Cuba's government Friday disputed claims made by the attorney for imprisoned State Department contractor Alan Gross that his client's health is declining rapidly in a Cuban jail.
CNN's Brian Todd reports on the arrest and disappearance of a Cuban dissident after he testified before Congress.
It started with an unscheduled phone call to an evening TV show.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is battling cancer. Health problems began to pop up for him a year ago. Here are some key dates, according to government statements, local media accounts and CNN reporting:
Cuba President Raul Castro removed two longtime government leaders loyal to his brother Fidel and promoted younger technocrats, according to state-run media and a U.S. analyst.
A Cuban prisoner who went on hunger strike to protest his arrest for taking part in a demonstration died Thursday, according to other dissidents in the country.
A group of Cuban exiles will host a fireworks show for Cubans on Friday night, but supporters of the Cuban leaders see it as a U.S.-backed attempt to destabilize the communist island.
CNN's Political Team has insider tips on what to watch for at the debates preceding the 2012 presidential election.
It used to be said that if the American economy sneezed, Latin America and the Caribbean would catch a cold.
It was the year 2000. Standing at attention, a relatively unknown Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, only 18 months after taking office, was positioned right next to one of the world's most-controversial dictators.
CNN's Hala Gorani talks to Eric Farnsworth about the recent public appearance of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro ended a long writing hiatus Monday, penning a three-page essay printed in state media slamming U.S. President Barack Obama's speech to the United Nations last week.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who is undergoing cancer treatment in Cuba, said Friday he is recuperating and thankful that former Cuban President Fidel Castro pushed him to seek additional care.
With no heir-apparent to Venezuela's presidency waiting in the wings, politicians are jockeying for power as President Hugo Chavez undergoes medical treatment in Cuba, analysts said.
Doctors in Cuba detected and removed a cancerous tumor from Hugo Chavez's body, the Venezuelan president announced in a speech broadcast on state-run VTV Thursday night.
Venezuela's state-run television network aired video images Tuesday of President Hugo Chavez meeting with former Cuban leader Fidel Castro.
Cuban leader Raul Castro vows to rejuvenate leadership and the economy. Shasta Darlington reports.
Cuba denied on Monday that the recent death of a dissident was caused by a police beating and accused "counterrevolutionaries" and the foreign media of "fabricating lies."
Raul Castro officially succeeds his older brother as Cuban Communist Party leader. CNN's Shasta Darlington reports.
Cuba's Communist Party elected President Raul Castro on Tuesday to succeed his older brother Fidel Castro as head of the country's highest political body and only legal party.
Cuban President Raul Castro on Saturday proposed setting term limits for public office in a country where two brothers have ruled for more than 50 years.
Venezuela has dismissed as "farce" a Texas jury's decision to acquit Cuban exile Luis Posada Carriles on charges of lying to U.S. immigration officials.
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter urges the Cuban government to free an American contractor sentenced to jail in Cuba.
Ten Cuban prisoners -- including a doctor nominated last month for the Nobel Peace Prize -- will be released from prison, the Roman Catholic Church said .
Cuban dissidents remember hunger striker on first anniversary of his death. CNN's Shasta Darlington reports.
In October, CNN's Max Foster talked to Shasta Darlington about Cuba's attempts to revitalize its economy.
As Havana prepares for its first Communist Party Congress in 14 years in April, the United States should seize the opportunity to positively influence the economic blueprint the party is expected to approve.
Former Cuban president Fidel Castro marked the 50th anniversary of the country's neighborhood watch-dog network on Tuesday with an hour long speech in front of tens of thousands of cheering onlookers in the Cuban capital.
Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro said he acknowledges the persecution of gays and lesbians during the Revolution in his country, according to a newspaper interview published Tuesday.
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is expected to leave Havana on Friday after a series of meetings with Cuban officials, including the country's foreign minister.
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson wrapped up a week-long trade mission to Cuba Thursday, a trip in which he also pursued another goal -- bringing about the release of a jailed U.S. contractor.
Fidel Castro is back in the limelight on his birthday, but is he making a comeback? CNN's Shasta Darlington reports.
