Nov 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.
Oct 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.
Oct 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.
Oct 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.
Aug 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.
Jul 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.
Apr 9, 2013 — Two U.S. representatives had complained that the couple's trip was tourism, which is prohibited by U.S. law.
Feb 15, 2013 — The pictures were the first of Chávez during his 68-day absence. The Venezuelan commander is in Cuba for cancer treatment.
Jan 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.
Dec 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.