The US FDA recently approved a clinical trial of a lung cancer vaccine made in Cuba. But American cancer patients are already smuggling the vaccine into the country in refrigerated lunch boxes.
Cuban-Americans' relatives back home are acquiring expensive tastes.
Cuban politics, law and culture are changing for the LGBT community. TransCuba, an activist network for trans-people, is bringing attention to tolerance and broadening the conversation.
Alan Robock thought his "nuclear winter" research was big news, and in one corner of the the world it was.
The 'Christian Dior of Cuba' looks back on bittersweet memories from his time living in a housing facility for people with HIV.
Yana Paskova juxtaposes family photos taken in Bulgaria before the fall of the Berlin Wall with pictures she recently shot in Cuba, revealing the visual and sociopolitical connections between the two.
The bureaucracy in Cuba can be maddening, but the people are wonderful and have much in common with Americans, says Graham Sowa, 29, an Arizona native who has studied in Havana since 2010.
Transgender 20-somethings say life in Cuba has improved recently, but harassment and discrimination persist. "People think we are ... that we are the bubonic plague," says Yessi Castro, 28.
The renewal of diplomatic ties with the U.S. was a victory for Cuba, but the socialist government faces a challenging future as President Raul Castro reaches his twilight years.
Yarisley Rivero, of Havana, talks about what it's like to be separated from her husband, Yoandri, who emigrated from Cuba to the United States this fall.
The biggest wave of Cuban migration since the 1990s has divided families, causing anguish and uncertainty. Cubans say they don't expect to see their relatives back home for at least a year.
Inflatable Santas and other trappings of Christmas have sprung up all over Havana. Many Cubans making less than $20 a month say they can barely afford gifts, but have plenty of holiday spirit.