Cuba

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Cuba’s ‘outrageous’ bid to join the U.N. Human Rights Council

Cuba wants a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council. Find out why its government's human rights record makes it such a poor candidate.
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Regimes target the faithful in Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela

Authoritarian rulers in Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela are suppressing religious freedom. Learn more about these regimes' attacks on religion.
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Visiting Cuba fuels regime’s repression

Learn how Cuba's state-dominated economy funnels revenue from tourism, rum and cigar sales to a regime that abuses its people.
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Honoring heroes in the fight against human trafficking

A State Department report details trends in human trafficking. Find out which countries are making progress to stop the practice.
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The truth about Cuba’s medical missions

Cuba sends thousands of medical professionals to 60 countries, but not for altruistic reasons. Learn what's really happening with these missions.
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Cuba’s torture methods in Venezuela take a brutal toll

Cuban personnel inside Venezuela are training the Venezuelan special police forces to use torture on its citizens, according to a recent report.
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Faces of religious persecution: Reverend Barroso [video]

The Reverend Mario Félix Lleonart Barroso was persecuted for his faith while serving his congregation as a Baptist minister in Cuba. This is his story.
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Maduro suppresses Venezuela’s military with Cuba’s help

The former Maduro regime has used Fidel Castro's playbook and Cuban advisers to suppress opposition in Venezuela's armed forces, a new report says.
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U.S. drops sanctions after company cuts support to Maduro regime

The Trump administration provides sanctions relief after an oil tanker company stops supporting Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro and his cronies.