Cuba's Raul Castro meets with North Korean diplomat in bid to ease nuclear worries

According to Fox News, "as the nuclear threat from North Korea continues, [Raul Castro] "met with the rogue nation's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho in a bid to diffuse tensions between Pyongyang and Washington."  In the same article by Benjamin Brown, it says that Cuba's foreign minister met with the North Korean envoy and that "by engaging in talks, the ministers sought... the peaceful settlement of disputes,  a [Cuban] ministry statement said."  

Cuba's expected next president starts to take higher profile

The man widely seen as Cuba's next president delivered a defiant rejection of demands for change in the island's single-party system as he participated Sunday in the first in a series of elections expected to end with his taking over from Raul Castro next year.  First Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel said the voting will deliver a message to the world.

The Cuban Left and the Silence

In one week, the Cuban State has launched an attack on a sector of society that, despite everything, refuses to choose between submission, exile or silence.

The Maduro regime is using its control of food to stamp out protests

There’s something vaguely uplifting about the house arrest of Zimbabwe dictator Robert Mugabe last week. But it’s depressing to think that he hung onto power for 37 years, despite hyperinflation and famine in an African nation that was once a major food producer for the continent.