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HAVANA — When Mexican President Felipe Calderon arrives here Wednesday for his first official visit to Cuba, the trip may do more to highlight the ongoing estrangement between the two countries than it will their historic ties.read more Continue reading
Colombia is a close ally of the US, but President Juan Manuel Santos was eager to avoid a boycott of the summit on April 14-15 by leftist Bolivarian Alliance members like Venezuela and Ecuador. read more Continue reading
HAVANA — Sometimes diplomacy resembles a middle school party. Colombia is going to throw a very big party. The question everyone is talking about: should Cuba be invited? Cuba's friends want it to go — so much that they're threatening to stay home ... Continue reading
HAVANA, Cuba — Some regional observers saw something more in Rousseff's visit: a chance to measure Brazil’s emerging role as a Latin superpower and self-styled global defender of human rights. read more Continue reading
Raúl Castro, Cuba's president and head of the country’s Communist Party, has ruled out establishing a multiparty political system in Cuba.Castro also told a Party conference in Havana that corruption was an even bigger threat to C... Continue reading
HAVANA —The U.S. is softening its stance with Cuba on negotiating the release of U.S. citizen Alan Gross from a Cuban jail. read more Continue reading
Fidel Castro has surfaced once again.Usually, this means either that he wants to reassure everyone that he's not dead, or that he feels the need to reassert his dislike for the United States.This week, it was the latter. Castro wrot... Continue reading
So remember how Bill Richardson, the former governor of New Mexico and negotiator extraordinaire, was invited to Cuba, maybe to secure the release of Alan Gross, the jailed American government contractor?Well, it didn’t go so well.Richard... Continue reading
An American jailed in Cuba for nearly two years could be going home soon.Bill Richardson, former governor of New Mexico and negotiator extraordinaire, has arrived in Cuba to discuss the man’s release with Cuban officials.Alan Gross is cur... Continue reading
HAVANA — Carter lent a sympathetic ear to everyone from Fidel and Raul Castro to dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez and jailed American contractor Alan Gross. read more Continue reading
US and Cuba look for a bridge, but there's a lot of water between them. Nick MiroffHAVANA — In their diplomatic relations, th...
US blocks New York Philharmonic trip to Cuba, and cultural diplomacy stalls. Nick MiroffHAVANA, Cuba — Despite a recent thawing of... Continue reading
Cuba rebuffs Obama initiative that would help provide better cell phone and internet service.read more Continue reading
The Cuba lobby feeling buoyant after dissident’s death pushes Obama to condemn Castro. Michael MoranWEST NEW YORK, N.J. — For a ...
Guantanamo hasn't yet been shut down — but an air of uncertainty still surrounds the trials. Tim FitzsimonsGUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE...
What a little music and dance can't fix. Nick MiroffHAVANA, Cuba — With so many major American cultural institutions coming to C...
Climbing oil prices are channeling much-needed cash into government accounts, which is translating into service arrangements. read more Continue reading