History of Cuba
The island of Cuba was inhabited by numerous Mesoamerican tribes prior to its discovery by the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus in 1492. After Columbus' arrival, Cuba became a Spanish colony, rul...
Trump unveils new Cuba policy
After claiming that former President Obama's Cuba policy "enriched" Cuba's military regime, President Trump announced his new policy for the country 90 miles...
Backlash in Cuba
Obama’s historic visit was a smash hit in Havana. Fidel Castro wasn’t going to take that lying down.
Conservatives Lose It After Obama Takes Photo In Front Of Che Guevara Mural
The conservative blogosphere had a collective melt down after President Barack Obama took a picture in front of a mural of Cuban revolutionary leader Che Guevara on Monday in Havana's Revolution Plaza...
Obama Kicks Off Historic Cuba Visit
The visit is the first by a U.S. president in 88 years. President Barack Obama arrived to small but cheering crowds on Sunday at the start of a historic visit to Cuba that opened a new chapter in U.S....
Cuba And US Formally Restore Diplomatic Relations
Cuba and the US have formally restored diplomatic relations after an agreement struck last year putting aside decades of hostility came into force. Just after midnight on Monday, the diplomatic missio...
US Approves Ferry Service Between Cuba And Florida
Ferries are set to run between Florida and Cuba for the first time in more than 50 years after the US government approved new services. Services between the two countries stopped when the US imposed a...
The Bay of Pigs Invasion
On the night of April 16th and 17th, 1961, 1,400 armed men on board a flotilla of small boats and landing-craft approached Bahía de Cochinos (Bay of Pigs) on the southern coast of Cuba. ‘Brigade 2506’...
Clouds Over Cuba
Relive the Cuban Missile Crisis 50 years later and discover what might have been.
History of Cuba
A clip from the documentary The Road to Havana
Timeline of Cuban history
This is a timeline of Cuban history, comprising important legal and territorial changes and political events in Cuba and its predecessor states. To read about the background to these events, see Hist...
Military history of Cuba
The Military history of Cuba begins with the island's conquest by the Spanish and its battles afterward to gain its independence. Since the Communist takeover by Fidel Castro in 1959, Cuba has been in...
Timeline of Guantánamo Bay
Noteworthy Events of Guantánamo Bay.
In addition to two presidents, many other distinguished people have visited the Naval Base. At one time General John J. Pershing was a visitor on board USS...
Timeline of Guantánamo Bay - Wikipedia
Chronology of Colonial Cuba
The chronology of the colonial time of Cuba is about the Spanish colonial period in Cuba, and the efforts to obtain independence from the Spanish Empire and includes history from the "discovery" of th...
Ten Years' War
The Ten Years' War (Spanish: Guerra de los Diez Años) (1868–1878), also known as the Great War (Guerra Grande) and the War of '68, was part of Cuba's fight for independence from Spain. The uprisin...
Ten Years' War - Wikipedia
Little War (Cuba)
The Little War or Small War (Spanish: Guerra Chiquita) was the second of three conflicts between Cuban rebels and Spain. It started on 26 August 1879 and after some minor successes ended in rebel ...
Little War (Cuba) - Wikipedia
Cuban War of Independence
The Cuban War of Independence (1895–1898) was the last of three liberation wars that Cuba fought against Spain, the other two being the Ten Years' War (1868–1878) and the Little War (1879–1880). The f...
Cuban War of Independence - Wikipedia
Spanish-American War
The Spanish–American War (Spanish: Guerra hispano-estadounidense) was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of US intervention in the Cuban War of Independence. US att...
Spanish-American War - Wikipedia
Cuba–United States relations
Cuba and the United States of America have had an interest in one another since well before either of their independence movements. Plans for the purchase of Cuba from the Spanish Empire were put forw...
Platt Amendment
On March 2, 1901, the Platt Amendment passed which amended the 1901 Army Appropriations Bill. It stipulated seven conditions for the withdrawal of United States troops remaining in Cuba at the end of ...
Platt Amendment - Wikipedia
Havana Conference
The Havana Conference of 1946 was a historic meeting of United States Mafia and Cosa Nostra leaders in Havana, Cuba. Supposedly arranged by Charles "Lucky" Luciano, the conference was held to discuss ...
Cuban Revolution
The Cuban Revolution (1953–1959) was an armed revolt conducted by Fidel Castro's 26th of July Movement and its allies against the government of Cuban President Fulgencio Batista. The revolution began ...
Cuban Revolution - Wikipedia
War Against the Bandits
The War Against the Bandits (Spanish: Lucha contra Bandidos) is a name given by the Cuban government to a six-year rebellion (1959–1965) in the Escambray Mountains by a group of insurgents who op...
La Coubre explosion
The freighter La Coubre (sometimes erroneously called "Le Coubre") exploded at 3:10 p.m. on 4 March 1960, while it was being unloaded in Havana harbor, Cuba. This 4,310-ton French vessel was carrying ...
Bay of Pigs Invasion
The Bay of Pigs Invasion, known in Latin America as Invasión de Bahía de Cochinos (or Invasión de Playa Girón or Batalla de Girón), was a failed military invasion of Cuba undertaken by the CIA-sponsor...
Bay of Pigs Invasion - Wikipedia
Cuban Missile Crisis
The Cuban Missile Crisis, also known as the October Crisis (Spanish: Crisis de octubre), The Missile Scare, or the Caribbean Crisis (Russian: Карибский кризис, tr. Karibskiy krizis), was a 13-...
Cuban Missile Crisis - Wikipedia
Cubana Flight 455
Cubana de Aviación Flight 455 was a Cuban flight from Barbados to Jamaica that was brought down on October 6, 1976 by a bomb attack. All 73 people on board the Douglas DC-8 aircraft were killed. Two ...
Cubana Flight 455 - Wikipedia
Mariel boatlift
The Mariel boatlift was a mass emigration of Cubans who departed from Cuba's Mariel Harbor for the United States between April 15 and October 31, 1980.The event was precipitated by a sharp downturn in...
Special Period
The Special Period in Time of Peace (Spanish: Período especial) in Cuba was an extended period of economic crisis that began in 1989 primarily due to the dissolution of the Soviet Union and, by ex...
Special Period - Wikipedia
2006 Cuban transfer of presidential duties
The 2006–2008 Cuban transfer of presidential duties was a transfer of duties of the Cuban presidency from Fidel Castro to the first vice president, his brother Raúl Castro, following Fidel's operation...