Endurance swimmer Penny Palfrey, 49, fails to complete swim from Cuba to Florida
Palfrey had to be pulled out of the water 26 miles from the finish line, but may still have set a new record for the longest unassisted swim.
Penny Palfrey, 49, attempts 103 mile swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage
If she succeeds, Palfrey would beat the record for the longest unassisted swim she set in the Cayman Islands last year.
Cuba's gay rights revolution
President Raul Castro's daughter Mariela leads a movement for LGBT tolerance, but critics say it masks government oppression.
Russian for Cuba's oil
Soviet-built 'Songa Mercur' platform boosts Cuba’s hopes of oil riches. And its operators don't seem to care about US trade sanctions.
How the US keeps Cuba offline
Washington has its wires tangled: It promises Cuba free data, but blocks access to the internet's coolest tools.
Is Fidel Castro doing yoga?
Yoga can "defy the imagination," he wrote in one of his latest columns.
US Cuba embargo grows new fangs in Florida
US subsidiary of Brazilian firm Odebrecht challenges Florida's new law that prohibits doing business with firms connected to Cuba or Syria.
Teofilo Stevenson, Cuban boxing legend, dies of heart attack at age 60
Teofilo Stevenson, the Cuban heavyweight boxer who won three Olympic gold medals, has died aged of 60.
Cuba injects doctor diplomacy into Africa
Oil-pumping African nations pay hefty sums to staff their hospitals with thousands of Cuban doctors, with most of the money going to the Cuban government.
Odebrecht sues Florida for barring business with Cuba and Syria
The US subsidiary of Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht has filed a lawsuit against Florida for its recent law barring local governments from hiring companies that do business in Cuba and Syria.
Sesame Street music used against Guantanamo prisoners, doc shows
Songs of War, a 45-minute documentary, debuted this week on Al Jazeera.
Spanish oil firm Repsol pulls out of Cuba
Spanish oil firm Repsol has announced that it is to cease drilling in Cuba after a failed attempt to find oil off the island earlier this month.
Hugo Chavez back in Venezuela presidential race
President Hugo Chavez made his first public appearance since returning to Venezuela May 11 after completing cancer treatment in Cuba.
More than 57,000 people in jail in Cuba, according to state media report
The article published in Communist Party mouthpiece Granma defended conditions in the island's jails, saying prisoners could play sport and study.
Cuba: Mariela Castro, 'sexologist' and niece of Fidel, granted US visitor's visa
Mariela Castro, the outspoken daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro who is gay and lesbian rights activist and self-described "sexologist," has controversially received a US visitor's visa to attend a major conference in San Francisco.
Aroldis Chapman, pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds, arrested for speeding and driving with a suspended license
Aroldis Chapman is also being sued in his native Cuba for $18 million by a man who claims that the athlete falsely accused him of human trafficking.
9/11 defendants protest Guantanamo Bay military commission
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged 9/11 mastermind, and other prisoners knelt in prayer and refused to answer the judge's questions.
KSM Trial: Timeline of a terrorist
A look back at the violent life of Al Qaeda's 9/11 mastermind, Khalid Shaikh Mohammad.
Cuba without Chavez
How far could the island fall if Venezuelan leader can’t beat cancer — or his election opponent?
Waterboarded ‘KSM’ gets his day in court
As Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged 9/11 mastermind, faces a Gitmo tribunal, the world will put the US on the stand for torture.
Hugo Chavez returns to Cuba for more cancer treatment
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said today he will return to Havana to undergo more cancer treatment.
Cuban actors seek asylum in Miami (VIDEO)
Two Cuban actors who starred in an award-winning film about defectors have emerged from hiding to confirm they are seeking asylum.
America: Paying for it
Analysis: Cuba policy costs Obama at the Summit of the Americas, and leaves future meetings in doubt.
US to face heat from friends and foes at Americas summit
Obama would like to keep the focus on trade and democracy. But Latin American leaders want to slam Washington's drug war and its Cuba embargo.
Venezuela's Chavez "doing well" after more radiation therapy in Cuba
President Hugo Chavez returned home after a third round of treatment, but it is not known if he will attend the up-coming Summit of the Americas in Colombia.
Yosmel de Armas, Cuban soccer player, defects
22-year-old boarded a bus in Nashville for Miami during Olympic qualifying event.
Ozzie Guillen benched 5 games for Castro comments (VIDEO)
Miami Marlins manager tries to explain 'I love Castro' comments.
Fidel Castro laughs at thought of guayabera-wearing Obama
Ex-Cuban dictator takes aim at US for blocking Cuba from Americas summit.
For Mexican president, a long-delayed Cuba visit
Will Felipe Calderon strike a nerve in Havana on human rights?
Cuban TV to broadcast Good Friday mass for first time in over 50 years
Following a visit by the Pope last week, state-run television will show the service in Havana.
Cuban Five detainee gets furlough to see dying brother
But Castro so far refuses to let American prisoner Alan Gross visit his dying mom.