Wikileaks disclose the United States' ongoing cold war rhetoric when it comes to the Cuban question and their continued efforts to isolate this small Caribbean nation. However the tide is turning and increasingly countries refuse to follow the US lead.
As events in North Africa a UN official encourages Cuba to consider democratic reforms and the problem of structural racial discrimintation on the island.
Fifty years ago, an invasion of Cuba, sponsored by the CIA, failed and moved the island towards a socialist system.
LAB's Nick Caistor, who visited Cuba recently, analyses the changes expected in the island after the Communist Party Congress.
The author argues that the United Stated wants to replicate the 'Arab Spring' in Cuba.
Recent economic reforms in Cuba could have political repercussions.