Fidel Castro speaks during a visit to Luanda, Angola in March, 1984.

'Fidel Castro is not dead'

Vanessa Baird reports on activist reaction to the passing of the world's great internationalist.

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NI 498 - The coming war on China - December, 2016
Cuba‘s balancing act – maintaining its social provision while relaxing economic and political control.

Future conditional

Expect the unexpected. Concluding thoughts - and a look ahead. Vanessa Baird contemplates the future of Cuba.

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NI 476 - Cuba - October, 2014

'Our main crop is hope'

Meet Cuba's highly successful organic farmers. Why are they getting short shrift, when the country needs more homegrown food?

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NI 476 - Cuba - October, 2014

Cuba's big bet

It sounds perverse, but in the shadow of the US embargo, Cuba is building a gigantic port and free trade zone... Vanessa Baird looks into the issue.

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NI 476 - Cuba - October, 2014
Pedro - out, gay and at home in Matanzas.

'Sex is too important to me'

Vanessa Baird explores how life has changed for LGBT people.

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NI 476 - Cuba - October, 2014
Women and Cubans of colour are still not reaching the higher levels in politics and media.

The 'shame' of pale and male

Sexism and racism get official recognition in Cuba. Vanessa Baird explores an issue that's long been kept silent.

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NI 476 - Cuba - October, 2014
Gaps or spaces? This new sculpture is located in Havana’s historic and imaginatively restored Plaza Vieja.

Making space

Cuba is inching towards a free media and political choice - or not. Vanessa Baird explores.

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NI 476 - Cuba - October, 2014
One of Cuba's half a million new entrepreneurs at work in her front room in Old Havana.

Winners and losers

The streets are alive with micro-enterprise. Who benefits? asks Vanessa Baird.

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NI 476 - Cuba - October, 2014
Behind the vintage taxi is one of Havana’s new Japanese-made co-operative buses. And behind that – the city’s iconic Capitolio, also being renovated.

A new Cuba in the making

The communist island is opening up for business. Vanessa Baird begins an investigation into what's going on - and what it means.

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NI 476 - Cuba - October, 2014

Moral medicine: the Cuban way

A revolutionary example of efficient and affordable healthcare, by John M Kirk and Chris Walker.

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NI 457 - Bad medicine - November, 2012
Eyes left: private enterprise has re-emerged in Cuba with state approval. A man buys a snack from a private vendor in downtown Havana.

What would Che say?

Can co-operatives save Cuba? John Restakis travels to Havana to find out.

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NI 454 - Co-operatives - July, 2012
Obama's Cuba challenge

Obama's Cuba challenge

Previous US policy towards Cuba failed. Leonardo Padura Fuentes considers what needs to happen next.

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NI 424 - Surviving change in the Arctic - July, 2009
Timor, Cuba - and the making of a medical superpower

Timor, Cuba - and the making of a medical superpower

Every year Cuba, a Majority World country of only 10 million people, sends more than 30,000 volunteer medical workers to 93 countries around the world. Surgeon Katherine Edyvane recounts the little-told story from first-hand experience.

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NI 416 - Wanted! For dodging tax justice - October, 2008

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The coming war on China November, 2016
Cuba October, 2014
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Cuba October, 2014
Cuba October, 2014
Cuba October, 2014
Cuba October, 2014
Cuba October, 2014
Cuba October, 2014
Bad medicine November, 2012
Co-operatives July, 2012
Surviving change in the Arctic July, 2009
Wanted! For dodging tax justice October, 2008
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