The plane went down shortly after takeoff from Havana's Jose Marti airport.
Cuba is a country that has long been associated with rum, cocktails and cigars. It is spiritual home of classic cocktails such as the daiquiri and mojito and boasts some of the world's most iconic bars in the capital, Havana.
The things Cuba does do very well are all nationalised: sugar, rum, and ice cream. In other words, happiness is tax-free
His death - which would once have thrown a question mark over Cuba's future - seems unlikely to trigger a crisis
5. Havana's Glorious Streets A facetious description of Roberto Fabelo's sculpture 'Viaje Fantastico' is terribly tempting
All cities are different, but what people want are essentially the same. Intelligent cities cherish and cultivate their artistic energy, but often disturb that nutritious force with high rents, intrusive government policies and starvation of Arts funding.
Havana is the strangest, most fascinating city you can imagine. Raw, tropical, vibrant and energetic, Havana is alive with an energy and spirit that pervades its entire culture. It's a city of stark juxtaposition, where magnificent colonial squares sit alongside decayed and crumbling buildings, and classic American cars blast out the latest reggaeton music.
Gunboat Diplomacy. The Untold story Behind Obama's Historic Visit to Cuba President Obama's historic visit to Havana starting
With the relations between Cuba and the United States improving, now it's your last chance to visit this country as a land not yet corrupted by technology and consumerism.
Cuban Tourism Minister, Manuel Marrero, at the 35th edition of the International Tourist Fair FITCuba in Cayo Coco, announces a record three million international visitors visited Cuba in 2014, an increase of 15%.