Peace talks between the government and the FARC rebels now seem certain to produce a final accord ending half a century of conflict.
Millions of Cubans have turned to the underground economy to replace or supplement the meager wages of their state-sponsored jobs, as government employment on the communist island continues to pay notoriously poorly.
Natalie Mistral joined Colombia's biggest rebel group, the FARC, in 2001. VICE News recently talked to the 42-year-old guerrilla fighter about her life, now that the group's leaders are poised to sign a peace deal ending 50 years of conflict.
The United States approved scheduled flights to Cuban cities other than Havana from five US cities, with service starting as soon as this fall, the US Transportation Department said in a statement on Friday.
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The group of six Cubans, one of whom was pregnant, landed on the beach after nine days at sea.
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Among the prisoners being transferred is Tariq Ba Odah, whose eight-year hunger strike led to intensified scrutiny of the treatment that Guantanamo's detainees are subject to.
While talks continue with the FARC, Colombia and its smaller rebel force ELN announced Wednesday they will also begin formal peace negotiations.
In a 1,500-word letter titled 'Brother Obama' the former Cuban leader and revolutionary was not pleased with the American President's recent visit.
Thawing relations between the US and Cuba promise a flood of unprecedented business opportunities on the island. But after enduring shake-downs, seized assets, and even prison, some who've done business in Cuba tell a cautionary tale.
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Gitmo is one of the few places in the world that are under the rule of law but still not really anyone's property, making it both a weird legal outlier and a unique asset.
The visit is seen as a triumph for President Macri’s efforts to rebuild relations with the US after a chilly 12 years, but has also rekindled painful memories of US support for the military dictatorship that took power in Argentina exactly 40 years ago.
The secretary of state’s meeting with leaders of the FARC rebel group in Havana added to the sense that a peace accord ending 50 years of civil war in Colombia is close, and not all Colombians are happy about that.
Castro made the rare step of taking questions from journalists during Obama's historic visit, and he angrily demanded to be shown a list of political prisoners when asked about human rights.
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The US president made history when he touched down in Havana on Sunday afternoon, but Cuba's long history of silencing political dissidents looms large during the visit.
Brazil’s government has declared “war” on the Aedes aegypti mosquito but conditions have changed since the country eliminated the insect in 1958, when it was spreading yellow fever.
Eight years after he first vowed to close the detention facility at Guantanamo, Obama delivered a long-awaited plan Tuesday that offered little in the way of new ideas.
President Obama will become the first sitting president to visit Cuba in nearly 90 years, marking one more step toward the normalization of relations between the US and Cuba.
On Tuesday, US and Cuban officials met in Havana to do away with long-standing barriers that banned regular US commercial carriers from operating on the island, allowing Americans to soon purchase a plane ticket from the US to Cuba.
Hillary Clinton Was Warned of Possible Terror Attacks in Latin America by Confidant Sidney Blumenthal
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The communication was among 550 emails released on Saturday by the State Department, which was ordered by a federal judge to release the documents following a lawsuit by VICE News.