Venezuela’s Maduro Now Scheduled to Make His Annual Report Today

January 21, 2015 | 1 Comment »

If President Maduro is hoping to make people lose all confidence in his government, it is one of the things he is doing quickly and successfully. He has postponed his Annual Report for 2014 a second time. Now it is reset for this afternoon.

Cuba-US Talks Begin in Havana

January 21, 2015 | 9 comments

There are unusual images to be seen these days in Havana. US flags flying on balconies in the heart of the Cuban capital, for example, or the arrival of many US visitors and journalists to cover a historic negotiation between the governments of Washington and Havana that opens today.

British Company under Investigation for Offering Services to Guantanamo Base

January 20, 2015 | 18 comments

Internationally recognized agencies such as Amnesty International and Scotland Yard have undertaken an investigation into individuals who allegedly participated in acts of torture carried out in Cuba.

Uruguayan President Mujica Gives Stranded Worker a Lift

January 16, 2015 | No Comments »

A Uruguayan worker reported today that, while stranded on the highway, he was picked up and given a lift by none other than the country’s president, Jose Mujica, and his wife, senator Lucia Topolanski.

Cuban MD Who Recovered from Ebola Returns to Sierra Leone

January 15, 2015 | 1 Comment »

Cuban medical doctor Felix Baez Sarria has kept his promise and returned to Africa to rejoin the battle against the Ebola outbreak.

Venezuela Opposition Leader Says Maduro Gov. in “Terminal Phase”

January 15, 2015 | 4 comments

Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles declared today that Nicolas Maduro’s government is in a “terminal phase,” pinned against a corner by the severe drop in oil prices, DPA reported.

Cuba Frees Last of 53 Political Prisoners

January 12, 2015 | 4 comments

The US government said today that Cuba has completed the release of the 53 political prisoners agreed upon between Washington and Havana in December, but declined to give their names, reported dpa news.

Venezuela, Endless Lines for Basic Products

January 12, 2015 | 11 comments

I preferred to take pictures of supermarkets in the less pretty side of Caracas, the side where, presumably, the majority are Chavistas; where people wouldn’t be swayed by false alarms of a national strike, much less join a call from the opposition to buy up everything you find in supermarkets. (18 photos)

Long Lines Everywhere as Shortages Worsen in Venezuela

January 9, 2015 | 2 comments

Venezuela entered the new year with long lines of buyers in search of basic food, hygiene and medical products, the mark of worsening shortages the country has been facing for two years and now involve police operatives mobilized to maintain public order.

Major Developments in Cuba for 2014

January 2, 2015 | 2 comments

Below, readers will find 12 highly important events that made headlines and had a significant impact on Cuba and Cubans during 2014. These were selected on the basis of their impact on the country’s political, economic and cultural spheres.