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.
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?