28 Jan 2019

New Research: How the CIA found Soviet missiles in Cuba

While the U-2 spy plane is largely credited for identifying the presence of Soviet missiles in Cuba in the early 1960s, setting off a Cold War escalation with nearly-apololyptic results, new research has pieced together how CIA-trained Cubans ran a highly-successful intelligence network that drove the discovery of the missiles.

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06 Nov 2018

Russia and Cuba vow to expand ‘strategic’ ties that lapsed after Cold War

“The leaders of Russia and Cuba vowed Friday to expand what they called their ‘strategic’ ties and urged the United States to lift its blockade of Cuba. In a joint statement issued after their talks, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Cuban counterpart Miguel Diaz-Canel denounced U.S. ‘interference into domestic affairs

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02 Nov 2018

Russia ‘assessing’ military base in Cuba as US leaves INF treaty

Russian parliament’s defense committee head announced that the country is “assessing” the feasibility of a military base in Cuba, potentially as part of a response to U.S. withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, stating “now the active phase of impact assessment is under way, and proposals will be

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18 Jul 2018

Communist-run Cuba starts rolling out internet on mobile phones

Cuba has expanded internet access to a small number of mobile users ahead of a planned nationwide rollout by the end of the year, another step forward for the country’s slow efforts to open up. Cuba’s Communist government has a monopoly over telecoms and media, but analysts predict that this

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16 Jul 2018

Cuba’s new constitution will recognize private property

In a summary of the constitution draft experts expect will be passed this week, the Cuban government will officially recognize the right to own private property and some general free market principles. This may provide some limited possibilities for foreign investors, but the government has promised that it will maintain

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