guevara sometimes struggles to separate the man from the myth. For those who never met him, Che Guevara is an elusive character, an amalga(...)

A public wifi hotspot in Havana: In 2015, the Cuban government opened the first public wifi spots. It also reduced prices and increased speeds for internet access at state-run cybercafes. Photograph: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images

“Wifi, wifi,” calls Frank Rodriguez, sitting on a park bench as the morning crowds hurry past. Most of Parque Centre, on one of Havana’s most famous (...)

 Cardinal Jaime Ortega  arriving at the Cathedral of Havana to celebrate his last mass as Archbishop  on May 7th, 2016. Photograph: Yamil Lage/AFP/Getty Images

In May 2014, Cardinal Jaime Ortega, the long-time archbishop of Havana and one of the most influential political figures in Cuba, travelled to Washin(...)

At a meeting and dinner with Cuban president Raúl Castro,   Mr Higgins  brought up the issue  of human rights in Cuba in a clear but polite manner. Photograph: Adalberto Roque/AFP/Getty Images

President Michael D Higgins met Cuban activists and independent journalists on Saturday, moving onto diplomatically sensitive terrain on the final da(...)

File photograph from March 2016 of US President Barack Obama and President of Cuba Raul Castro in Havana, Cuba. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

Barack Obama is ending a long-standing immigration policy that allows any Cuban who reaches US soil to stay and become a legal resident. The US pre(...)

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