Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (R) and Cuba's Raul Castro shake hands during a ceremony after his installation in Caracas on April 19, 2013.
Beyonce defends trip to Cuba
April 9 letter to the lawmakers that the trip had been approved by the Office of Foreign Assets Control as "an educational exchange trip organized by a group authorized by OFAC to sponsor and organize programs to promote people-to-people contact in Cuba." Read more »
Cuban spy unrepentant, but hopes for better ties
-- A Cuban-American who spent 13 years in a U.S. prison for espionage says he still has deep affection for the United States and hopes to see the two countries reconcile.But Rene Gonzalez adds in an interview with The Associated Press that he does not regret Read more »
US keeps Cuba on state sponsors of terrorism list
been released Tuesday, but has been delayed. Officials say it is likely to come out later in May.Wednesday was a holiday in Cuba and there was no immediate comment from the government.There had been speculation among analysts and others that the U .S. might Read more »
May: Would closing Guantanamo prison satisfy hunger strikers?
detention camp at Guantanamo Bay , Cuba, was established in 2002 to hold the most dangerous of those captured in what the George W. Bush administration called the Global War on Terrorism. Controversy over the facility has simmered ever since. In recent days, Read more »
Medical reinforcements arrive at Guantanamo Bay
-- Medical reinforcements have arrived at Guantanamo Bay to help deal with a hunger strike among prisoners at the U.S. base in Cuba.Lt. Col. Samuel House said Monday that the roughly 40 nurses and other specialists arrived over the weekend. They are U.S. Navy Read more »
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A's stay patient, make it a sweep
an overall batting average of .198. After fouling out on the first pitch of his first at-bat, Cespedes thought back to his time in Cuba and laid off the first pitch in his next three at-bats. In the process, he helped turn he game around. "In Cuba, they told 5/19/13 from Miami Herald Read more »
Bay Area Baseball: Even in slump, Cespedes maintains flair for dramatic in A's win
the fourth Sunday to make it his first multi-hit game since May 4, said he has gotten off to slow starts before when playing in Cuba and always hit his way out of them over the course of the season. "I don't know if it's going to start right now or later, 5/19/13 from Sacramento Bee Read more »
Caryn Brooks: From a High School Gym to Grand Central Station: The Olympic Spirit Is Alive
Because it is World Wrestling Month, Iranian, Russian and American wrestlers battled in an event in Grand Central Station in New York on Wednesday, with the athletes weighing in at the United Nations. At least one movie star was in attendance; Mark Ruffa 5/19/13 from The Huffington Post Read more »
Colombia's Farc want 'more time'
President Juan Manuel Santos has said he hopes a deal can be reached within months rather than years. Peace negotiations began in Cuba in November. Mr Marquez told reporters in the capital, Havana, on Sunday that he did not understand why the pace of talks 5/19/13 from BBC News Read more »
Cuba Nostalgia allows for a stroll down memory lane
his father three years ago. He is now a seminarian at St. John Vianney, and Cuba Nostalgia, he adds, “helps me understand a Cuba before it was destroyed.” Though Carlos Rosario has visited his family on the island several times, the Miami businessman likes 5/19/13 from Miami Herald Read more »