A large crowd gathered to watch the flag raising; they cheered as the Cuban flag flew over the embassy for the first time in 54 years.
Cuba and the U.S. will soon open embassies in their two capital cities, ending 54 years of no diplomatic relations. Yet normal bi-national relations are unlikely.
The U.S-backed Colombian government has presided over what may be one of the worst cases of mass atrocities perpetrated against innocent populations.
In 1976, speakers at a public program in Hartford, Conn., told the history and paid homage to the homosexuals exterminated in the Nazi concentration and labor camps.
The United States has never ratified the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, which provides the peaceful means to settle disputes.
Sixteen Democratic members have called on Obama to withdraw sanctions on seven Venezuelan government officials.
The Western Hemisphere emerged from the Summit of the Americas with a new alignment of forces.
The U.S. invasion was justified as protecting American lives. Within days, this was changed to "preventing a Communist takeover."
Cuban women occupy 48 percent of the parliament and out of 15 provinces in Cuba, women lead 10.
The possibility of confrontational situations at the summit is now very high, and can only be diffused by the retraction of the anti-Venezuela statement and sanctions.