Cuba

Brett Wilkins, staff writer
Protesters throw stones after a truck carrying what critics called politically motivated U.S.-donated humanitarian aid was set on fire at the Francisco de Paula Santander Bridge linking Colombia and Venezuela on February 23, 2019. (Photo: Raul Arboleda/AFP via Getty Images)
"This was incredibly obvious at the time, but it's shocking to see the details," said one U.S. journalist and author.
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Demonstrators dressed in Guantánamo Bay prisoner uniforms march past Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on January 9, 2020. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images)
"With sufficient political will and swift action, your administration can...
Brett Wilkins, staff writer
Raúl Castro, seen here in 2016, announced on April 16, 2021 that he will step down from his post as first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
The longtime first secretary's resignation means Cuba will be led by someone...

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For the first time, Reporters Without Borders have added the U.S. and U.K to their annual press freedom index of countries - including longtimers like Iran, Bahrain and North Korea - that repress online speech and use the internet to conduct domestic surveillance. They specifically call out the hypocrisy of abuses by government agencies within supposed democracies - cue the NSA - that have "hacked into the very heart of the Internet...(and) turned it into a weapon in the service of special...