Cuba-US Relations | Institute for War and Peace Reporting



Joe Raedle/Getty ImagesIWPR has been working with journalists and civil society groups in Cuba since 2011, helping them provide unbiased and accurate information about developments in the country while questioning authority and holding it to account. At a pivotal point for the relationship between Havana and Washington, we look at what Cubans hope - and fear – may be the consequences of the détente.


A poster is seen on a wall in an old Havana neighbourhood as Cuba prepares for the visit of US president Barack Obama on 20 March 2016. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


Just What Did Obama Achieve in Cuba?

Ernesto García Díaz
31 Mar 2016
Opposition figures in exile say that they are disappointed with his performance.

Media Repression Mars Obama Visit

25 Mar 2016
Local reporters complain of efforts to silence them.

Obama in Cuba: Cheering for the Enemy

Frank Correa
18 Mar 2016
An older generation of Cubans struggle to reconcile themselves to new realities.

Cuba's Private Sector Anticipates Tourism Boom
María del C. Quintana Hechavarría
18 Mar 2016
Landlords plan to benefit from excepted surge in holidaymakers.

Cuban Opposition Still Divided Over US Détente
Anddy S.A.
18 Mar 2016
Some see it as a unique opportunity for change, while others dismiss it as political theatre.

Havana Cleans Up For Obama
Odelín Alfonso Torna, Julio C.A.
18 Mar 2016
Locals are unimpressed by efforts to overhaul the appearance of an otherwise neglected city.


Cuba-US Relations

For more than half a century, relations between Washington and Havana have been characterised by aggressive rhetoric, sanctions and outright hostility.
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