Fidel Castro spoke to Cuba's Parliament in his first institutional appearance in years. CNN's Shasta Darlington reports.
Cuba commemorated the 57th anniversary Monday of the attack that started Fidel Castro's revolution, but President Raul Castro did not speak, unlike in the previous three years.
Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro appeared on the island's state-run television for the second time in less than a week on Friday, using the forum to again blast U.S. arms policy.
The United States is pushing for what would become nuclear wars against Iran and North Korea, former Cuban leader Fidel Castro said in a rare televised interview Monday.
Former Cuban President Fidel Castro appears on state-run TV in a rare appearance.
Images appearing to show former Cuban President Fidel Castro surfaced Saturday on a pro-government blog, which claims the photos were taken Wednesday.
Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas ends his months-long hunger strike. CNN's David Ariosto reports.
Cuba's Roman Catholic church has identified 12 more jailed dissidents who are expected to be freed in what would be the largest Cuban prisoner release in more than a decade.
Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas said Thursday he ended his months-long hunger strike after the nation's Roman Catholic Church announced Wednesday that the Cuban government will soon release 52 political prisoners.
The number of political prisoners held in Cuba has dropped by 34 inmates since January, the island's unofficial commission on human rights and national reconciliation reported Monday.
Amnesty International report accuses Cuba of creating a climate of fear among journalists. CNN's David Ariosto reports.
Cuba has created a "climate of fear" among political activists and journalists working on the island nation, according to a report released Wednesday by the human rights group Amnesty International.
Cuban authorities released political dissident Darsi Ferrer this week. CNN's David Ariosto reports.
Juanita Castro Ruz, sister of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro and Cuban President Raul Castro, is undergoing radiation treatment in Miami, Florida, for lung cancer, her spokeswoman told CNN.
CNN's David Ariosto reports on Cuba moving jailed dissidents to prisons closer to their families.
Cuba has begun moving some of its jailed dissidents to prisons that are closer to their homes, according to Elizardo Sanchez, head of Cuba's independent Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation.
Cuba's Roman Catholic cardinal says he's in talks with Cuban leader Raul Castro to free some jailed dissidents.
Cuba's sugar harvest this year is the worst it's been since 1905, the country's state-run daily newspaper reported.
Thousands packed Havana's Revolution Square on Saturday for International Workers' Day, drawing hordes of Cuban demonstrators, spectators, and trade unionists from around the world -- including the United States and the United Kingdom.
The head of Cuba's Catholic Church urged Havana to reconcile differences with its nemesis Washington as one step in averting the worst crisis that has befallen the communist island in recent times.
Faced with international criticism over hunger-striking dissidents, President Raul Castro on Sunday said Cuba refused to give in to blackmail and accused the United States and Europe of launching "the most ferocious" media campaign against the island nation in decades.
Hundreds of pro-government demonstrators in Havana, Cuba, chanted "this street belongs to Fidel" as they surrounded a slow-moving march of human rights protesters Thursday.
Cuba's Tropicana cabaret is still going strong 70 years later. CNN's Shasta Darlington reports.
In Latin America, Cuba stands out as one of the most effective deployers of soft power. Rather than exporting revolution, Cuba today exports doctors -- with more than 30,000 Cuban doctors working in more than 100 underdeveloped countries around the world.
CNN's Shasta Darlington reports on the complex relationship between Cuba and President Obama.
The cake has been cut. The guests have all gone home. And now, even the honeymoon may be over.
The brief detention in Havana, Cuba, last week of a Portland, Oregon, church group comes on the heels of the detention of an American contractor and could indicate an increasingly chilly reception for some American visitors, according to the church travelers.
U.S. diplomats gained access this week to an American subcontractor detained earlier this month by Cuban authorities, the U.S. Interests Section in Havana said Tuesday.
Cuba's president is accusing Washington of trying to undermine the Cuban government. CNN's Shasta Darlington reports.
The United States is out to destabilize Cuba, President Raul Castro charged Sunday in an address to the National Assembly.
Latin America's leftist leaders ended a two-day summit in Havana with some tough words for the United States.
