Adriana Perez, wife of Gerardo Hernandez, and Olga Salanueva, wife of Rene Gonzalez, requested UN intervention on human rights grounds to be able to visit their husbands (two of the five imprisoned Cubans known collectively as the Cuban 5) whom they have not seen in over a decade.
Paraguay interests the U.S. government now because it's close to unruly Bolivia, because of oil deposits, the Guaraní fresh water aquifer, and lawlessness in the tri-border area.
On February 3 in Cuba, 7, 877 906 voters cast two ballots - one for provincial assembly delegates and the other for local deputies to the National Assembly.
The Cuban government announced new policies on foreign travel from Cuba to take effect January 14, 2013. Cubans may leave the island for any purpose on presentation of a valid passport and an entry visa,
The Obama administration is in the middle of a major shift a "strategic pivot" says the Oval Office, in two regions of the world: Asia and Africa.
In South America, progressive advances continue, despite the coup in Honduras and electoral defeats in Panama, Costa Rica and Chile.