Pope Benedict XVI recently made an "Apostolic Journey" to Mexico and the Republic of Cuba
Cuban Council of State Vice President Marino Murillo Jorge journeyed to Beijing in late February for a "working visit."
While the Congress concentrated on recommendations applying to Cuba's economy, the conference dealt mostly with Party functioning.
Some 80 participants attended from the U.S., Mexico, Cuba, Brazil, and Uruguay.
Cuban President Raul Castro told reporters that, "For the first time in history we will have an organization of Our America."
It was first time in 10 years that the U.S. has permitted Cuba's highest ranking diplomat to travel away from the Washington D.C. area.
Rene Gonzalez Sehwerert, one of the Cuban Five, imprisoned by the U.S. on spying charges, was released from a federal prison today after 13 years behind bars.
In its efforts to upend the Cuban Revolution, the U.S. government has, in recent years, relied upon providing financial support for internal opposition groups.
Thirty-five years ago was a day of horror in the Caribbean, when two bombs exploded on a Cuban airliner, which fell into the sea off Barbados.
From the vantage point of Cuban solidarity activists in the U.S., U.K. trade unionists deserve special credit because they've taken the lead in speaking out for the Cuba Five in Britain.