World leaders hail US-Cuba announcement on restoring ties
President Barack Obama and President Raul Castro praised the help given by Pope Francis and the Catholic Church in brokering better relations between the long-time enemies.
Raul Castro to Obama: Thanks, Barack. Now end the sanctions
Cuban leader says his people want better relations with the US but won’t compromise their independence.
This news report from 1961 will show you why today's Cuba news is such a big deal (VIDEO)
Follow the news today. Could be a day to tell the grandkids about.
Obama just announced a major Cuba policy overhaul (LIVE BLOG)
The shift in policy was heralded by Cuba's release of American aid worker Alan Gross after five years in prison in a reported prisoner exchange with Havana.
The 4 most interesting things about the freed Guantanamo prisoners in Uruguay
The small South American country looks like home for the four Syrians, one Tunisian and one Palestinian — at least for now.
With freed prisoners, Uruguay also receives a high-profile Guantanamo force-feeding case
One of the arrivals, Abu Wa’el Dhiab, is leading a legal battle against the United States for force-feeding him while he was on hunger strike.
Cuban doctor in Sierra Leone tests positive for Ebola
Some Cuban 165 doctors and nurses have gone to Sierra Leone for a six-month mission, with another 53 in Liberia and 38 in Guinea.
As migrants flee eastern Cuba, a town mourns those lost at sea
US authorities say 14,000 Cubans arrived without visas at the border with Mexico in the past 11 months, the highest number in a decade.
Cuba's Ebola aid is the latest example of its 'medical diplomacy'
WHO's director general Margaret Chan welcomed the Cuban aid, the largest offer of a foreign medical team from a single country during the outbreak.
Fidel Castro turns 88 (PHOTOS)
It's the elder Cuban leader's birthday, so Havana made him a photo exhibit.
What a California foodie can learn from Cuba
San Francisco restaurateur Narsai David went to Cuba to help set up a culinary school. The Cubans — huge organic food consumers, by necessity — taught him a few lessons of their own.
Cuba's dissident blogger launches the country's first independent news site
Six of the nine reporters have been called in for questioning by state security officials, Yoani Sanchez said.
Just 2 percent of Latin Americans are rated as having free media
Independent journalism in the Americas is backsliding again, Freedom House says.
How Russia arms America’s southern neighbors
Russia is now the largest weapons dealer to governments in Latin America.
The 4 songs you had no idea were inspired by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
From Shakira to Silvio Rodriguez, music has immortalized the maestro known as Gabo.
Cuba says ‘investors welcome,’ but the investors aren’t buying
The island's new investment law offers inducements, but no guarantees.
Why USAID’s ‘Cuban Twitter’ plan missed the point
Instead of clandestine backing for a messaging platform, the US could just stop blocking computer and smartphone sales to Cuba.
USAID contractor Alan Gross who is jailed in Cuba goes on hunger strike
Gross's fate may have been harmed by the revelation last week that USAID was engaged in building a social network in Cuba from 2010 to 2012.
Cuba says Twitter-like service created by US aid agency is illegal
US State Department spokeswoman said the program was neither 'secret' nor 'covert' under the US government's definitions of those terms.
Who’s who: These are the key figures in Venezuela's political crisis
As protesters and security forces continue to clash in Venezuela, here's a breakdown of all the major players.
A rare look inside an Afro-Cuban ritual sacrifice
Many Cubans infuse traditions from Catholicism with spiritual elements from Congo.
8 celebrities who have been deported (Listen up, Biebs)
Don't worry, Justin. If you end up being deported, you're in good company.
8 ways Cuba has mastered the art of diplomacy to get what it wants
Havana gets by with help from more and more friends.
These are the 29 foreign nationals executed in the US since 1976
US authorities failed to inform all but one of the arrested foreign nationals of their right to seek consular assistance, violating the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.
Fidel Castro reappears in public
The 87-year-old former Cuban leader Fidel Castro's last public appearance was in April 2013.
Cuba, land of the $250,000 family sedan
And why the Castro government doesn’t really want to sell them.
Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro at Mandela memorial
US President Barack Obama on Tuesday shook hands with Raul Castro, leader of long-time Cold War foe Cuba, at the Nelson Mandela memorial service.
Cuban consular mission needs a new bank in the US
The decision risks travel between Cuba and the United States, which has increased under the Obama administration.
At Mariel port, Cuba follows Chinese blueprint
With the nearly $1 billion port project, Cuba seeks to carve out a special economic zone for global capital.
Russia, Saudi Arabia and Cuba win seats on the UN Human Rights Council
Human rights groups are complaining that China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Cuba and Algeria won seats.
8 critically endangered species to appreciate while you still can
Don't let these majestic creatures go the way of the Dodo. They are awesome.