At Cuba's only privately run newspaper, it doesn't take much to stop the presses. It's a wonder they even get started.
A B-team of socialist speakers spent Cuba's Revolution Day bashing the United States for everything from its drug consumption to the war in Iraq to its military support for Colombia, portraying Washington as the great villain in world affairs.
President Hugo Chavez threatened on Sunday to halt oil sales to the United States if Venezuela faces any military attack by its U.S.-allied neighbor Colombia.
U.S. diplomats in Havana have told relatives of imprisoned Cuban dissidents that it will be more difficult for them to apply for asylum in America if they first accept a church-brokered deal to trade prison for exile in Spain.
U.S. and Western intelligence agencies assess that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is terminally ill, and the Obama administration is closely watching the expected transition of power.
Nine more Cuban political prisoners will fly this week to freedom in Spain along with about 50 of their relatives, Spain's foreign minister said.
The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has long been a small but important jewel in the crown of America's foreign-policy apparatus. From the Sudanese desert to the labyrinthine bureaucracy of Beijing, USCIRF confronts evil, builds bridges and shines the light on religious persecution.
The 73-year-old great grandson of Alexander Graham Bell was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole for quietly spying for Cuba for nearly a third of a century from inside the State Department.
My friend Andrew Roberts has inherited the title of Historian of the English-Speaking People from Winston Churchill. Churchill wrote his four-volume history up to 1900. Mr. Roberts took up the story from there and has written his stupendous "History of the English-Speaking Peoples Since 1900." I commend it to you.