It remains to be seen whether, or how, the United States might respond with a reciprocal gesture that could begin to thaw the long-frozen relations between the two governments.
The Venezuelan government and news media have announced the arrest, and extradition to Cuba, of accused Salvadoran terrorist Francisco Chavez Abarca.
Spanish workers battle austerity, lead poisoning in Nigeria, Israel seeks more military aid, Venezuela cuts military spending, China hears labor demands, Cuba boosts Internet access.
When does a stink become one stink too much? That becomes an issue with Luis Posada and with the Cuban Five.
Joblessness up in Europe, displaced in Iraq, politics in Nepal, union-busting in Costa Rica, women appeal re Cuban 5.
Updates on Cuba, Romania, Bolivia, Palestine, Kenya, India.
As a U.S. and European media campaign, orchestrated particularly by right wing Spanish publications, reached full throttle, José Luis Centella demanded an end to the European Union's so-called "Common Position," which conditions any full European opening to the island on Cuban protection of human rights.
The April 30 issue of the journal "Science" documents both Cuban health care accomplishments and harm to Cubans' health from the U.S. economic blockade.
Afghanistan's women and children, Greece and arms dealers, Egypt's protest upsurge, South African transport strike, Ecuador's water, Cuba's no-nukes stand.
In Somalia, soldiers aren't getting paid, Spain's jobless rate soars, Cuba celebrates May Day, students in Puerto Rico strike against privatization, and the United Nations reports on press freedom.