In the coming year, we should hope for much from Cuba, but expect little.
Cuba’s Foreign Minister promoted to Politburo; hundreds arrested before International Human Rights Day; Carromero repatriated to Spain
Raul Castro might intercept Nicaragua-Costa Rica conflict; U.S. buyers interested in Nicaraguan fruits and vegetables
Census data reveals a smaller and aging population; Assembly plans to tackle economic issues; 34th Havana Film Festival kicks off
Government takes aim at vulgarity in music; Judy Gross holds press conference for her husband’s freedom; government lowers calling rates with the US.
Government introduces new tax system; new cases of cholera reported in the wake of Hurricane Sandy; Colombia-FARC peace talks arrive in Havana.
Near global unanimity in UN vote condemning the US embargo; Cuba’s oil dreams put on hold; first transgender member elected to People’s Assembly.
Hurricane Sandy leaves 11 dead and widespread damage; government announces further changes to migratory reform; Fidel lays death rumours to rest.
Government introduces migratory reform; Cubans head to the polls; Carromero gets 4 years; Fidel battles more health rumors
50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis; Cuban VP travels to Vietnam; Fidel Castro battles death rumours.
Cubans hold their breath over Chávez’ reelection; Carromero goes to trail amid controversy; Cuba addresses the UNGA.
New cases of cholera reported in the interior of the island; nomination period closes for representation at the National Assembly of People’s Power.
Cuba’s artists and intellectuals take on reggaeton; dissidents end hunger strike whilst independent journalist is arrested; trial date set for Spaniard charged with death of Payá.
Cuba launches its eighteenth census; blackout leaves half the island in the dark; dissidents lead mass hunger strike; MINREX willing to negotiate for Gross.
Havana to play host to FARC peace talks; cholera eradicated after outbreak; private sector employment grows; VP’s daughter defects.