It was a rare political moment: the US Secretary of State paying a compliment to Cuba. But that’s what happened Friday when John Kerry commended Cuba's role in West Africa, where the island nation has sent more health workers than any other country — and plans to send even more in the coming weeks.
After more than half a century, the stars and stripes are flying in Havana, Cuba, once more. Secretary of State John Kerry presided over a flag raising ceremony at the newly re-opened US Embassy to Cuba Friday morning. A hopeful sign of change to come? One Cuban dissident is not so sure.
Venezuela's Chavista regime took power nearly 20 years ago, causing people to flee to the US. Today, some of those immigrants — and some still at home — say economic and political conditions in their country are similar, or worse, than they were in Cuba in the 1960s.
Brazil is investing nearly a billion dollars in Cuba's new state-of-the art deep sea port and free trade zone. The BBC's Sarah Rainsford in Havana says both nations are planning for a time when Washington has lifted trade sanctions on the socialist nation.
Images of Cuba are usually beautiful: bright pastel colors, warm tropical weather and the bright blue hue of the ocean. But prisoners at Guantanamo can't see any of that, even though it's right outside. Photographer Debi Cornwall went to the prison to capture those contradictions on film.
The Winter Olympics has put a spotlight on Russia's anti-LGBT laws and practices. One gay Russian decided he had seen enough when new laws were passed this summer, so he took the risky course of entering the US illegally to seek asylum.
When we think of Cuban exiles we think of Miami, but new Cuban migrants are looking elsewhere for work and housing. In Pittsburgh, one Cuban woman opened her house to more recent arrivals to help them get settled.