Musing about policies toward China, North Korea, Israel and Cuba
Commentary: How Kerry can influence change in outdated US thinking.
Fidel Castro warns North Korea not to risk nuclear warfare with US, South
Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary leader, has warned longtime ally North Korea that it should not risk a war which could "affect more than 70 percent of the world's population."
For Cuba’s traveling dissidents, an anxious return
Will Castro opponents face retaliation back home?
VP Diaz-Canel: Cuba’s man on the make
Introducing Raul Castro's new No. 2, Miguel Diaz-Canel. He's under 80, but does he bring the new blood Cuba will need when Castro retires?
Guantanamo prison hunger strike grows
A hunger strike among prisoners at Guantanamo Bay has grown to include 28 of the prison's 166 inmates.
Guantanamo Bay hunger strike cases nearly double
Hunger strike cases at Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba have nearly doubled on inmates' frustration that the detention camp is still open.
Castro on Chavez: We've lost our 'best friend'
Cuban leader mourns Chavez's passing.
In the shadow of El Comandante
Hugo Chavez inspired like-minded leaders, but was also their cautionary tale.
Many mourn Chavez loss across the Americas
"My heart hurts as if I'd lost a family member," said one Havana resident. "I don’t see anyone who will take his place in defending us,” said a passerby in La Paz.
Why getting cut from the Olympics could actually help baseball
It may have been a blow, but being excluded from the Olympics has given the sport time to think.
Is now Cuba’s last best chance?
Analysis: Final presidential terms for Barack Obama and Raul Castro bring new hopes for a thaw.
Cuba's transition seen as under way
Cuba has begun its transition to rule by someone whose last name isn't Castro.
What's funny about Chavez's cancer?
Some Venezuelans are using humor to fill the information vacuum left by ailing Hugo Chavez's absence.
Chatter: What's Cuba without Castro?
Cuba's President Raul Castro promises to resign - but not yet, Italy votes, Iran isn't happy with the way the Oscars went, and another reason not to do the Harlem Shake.
Raul Castro says he'll retire by 2018
His words on retirement came just hours after he was granted another five-year term by the National Assembly.
Cuban president Raul Castro hints at retirement
Cuban President Raul Castro said he had the right to retire in a joint appearance with Russia's prime minister.
US denies considering removing Cuba from terror list
The US government denied on Thursday that it is considering removing Cuba from its list of countries that sponsor terrorism.
For Venezuela, the great mystery starring Chavez
The president may be back from Cuba, but none of the uncertainty has been cleared up. Here's a look at possible scenarios.
As Obama winds down Afghan war, what’s next for Gitmo?
Obama vowed and failed to transfer Guantanamo Bay prisoners. Now with war supposedly over, legal experts say, Washington loses basis for keeping them there.
Cuban dissident Yoani Sanchez cheered and booed in Brazil
Dissident Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez was greeted in Brazil on Monday by admirers and protesters at the start of a "bittersweet" foreign tour, after she finally won permission to leave Cuba.
Chavez returns to Venezuela, but can he govern?
The Venezuelan government's news that Hugo Chavez is back from Cuba boosts his supporters and agitates his rivals.
Hugo Chavez returns to Venezuela from cancer surgery in Cuba
Hugo Chavez has returned to Venezuela following his cancer surgery in Cuba, with the president announcing his arrival on Twitter.
Cuba's dissidents go abroad
Will the Cuban government pay a price, or benefit, by finally letting Castro opponents travel?
Where is Chavez? Opposition protests the Venezuelan leader's continued absence
Despite the 'proof-of-life' photos released of Chavez on Friday, many are questioning the leader's return to Venezuela.
End of the Castro Era
A countdown begins in Cuba.
Venezuela: Chavez undergoing alternative cancer treatment
The 58-year-old has not appeared in public since December 11.
Catholics everywhere have something to say
The world reacts to the pope's shocking announcement.
Immigration reform: A Cuban readjustment?
As Cuba eases its travel laws, anti-Castro lawmakers look to tighten US rules.
Fidel Castro: Hugo Chavez doing 'much better' (VIDEO)
Fidel Castro says Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is doing 'much better' after undergoing his fourth cancer operation.
Venezuela: ‘Just imagine Chavez’s triumphant return’
Caracas slums are hopeful for Hugo Chavez’s glorious comeback.
US State Department shuts down office tasked with closing Guantanamo
Move suggests priority shift on the part of the administration.