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Obama and Castro: Closer, But No Cigar

Marwan Bishara | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Marwan Bishara

The handshake could've paved the way to the mutual unclenching of fists. A courtesy that would lead to diplomacy. Shaking the tired old way of doing politics. But it seems neither side is ready for the next big step.

Cuba: The CELAC Summit and Its Challenges

Arturo Lopez Levy | Posted 04.05.2014 | Latino Voices
Arturo Lopez Levy

The presence in Havana of an overwhelming majority of the heads of state of Latin America and the Caribbean confirmed the gap between Washington and the rest of the continent with respect to Cuba.

World Leaders Line Up To Meet With Fidel Castro

AP | PETER ORSI | Posted 01.31.2014 | Latino Voices

HAVANA (AP) — Fidel Castro has lived mostly out of the public eye since a near-fatal illness in 2006 forced his retirement after nearly five decades...

This World Leader Really Doesn't Like Wearing Suits

AP | PETER ORSI | Posted 01.30.2014 | Latino Voices

HAVANA (AP) — War! Imperialism! Formal attire! One after another, the leaders of Latin America and the Caribbean denounced the ills of the world at ...

Castro Calls For Regional Unity, Without U.S.

AP | PETER ORSI | Posted 03.31.2014 | World

HAVANA (AP) — Cuban President Raul Castro called on Latin American and Caribbean leaders Tuesday to work together on pressing regional problems at a...

Cuban Regime 'Cleans Up' Opposition for CELAC Summit

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 03.30.2014 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The streets where the presidential caravans will pass will be touched up, the asphalt addressed, the potholes and poverty hidden. The real Havana is disguised under another stage-set city, as if the dirt -- accumulated for decades -- was covered by a colorful and ephemeral tapestry.

What Cristina Fernández And Fidel Castro Did When They Met Up This Week

Posted 01.28.2014 | Latino Voices

Cristina Fernández has not only returned to the public eye -- she's fully embracing Twitter. After a 40-day silence following her head surgery, t...

OAS Head Arrives At Regional Summit In Cuba As Observer

AP | ANDREA RODRIGUEZ | Posted 01.28.2014 | Latino Voices

HAVANA (AP) — The secretary-general of the Organization of American States arrived in Cuba on Monday to attend a regional summit, in an unusual enco...

Latin American Leaders Meet In Cuba To Discuss Poverty And Inequality

AP | ANDREA RODRIGUEZ | Posted 01.27.2014 | Latino Voices

HAVANA (AP) — Leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean began arriving in Cuba on Sunday to talk about poverty and inequality at a summit of a fl...

Cuban Regime 'Cleans Up' Before Foreign Dignitaries Arrive

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 03.25.2014 | Miami
Yoani Sanchez

When Pope Benedict XVI visited the Island, hundreds of beggars, prostitutes and dissidents were "taken out of circulation." The phone company, Cubacel, also did its part, cutting service to 500 users across the country. Now, the second Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) is coming our way, to be held in January in Havana.

Raul Castro Maintains Hard Line Toward U.S. and European Union

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 01.08.2014 | World
Yoani Sanchez

It does not sound, then, like an adiós to the former fellow travelers who put their shoulders, and pockets, to the wheel to sustain this system for decades. Who, then, is this "anyone" whom Raul Castro strips of any chance to make demands?

Is the Trans-Pacific Partnership the Solution to Latin America's Fractured Trade Regime?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.16.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

Many hope an agreement on the TPP will provide a much-needed boost to a still prostrate global economy, but what is being widely hailed as profound progress in the evolution of trade integration globally is having the opposite effect in Latin America.

Raul Castro Claims 'There Are No Drugs in Cuba'

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 04.01.2013 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Blue elephants, clay roads, arms stretching to the horizon. Escape, fly, jump out the window without getting hurt... to the very abyss, were the sensations pursued by so many teenagers far from their parents, living under the few ethical values conveyed to us by the teachers.

Castro Assumes CELAC Presidency

AP | LUIS ANDRES HENAO | Posted 01.29.2013 | Latino Voices

SANTIAGO, Chile -- Cuban President Raul Castro assumed the presidency of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States on Monday in a demonstra...

New Latin American Organization Aims To Strengthen Regional Integration

AP | CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKER | Posted 02.01.2012 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — South American independence hero Simon Bolivar once dreamed of unifying several nations as a counterweight to their powerfu...