Revolutionary Cuba, no stranger to big problems, now faces another major challenge: agricultural production.
The International Labor Organization issued a report August 12 indicating that at the end of 2009 81 million people between 15 and 24 years of age were unemployed, up from 11.9 percent in 2007 to 13 percent last year.
Fidel on Obama, Bolivia's economy, Australian uranium mining, Kenyan constitution, UN and climate change, France vs. Roma.
The Cuban Five will never be as famous in the United States as John Brown, and their struggle is entirely different, but they and he put ideals and ethics first.
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.