In elections September 26 for the National Assembly, the slate led by President Hugo Chavez' Venezuelan United Socialist Party (PSUV) took 98 of the 165 seats in contention.
Cuba announced a half million lay-offs this week. International affairs writer Emile Schepers gives some context and history to the announcement.
On September 3 as drizzle gave way to early morning sun, ex- President Fidel Castro, "Commander of the Cuban Revolution," discussed the threat of worldwide war
Revolutionary Cuba, no stranger to big problems, now faces another major challenge: agricultural production.