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  • Kissinger at 100: How his ‘sordid’ diplomacy in Africa fuelled war in Angola and prolonged apartheid
    by Peter Beaumont on May 25, 2023 at 2:00 pm

    Historians say the involvement in Africa of the former US secretary of state, who is 100 this week, drew the US into Angola’s war and aided apartheid after the Soweto uprising • Statesman or war criminal? His troubled legacy – in pictures The men who sat down for dinner at the Hotel Bodenmais in West Germany on 23 June 1976 were exclusively white, although the issue to be discussed was the path to majority black rule in Rhodesia. At the table was John Vorster, prime minister of apartheid […]

  • Cuba cancels workers’ day parade as severe oil shortages bite
    by Ed Augustin in Havana on April 30, 2023 at 8:30 am

    President says island is only receiving two-thirds of the petrol it needs as queues outside gas stations stretch for miles There was a time when International Workers’ Day was marked in Cuba by parades involving more than a million people marching through Havana’s Revolution Square. Many came out of conviction, some because they were pressured, others to enjoy the party. This Monday, however, the square will be empty, after the Cuban Communist party cancelled this year’s celebrations due […]

  • The Cuban Collapse – a photo essay
    by By Jordi Otix, Manu Mitru, Laura Luque and David Melero. Photographs by Manu Mitru and Jordi Otix on March 13, 2023 at 7:00 am

    Far from the romanticised notion of Old Havana, this project documents the city’s housing situation as a microcosm of the country’s collapse. Many buildings have collapsed or been declared uninhabitable, forcing people to live in shelters or squat in unsafe conditions while new hotels are built around them Cubans face a precarious present and an uncertain future. While the government focuses on the recovery of the tourism sector, people’s living conditions are driving the largest […]

  • Southwest Airlines plane hits birds and makes emergency landing in Cuba
    by Agence France-Presse on March 6, 2023 at 4:34 am

    Smoke enters cabin of US Boeing 737 after nose and engine were struck during departure of flight 3923 for Florida A US jetliner taking off from Cuba had engine trouble after hitting birds and returned to Havana for an emergency landing on Sunday, Cuban authorities said. Smoke entered the cabin of the plane but no one was injured in the incident involving Southwest Airlines flight 3923 to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, said the airline and the Cuban civil aviation authority, Cacsa. Continue reading...

  • ‘Havana syndrome’ not caused by foreign adversary, US intelligence says
    by Julia Carrie Wong in New York on March 1, 2023 at 8:41 pm

    The involvement of overseas foes in ‘anomalous health incidents’ suffered by US diplomats and spies was deemed ‘very unlikely’ The mysterious set of symptoms known as “Havana syndrome” was not caused by an energy weapon or foreign adversary, US intelligence has concluded. The assessment concludes a multi-year investigation into approximately 1,000 “anomalous health incidents” (AHIs) among US diplomats, spies and other employees in US embassies and missions around the world. […]