The country’s health, water, electrical and economic systems were under immense pressure before Covid-19. With 5 mln refugees from the Maduro regime displaced in the region, the U.N., IMF and others need to brace for a wider humanitarian crisis, warns a WHO epidemiologist.
Raul Castro's coming handover of Cuba's presidency is an effort to prolong beyond his own life span the communist revolution he built with late brother Fidel. Trying to modernize could also destroy it, though. And with neighbor Venezuela getting less able to provide cheap oil, economic reform can't wait.