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.