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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 worker prepares to fit a wooden arm onto a Christ statue during preparations of the altar where Pope Francis celebrated  Mass in the Plaza of the Revolution,  Havana, on September 17th. Photogaph: Desmond Boylan/AP

You may have seen his photograph, which featured as one of the photos of the day on various news websites last weekend. It was Desmond Boylan’s shot o(...)

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(...)

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

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(...)

I am a woman in my early 60s and considering travelling alone to Europe to explore sunnier climates for six months next year. I have a small pension b(...)

A woman prays in La Merced church in Havana, Cuba, on Thursday. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

The Vatican said on Thursday it hoped Pope Francis’s trip to Cuba would help bring an end to a 53-year-old US embargo and lead to more freedom and hum(...)

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