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Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez has returned to Venezuela after his first session of radiotherapy in Cuba, coinciding with the pope's visit to the Communist island.read more Continue reading
The timing of Chavez's treatment in Cuba — coinciding with the pope's visit to the island — could not be better to cement the Venezuelan president's Catholic credentials ahead of a general election.read more Continue reading
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez is to return to Caracas next week after cancer surgery, according to his Colombian counterpart Juan Manuel Santos who visited the socialist leader in Cuba yesterday.read more Continue reading
Fidel Castro speaks out about the new oil-harvesting method Sarah ChildressWho knew Fidel Castro was a greenie — and a pessimist...
Mariela Castro Espin @CastroEspinM gets testy on Twitter with a critic of Raul Castro's government, anti-government Cuban blogger, Yoani Sanchez (@yoanisanchez). read more Continue reading
Havana has two Hemingway bars. Now Washington DC has one too.The Cuban Interests Section opened an invite-only bar in the U.S. capital last week to honor U.S. writer Ernest Hemingway, who spent the better part of the 1940s and 1950s in Cuba.&ld... Continue reading
The submissions for Best Foreign Language film for the Academy Awards were due this week.Each country can submit one film. Before the awards, the list will be narrowed down to five nominess.Check out some of the films Latin America had to offer... 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
As the Arab Spring rips through the Middle East, anti-government protests have erupted in Latin America in Chile and Mexico, Bolivia and Brazil.These Latin American protests aren’t intended to bring down their governments, but to goad them i... 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
If you like music, even a little bit, you'll want to check out this video of Cuban kids jamming with one of the top bass players in the United States. Carlos Henriquez has played with Tito Puente, Carlos Santana and other Latin music... Continue reading
Fidel Castro, one of the most controversial people alive, is, well still alive. The 85-year-old former leader of Cuba has shied away from the media spotlight since he stepped down in 2006 to make way for his brother, Raul. read more 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
The days of the old, beloved classic cars in Cuba may soon be over.The Cuban government plans to relax rules early next year on buying and selling cars. That’s expected to crack the door on the market for countries that do business with Cub... Continue reading
Nearly 3.8 billion people worldwide live in countries with some kind of anti-smoking measure. Stephanie GarlowThe number of countries...
Want to know the world's most peaceful countries? Stephanie GarlowThe Global Peace Index is out today. Its modest goal: rank the natio...
Politics have gotten in the way of scholarship. But the recent easing of the US embargo is helping further preservation efforts at Ernest Hemingway's Cuban estate. ...