Jimmy Carter is the only US president, current or former, to visit Cuba since Calvin Coolidge in 1928. His second visit to the island came this week after an official invitation from Raúl Castro.
During his three-day trip to Cuba, former President Jimmy Carter also met with detained American Alan Gross, who was sentenced this month to 15 years prison for espionage.
Tweet-happy Hugo Chávez now has competition. But not even Twitter has been able to persuade Cuba's Fidel Castro of the importance of brevity.
Fidel Castro almost died in 2006, according to US cables leaked by WikiLeaks, but his passing would likely have little impact over the direction of Cuba.
Foreign policy is typically the executive branch’s domain because that is the branch that decides who the US negotiates with and what gets offered in those negotiations. However, Tuesday’s Republican victory, particularly the GOP takeover of the House and leadership of some key committees, has the ability to affect the US's dialogue, and in some cases policy, on a few key US relationships with other countries.
Latin America's transition to democracy seems well established, with credible elections this year throughout the region. The recent Ecuador uprising underscores how dangers remain.
Cuba hopes that private enterprise will revive a struggling economy. The state will lay off 500,000 workers and encourage them to find jobs in the private sector.
Cuba announced Monday that 500,000 government jobs will be cut by next year and that more private enterprise will be tolerated. The changes go further than economic opening of the 1990s.
In an interview with The Atlantic, Fidel Castro talks Iran and Israel. The Cuban ex-president is attempting a return to the world stage – this time as an international statesman.
Fidel Castro said that he's mostly recovered from his illness, during a five-hour interview with a Mexican newspaper. It's only the second interview after four years of mostly being out of the public eye.
Fidel Castro spoke to Cuba's Parliament for the first time in four years on Saturday, but once again failed to address domestic issues while expounding on climate change, the threat of nuclear war, and the US role on the world stage.
Seven Cuba prisoners, all jailed in the 2003 roundup of dissidents, activists, and journalists known as 'Black Spring' arrived to freedom at the international airport in Madrid, Spain, today. Dozens more at set to be released.
Forget the Cuba prisoner swap to Spain, Fidel Castro wanted to sound off about Iran last night, and that he did – on TV – in his most prominent public appearance in years.
For the past four years, Fidel Castro has been almost invisible. But now, he's back in public and appearing on a Cuban TV show tonight. Why?
Cuba says it will start releasing 52 political prisoners – the biggest release in more than a decade – today. Spain conducted the negotiations, but some Cuba analysts expect the US to respond by easing the American embargo on Cuba.
The House Agriculture Committee voted 25 to 20 to recommend legislation to the full House that would lift the Cuba travel ban as well as restrictions on exports of agricultural products.
The BP oil spill has begun to have international repercussions. Cuba is the country most likely to be the first non-US victim if the oil slick advances beyond Florida into the Caribbean.
Ecuador's lack of visa requirements has attracted Cubans who see it as a several-year stopover en route to the United States. A neighborhood in Quito, the capital, is endearingly called the new Florida.
In the wake of the Haiti earthquake, Cuba is allowing US flights over its airspace, cutting the trip between Guantánamo Bay and Miami by 90 minutes.
US President Barack Obama responded to interview questions that dissident Cuba blogger Yoani Sanchez posted on her blog, Generation Y.
The star-studded jamboree organized by Latin pop idol Juanes drew the biggest crowd in Cuba since Pope John Paul II visited in 1998.
Cuba will allow Russia to look for oil and gas in its territorial waters. Environmentalists cringe, but the industry says its time for the US to look for more oil in the Gulf of Mexico, too.
But renewed dialogue with the Castro government is likely to start and end with that one issue.
Kendall and Gwendolyn Myers, arrested two weeks ago, made a court appearance Wednesday.