US State Department shuts down office tasked with closing Guantanamo
Move suggests priority shift on the part of the administration.
Venezuelan official says Chavez getting 'systemic medical treatment:' Report
Chavez reportedly getting continued treatment in Cuba.
Cuba internet: Wired, but not connected
Analysis: Why the island’s internet upgrade won’t bring relief to web-starved Cubans.
Hunger for Chavez news prompts media mishaps
Spanish daily El Pais irks Venezuela with front-page false Chavez photo of a hospitalized man with a breathing tube.
Hugo Chavez cancer treatment moves to physiotherapy, ally Evo Morales says
Venezuela's president Chavez not seen since cancer surgery Dec. 10.
Cuba's 'resale' economics
The island's halfway capitalism has trapped Cubans between private business and the state economy.
Obama inauguration broadcast in Cuba
Many Cubans watch live broadcast of a US president taking the oath for the first time, thanks to Venezuelan TV Telesur.
Cuba may have activated submarine internet cable — but reports are varied
Internet pattern changes may be a sign that Cuba has connected a fiber-optic cable to the global internet through Venezuela — but is it one-way traffic only?
Cholera confirmed in Havana, Cuba
There are 51 confirmed cases of cholera in Havana, the Cuban Health Ministry said on Tuesday.
Venezuelan leaders meet with Cuba's Raul Castro in Havana
Venezuela's senior leaders are in Cuba to visit President Hugo Chavez, who remains in critical condition after his latest cancer operation.
Cuba opens the gates, hoping for a trickle, not a flood
Under a new policy that takes effect Monday, any Cuban with a valid passport will be able to leave the country.
Chavez lived, Chavez lives and Chavez will live
Venezuela's president may be on his way out, but the government is working hard to ensure that his legacy lives on.
Photos: For Cuban baseball players, old travel restrictions still apply
Amid looming travel restrictions, Cuban athletes are stuck between a new thaw and a hard place.
Cuba athletes' travel to remain restricted
Professionals "deemed essential" are told they cannot leave the country.
Venezuela: National Assembly to meet, make decisions on Chavez inauguration
At issue: Can President Hugo Chavez be sworn in next week for another term?
Spanish newspaper ABC says Hugo Chavez in induced coma, on life support; Maduro affirms president's 'strength' (VIDEO)
Venezuela's VP challenged rumors about Chavez's health, while GlobalPost's correspondent in Havana said the truth about the ailing president's condition is unclear.
Can Kerry make friends with Cuba?
Probably not. While he’s a critic of US policy toward Havana, he’ll have a hard time actually changing anything.
2,012 words of 2012
Here are the buzzwords, the keywords, or just plain words, that were uttered time and again in 2012. This was an absurd amount of work. So please click on it.
Havana market offers Cuba a taste of capitalism in the dark
Havana now has a wholesale produce market. Is it here to stay — or just an apparition?
Cuban pierna asada
Roast pork: a dish for a country caught between two holidays.
Venezuela's Maduro to nation: pray for recovering Chavez, 'hard days' ahead
Chavez faces uphill recovery after "difficult" six-hour surgery.
Hugo Chavez's cancer surgery in Cuba a success: report
Chavez reportedly survives "complex" six-hour surgery in Cuba.
Nicolas Maduro named as Chavez's successor as the Venezuelan leader faces cancer surgery
Hugo Chavez has returned to Cuba to undergo more cancer treatment, and has for the first time named a successor.
Venezuela's Chavez returns from Cuba, ready to party (VIDEO)
After a long silence on a cancer recovery trip to Havana, Hugo Chavez is back in Venezuela just as his party gears up for a tough election.
Would Latin America accept Assad?
Analysis: Latin America has a history of being a popular paradise for disgraced foreign despots. Will Syria's Bashar al-Assad be next?
AIDS in Latin America: Epidemic stable, but still deadly
Progress in containing HIV/AIDS masks a threat to the region’s most vulnerable populations, experts say.
For Alan Gross, it’s hard time in Havana
As the US contractor rounds off a third year in Cuban prison, Gross’s family takes action against his employer and Washington.
Chavez travels to Cuba for more cancer treatment
The recently re-elected Venezuelan president needs more care in Cuba six months after radiation therapy there.
Cuba: Colombia’s peacemaker?
At the outset of Colombian peace talks in Cuba, FARC rebels have called a two-month cease-fire, but the Colombian government vows to continue hunting down the guerrillas. Can Havana help broker peace?
Cuba: Outrage, disbelief over latest dissident arrests
Detained blogger Yoani Sanchez's husband fumes to GlobalPost: Cuban government has 'no logic whatsoever ... I want to understand what they're thinking.'
Cuban dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez talks US election
Cuban government will consistently oppose whichever candidate is elected.