An American citizen has been detained in Cuba for the past week, the U.S. State Department said Saturday.
A few hundred pro-government demonstrators swarmed Havana's streets on Thursday, encircling a small group of female protesters marching in support of International Human Rights Day.
CNN's Shasta Darlington takes a look at complex race relations in Cuba.
A group of prominent African-Americans has challenged Cuba's race record, accusing the island nation of harassing its black citizens and cracking down on civil rights activists.
Cuba's Communist government scales back subsidies as the economic crisis hits home. CNN's Shasta Darlington reports.
Since it was created in 1962 the ration book has been an integral part of life for millions of Cubans giving them access to cheap food basics which they would otherwise be unable to afford.
Cuba is wrapping up its biggest military exercises in five years, saying it wants to be prepared in the event of a U.S. invasion.
Christiane Amanpour looks how things are changing between the U.S. and Europe's policies toward Cuba.
A European Union commissioner Monday told CNN's Christiane Amanpour that Europe's policy toward Cuba in the future will place less emphasis on human rights in the island nation than now.
A former State Department employee and his wife, accused of illegally aiding the government of Cuba for nearly 30 years, pleaded guilty Friday to federal charges.
Veteran American softball players fly to Havana for some sports diplomacy. CNN's Shasta Darlington reports.
Raul Castro's government in Cuba continues to repress civil rights and persecute dissenters three years after he became the communist nation's top leader, Human Rights Watch says in a report released Wednesday.
A former State Department analyst and his wife have a court date Thursday as a federal judge reviews their possible trial on charges of spying for Cuba.
For the 18th year in a row, the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday voted to condemn the 47-year embargo against Cuba by the United States.
Juanita Castro, the younger sister of Cuban leaders Fidel and Raul Castro, worked for the CIA during some crucial years of the Cold War, she says in her new memoir.
Fidel Castro's moratorium on car purchases means no clutter on Havana's streets. CNN's Shasta Darlington reports.
Cuba denies blogger permission to travel to U.S. to get a journalism prize. CNN's Shasta Darlington reports.
A senior American diplomat had high-level talks with the Cuban government in Havana, the State Department said Tuesday.
CNN's Soledad Obrien is in Havana for a concert with top Latin music stars. The message: Peace.
The United States and Cuba should show some flexibility and take steps to improve relations, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said Friday during a weeklong trade mission to the island nation.
CNN's Shasta Darlington reports on New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson's week-long trip to Cuba.
Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro criticized President Obama for expanding the war effort in Afghanistan, but Castro also mildly praised Obama's domestic initiatives, such as health care reform.
CNN's Shasta Darlington reports on the state of the Communist Party Congress in Cuba.
Havana is ready and willing to start a dialogue with Washington, Cuban President Raul Castro said in a speech to parliament Saturday, but warned that political and regime change are not up for negotiation.
Cuban President Raúl Castro has postponed what would be the first Communist Party Congress since 1997, state media reported Friday.
Talks on migration between the United States and Cuba will resume Tuesday in New York, the U.S. State Department said in a statement.
A federal judge Wednesday questioned a decision by a former U.S. State Department employee and his wife to use the same team of attorneys to fight charges of spying for Cuba.
A former State Department employee and his wife, who are accused of spying for Cuba for nearly 30 years, will remain in jail as they await trial, a judge ruled Wednesday.
Cuba will not rejoin the Organization of American States, even though the multinational organization has lifted the 47-year-old suspension of the country's membership, a Cuban official said Thursday.
The U.S. has offered to resume immigration talks with the government of Cuba, a State Department official said Friday.
If Americans wonder what it's like to travel to Cuba, just ask a Canadian.
Is the 47 year embargo on Cuba working against U.S. interests? CNN's Jim Acosta reports from Havana.
President Obama misinterpreted Cuban President Raúl Castro's offer to start talks with the United States, Castro's brother Fidel said Wednesday, appearing to dismiss the U.S. leader's call for Cuba to release political prisoners.
At the Summit of the Americas, President Obama signals a desire to move US-Cuban relations in a new direction.
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