Cubans use a WiFi hotspot in the city of Camagüey (Image:

Top Story — The Cuban government will roll out broadband Internet service in two neighborhoods in Havana, the director of the state telecommunications company ETECSA announced on Sunday night. The pilot program, referred to as an “important milestone” by The Associated Press, will allow citizens in one of the least digitally connected countries in the…

Cuban migrants traveling to the United States by sea. (Image: Duke University Libraries CC BY 2.0)

Top Story — Cuban officials have blamed U.S. policy for the recent surge in migration from the island to the United States, which has created a border crisis in Central America. In a statement issued Tuesday, Cuba’s Ministry of Foreign Relations said that the Cold War-era “wet-foot, dry foot” policy, which eases the residency process…

The result of Tuesday's vote condemning the U.S. embargo on Cuba was met with a standing ovation. (Image: YouTube, screenshot)

Top Story — The United Nations on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly in support of a resolution demanding an end to the U.S. economic embargo on Cuba. The United States, having recently discussed abstaining from the annual vote, ultimately voted against the resolution for the 24th consecutive year. A record 191 countries, including Cuba, sided with the resolution…

Pope Francis and Cuban leader Raúl Castro in Cuba. (Image: The Washington Post, screenshot)

Top Story — Pope Francis delivered mass in Cuba on Sunday, as part of a visit that has highlighted the complex relationship between Catholicism and the island nation’s politics. The pope also met for the first time with Fidel Castro at the residence of the retired former leader. Francis thanked Castro for his recent pardon…