November 7, 2013 An American man who hijacked a plane to Cuba nearly 30 years ago will be in a U.S. court Thursday. William Potts returned from Cuba this week, saying he wanted closure. He was arrested immediately.
October 29, 2013 In a vote that has become something of a tradition, only one country in the U.N. General Assembly agreed with the United States that its embargo of Cuba should continue. The final count in the vote was 188-2.
October 22, 2013 Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Cuba has used either American currency or a peso that's pegged to the dollar alongside its national peso. The country says it will unify the two currencies.
October 2, 2013 Cuba has been sending doctors abroad for decades to work throughout Latin America and as far away as Africa. So it's not surprising Brazil turned to Cuba when it wanted to import thousands of badly needed doctors. But Brazil's medical establishment objects and wants to block the program.
August 12, 2013 Also: the first English-language bookstore in Cuba; the role of public libraries during natural disasters; the best books coming out this week.
July 6, 2013 The leaders of Bolivia, Venezuela and Nicaragua have said they're willing to give asylum to the "NSA leaker." He's been lingering in legal limbo at an airport in Russia for nearly two weeks. If he tries to get to Latin America, he may need an OK from Cuba to stop there.
April 9, 2013 Two U.S. representatives had complained that the couple's trip was tourism, which is prohibited by U.S. law.
February 15, 2013 The pictures were the first of Chávez during his 68-day absence. The Venezuelan commander is in Cuba for cancer treatment.
January 8, 2013 The announcement by the government confirms suspicions the president's illness will keep him in Cuba past Thursday when he was scheduled to be sworn in. Chavez underwent his fourth cancer-related surgery in Cuba last month.
December 7, 2012 Farmers in the communist nation were once banned from freely selling their crops. As the country struggles to feed itself, the government has begun to accept a greater role for the profit motive. Now each night, in a muddy vacant lot on the edge of Havana, a market appears after sundown.
October 18, 2012 In government-run media, a letter he reportedly signed congratulates a medical school on its 50th anniversary and takes some shots at the U.S. Castro is now 86 years old.
October 16, 2012 The new law means most citizens will be allowed to leave without seeking permission from the government. Doctors and critics of the state seem to be exempt from the new law.
March 28, 2012 Amnesty International says more than 150 opposition activists have been arrested.
January 27, 2012 Cuban food has evolved very little since Fidel Castro came into power — the U.S. embargo has made it hard to import ingredients from abroad and few citizens have been permitted to travel. But a handful of Cuban chefs, including one who recently visited Washington, D.C., is determined to modernize the cuisine.