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.
Obama mulls a new home for Gitmo detainees — in Yemen
Yemeni and US officials are in talks over the construction of a secure facility in Yemen to house Guantanamo Bay detainees.
With a limited commitment, Colombia begins removing buried land mines
Commentary: International support is essential for clearing millions of mines that continue to kill and maim.
Cuba moves towards ditching two-tier currency
The Cuban government said it had approved a plan to gradually eliminate the dual monetary system which has been in place for the last two decades.
From Castro to Cheney: history's most insane assassination plots
Last year was a weird one for assassinations plots. History is even weirder.
Iran: Have sanctions finally paid off?
Analysis: After decades of cat-and-mouse economic punishment of Iran, the latest round may have hit home.
Guerrilla politics: Colombia's FARC may soon be on the ballot
The FARC rebels have tried to play party politics before — and it ended in murder. Nearly 30 years later, will the guerrillas make a safer swap of guns for ballots?
Diana Nyad completes record-breaking Cuba to Florida swim
The 64-year-old is the first person to make the 110-mile swim without a protective shark cage.
Venezuelan lawmaker vows to fight for Syrian army
'Syria needs full support against these criminals,' a Venezuelan congressman of Syrian descent says, as Western powers debate a strike on President Bashar al-Assad's forces.
Guantanamo prisoner denies interest in 'Fifty Shades of Grey'
A lawyer for a Guantanamo Bay prisoner says guards gave Ammar al-Baluchi 'Fifty Shades of Grey' as a joke or to discredit him.
US to send two Guantanamo detainees to Algeria
The United States intends to send two Guantanamo Bay detainees back to Algeria, the White House said on Friday.
North Korean weapons ship: Enter the UN. And bees. Lots of bees.
Panama has called in United Nations inspectors to help determine whether a North Korean cargo ship carrying weapons from Cuba was in violation of international sanctions.
Chatter: Cuba's North Korean missile crisis
Cuba admits shipping weapons to North Korea in secret, a court in Bangladesh sentences a leading Islamist politician to death, Syria could be the new Rwanda, and Japan just can't shift its square watermelons.