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The author of this article, José Antonio Fornaris (left), with Cuban journalist Odelín Alfonso Torna at UNESCO's Let Journalism Thrive! event. Riga, May 2015. (Photo courtesy of Odelín Alfonso Torna)
15 Nov 15
Press freedom cannot exist in a totalitarian system, and Cuba is no exception.
President Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuban leader Raúl Castro shake hands at the United Nations in New York. September 29, 2015. (Photo Anthony Behar-Pool/Getty Images)
15 Nov 15
After reforms at home and a diplomatic breakthrough with Washington, many are unhappy that so little has changed for them.
Pupils outside a school in Havana. (Photo: Santiago Guaguancó)
4 Nov 15
Thousands brought out of retirement to try to fill staffing gaps.
A prison perimeter watchtower. (Photo: Arián Guerra Pérez)
20 Oct 15
Former inmates describe abuse by warders as well as poor health, sanitation and nutrition.
A member of the Damas de Blanco group is released after police detention in 2013. (Photo: Gerardo Younel Ávila Perdomo)
20 Sep 15
Rights groups say mass prisoner release includes no one jailed on political grounds.
The General Hospital in Port of Spain, Trinidad. (Photo: IWPR)
16 Sep 15
Healthcare workers on foreign assignments have to hand over much of their pay to the Cuban government.
30 Jul 15
Screening is widely available, although mistakes still happen.
10 Jun 15
People in Santa Clara complain about massive, unexplained price rise.
Cuban journalists José Antonio Fornaris (left) and Odelín Alfonso Torna at UNESCO's Let Journalism Thrive! event in Riga, May 3-4, 2015. (Photo courtesy of Odelín Alfonso Torna)
29 May 15
As UNESCO event hears of increasing censorship and intimidation across Latin America, Cuban reporters talk about the especially tough environment they work in.
Street traders belong to the growing class of self-employed in Cuba. (Photo: Santiago Guaguancó)
29 May 15
Almost half a million self-employed find paying in taxes a time-consuming business.