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Cuban piano maestro Chucho Valdés is a supreme example of that very Latin combination of virtues which, in more northerly latitudes, (...)

“Havana was a European city longer than any other in the western hemisphere and it still shows.” Photograph: Roxana Gonzalez/Getty Images

Brigadier general Alexander O’Reilly, the Dubliner who had quit his country and joined the Flight of the Wild Geese, had a great deal to do on (...)

Protesters  in orange prison uniforms   demand the release of Yemenis detained at Guantanamo Bay, outside the US embassy in Sanaa earlier this month. The detention camp   in eastern Cuba holds 166 men captured in counterterrorism operations. Nearly all have been held for 11 years without charge. Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

A growing hunger strike at the Guantanamo detention camp in Cuba has pushed the US Navy to send extra medical personnel there, while the Amer(...)

Venezuela’s president-elect Nicolas Maduro holds up a photograph of Jose Luis Ponce, a supporter killed on Monday's post-election street violence. Photograph: Marcelo Garcia/Reuters

With Venezuela’s opposition still refusing to recognise the results of Sunday’s presidential election,(...)

Venezuelans pose with their ink-stained fingers after voting for the successor of late president Hugo Chavez, in Caracas . Photograph: Tomas Bravo/Reuters.

Venezuelans lined up today to vote whether to honour Hugo Chavez's dying wish for a long-time loyalist to continue his hardline socialism or ha(...)

A file image from March of the  entrance to Camp VI, a prison used to house detainees at the US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay. Photograph: Reuters

Weeks of mounting tensions between the military and detainees at the wartime prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, escalated into violence last night(...)

American singer Beyonce and her husband rapper Jay-Z leaving their hotel in Havana at the beginning of April. The visit was a cultural trip that was fully licensed by the US treasury department, a source familiar with the trip said. Photograph: Enrique De La Osa/Reuters

Jay-Z and Beyoncé, the first couple of the US music industry, have come under fire from Republican lawmakers for a three-night(...)

Saying he spoke as a friend, Fidel Castro wrote in Cuban state media that North Korea had shown the world its technical prowess and now it was time to remember its duties to others. Photograph: Marcelino Vazquez/Reuters

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro warned ally North Korea against war yesterday and described the tensions on the Korean peninsula as one of the(...)

An unidentified prisoner reads a newspaper in a communal cellblock at Camp VI, a prison used to house detainees at Guantanamo Bay

More prisoners at Guantánamo Bay have joined a growing hunger strike that their lawyers say reflects hopelessness about their prospects of ever(...)

Henrique Capriles, Venezuela's opposition leader and governor of Miranda state, addresses the media in Caracas yesterday. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters.

Venezuelean presidential candidates Nicolas Maduro and Henrique Capriles have begun the election race with scathing personal attacks even as mo(...)

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