| Dec 17, 2014
| 12:19 PM
When Cuba’s most affluent citizens fled Fidel Castro and his leftist revolutionaries after they took power on New Year’s Day 1959, they sought refuge by the thousands in southern Florida with the expectation that they’d be back home...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 4:51 PM
It was a handshake a year ago at Nelson Mandela’s funeral, and this week it was a long phone call.
President Obama and his Cuban counterpart, Raul Castro, have taken the strongest steps ever toward ending more than half a century of antagonist...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 1:31 PM
Although President Barack Obama is taking the credit for the historic deal to reverse decades of U.S. policy toward Cuba, when Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, she was the main architect of the new policy and pushed far harder for a deal than the...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 6:05 AM
When Geoffrey Baker, a music professor at Royal Holloway, University of London, traveled to Venezuela to work on a book about El Sistema, he was expecting to write a predictably upbeat account of the country's much lauded classical-music education system....
| Nov 27, 2014
| 4:44 PM
Venezuelan opposition leader Maria Corina Machado on Thursday vowed to continue her political protests after officials ordered her to face charges of conspiracy to murder the nation's president, an accusation she denied.
Machado, 47, a former member...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 12:26 PM
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro lambasted Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Friday and ordered a revision of bilateral ties over his call for an opponent of Maduro to be released from jail.
The conservative Rajoy met the...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 10:19 AM
Venezuela, Malaysia, Angola and New Zealand won seats on the United Nations Security Council on Thursday for two years beginning Jan. 1, 2015, while Spain beat Turkey in a third round of run-off voting.
The 193-member U.N. General Assembly elected ...
| Oct 6, 2014
Nicolas Maduro, president of Venezuela, took out a full page in the Sept. 28 edition of the New York Times, proposing to build a new United Nations Organization to achieve "all together the total peace" by "strengthening the General Secretariat, ending...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 12:04 PM
Venezuela’s currency, the bolivar, hit a new low on black market exchanges Tuesday, and President Nicolas Maduro has lashed out at international air carriers for waging “economic war” in trying to collect the $3.5 billion the...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 5:10 PM
CARACAS (Reuters) - A painting believed to be a 1925 work by French artist Henri Matisse worth around $3 million was returned to Venezuela from the United States on Monday more than a decade after it was stolen from a museum in Caracas, Venezuela's...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 12:43 PM
Supporters of Venezuela's late socialist leader Hugo Chavez on Monday unveiled yet another novel way of keeping his memory alive - a font for typing in "El Comandante's" handwriting style.
The distinctive 'ChavezPro' font was launched by a group of young...