Cuban leader Raúl Castro’s successor will face a perfect storm of challenges — starting with blustery winds coming from President Donald Trump’s White House.

As problems pile up — a deteriorating relationship with the Trump administration, Hurricane Irma, dwindling oil supplies from Venezuela and an economic malaise — the big question three months out from the expected transition is whether the threat of a return to the Cold War will keep Castro in power longer.



Recent Articles

Date Title
11/29/17 Meet the fashion brand bringing Cuban design to the world
Tyler Wetherall, The Guardian
11/29/17 United States bans most government scientists from travel to Cuba
Richard Stone, Science
11/29/17 Nestle, Cuba Lay First Stone for $55 Million Coffee and Biscuit Factory
Sarah Marsh, Reuters
11/29/17 Cruise ship executives want US and Cuba to 'work out their differences'
Hatzel Vela, WPLG
11/28/17 Uzbekistan incident raises suspicions of Russian involvement in Cuba attacks
Steve Dorsey, CBS News
11/27/17 Cuba begins harvest of weather-battered sugar crop
Marc Frank, Reuters
11/27/17 Your Mind is in Prison: Cuba's Web of Control Over Free Expression and Its Chilling Expression on Everyday Life
Amnesty International
11/27/17 Armando Hart, Castro loyalist during Cuban revolution, dies at 87
Michael Weissenstein, Washington Post
11/26/17 One year later, Fidel Castro’s death met with tributes in Cuba — and a shrug in Miami
Mimi Whitefield and Nora Gámez Torres, Miami Herald
11/26/17 'The Highlight Of My Career': Diplo On Major Lazer Performing In Cuba
Michel Martin, NPR
11/26/17 Cuba holds municipal elections on road to Castro era’s end
Marc Frank, Reuters
11/21/17 Trump Is Returning Cuba Policy to the Cold War
Vicki Huddleston, New York Times
11/21/17 Current Record
11/21/17 Cuba flights getting scarcer, but MIA still the premier gateway to get there
Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
11/20/17 U.S. Tour Operators Optimistic About Cuba Travel Because They’re Even More Essential
Dan Peltier, Skift
11/19/17 Amid growing isolation, North Korea falls back on close ties with Cuba
Adam Taylor, Washington Post
11/19/17 Yes, you can still travel to Cuba — but make sure you know the new rules
Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
11/16/17 Cuba takes to the web for ‘scientific exchange’ on acoustic attacks on U.S. diplomats
Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
11/15/17 Alaska Airlines to halt flights to Cuba
AP, Washington Post
11/15/17 Trump’s Cold-War Politics Are Hurting Ordinary Cubans
Sujatha Fernandes, The Nation
11/13/17 Inside Cuba's National Ballet School
Rachel Brown, National Geographic
11/13/17 Cuba: Trump regulations a ‘serious setback’ in U.S.-Cuba relations
Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
11/13/17 Cuba Tour Operators Relieved as State Department Spells Out New Hotel Restrictions
Stanley Jones, Travel Market Report
11/12/17 Under Trump, new rules for Cuba, yet again
Emiliy Mendrala, The Hill
11/12/17 Cuba attack mystery may be Cold War flashback, officials say
Ali Watkins, Politico
11/12/17 It’s your Cuba policy, Miami Republicans. You can’t blame Obama now.
Fabiola Santiago, El Nuevo Herald
11/9/17 Statement on the New Cuba Regulations Files
11/8/17 Rubio and other Miami Republicans blame ‘bureaucrats’ for softening Trump Cuba policy
Patricia Mazzei, Miami Herald
11/8/17 What Trump’s Cuba crackdown will look like
Patricia Mazzei, Nora Gámez Torres, and Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
11/7/17 Cuban government claims more tourists visiting island than ever before
Hatzel Vela, WPLG
11/2/17 Cuba’s Cultural Sector Slammed By Partial Closure of US Embassy
Isabel Albee, Huff Post
11/1/17 Caterpillar dealer to open shop in Cuba special development zone
Marc Frank, Reuters
11/1/17 U.S. and Israel only nations to vote no on U.N. resolution condemning embargo against Cuba
Mimi Whitefiled, Miami Herald