Rediscovering the new world

Rediscovering the new world: Cuba

Cuba is due to elect a new President and, for the first time in almost 60 years, it will not be a Castro. In this 3-part series, CGTN’s Michael Voss reports how as Cuba looks to the future, it remains heavily influenced by the past.

Cuba's Special Period

Cuba past and future: The Special Period

Following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the Cuban economy went into free fall, and there was widespread hunger. Despite the trade embargo by the U.S., Cuba pulled through. In the second of his three-part series, CGTN’s Michael Voss looks at what became known as the Special Period.