Celebrations erupted Monday in Caracas as news spread that President Hugo Chavez had returned to Venezuela after receiving cancer treatment in Cuba. Ray Suarez discusses the nation’s recent political struggles with Moises Naim of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Michael Shifter of the Inter-American Dialogue. Continue reading
In other news Tuesday, the Syrian government ended 50 years of emergency rule, but security forces in Homs opened fire on protesters staging a sit-in. At least 17 people were reportedly killed. In Libya, government forces continued shelling Misrata as rebels appealed to NATO for more assistance. Continue reading
President Barack Obama issued an executive order Monday, reversing a two-year ban on military trials for suspected terrorists being held at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Scott Shane of The New York Times for more on the administration’s policy shift. Continue reading
Cuba — its past, present and future — sits comfortably in a category, along with abortion, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and now global climate change, of difficult stories to tell. No matter what the reporter writes, he or she is going … Continue reading
On Wednesday’s NewsHour, Ray Suarez wraps up his series on Cuba with a look at its medical diplomacy efforts around the world. HAVANA, Cuba | In an old naval academy on Havana’s western shore, thousands of low-income students from around … Continue reading
Ray Suarez wraps up his series on Cuba with a look at a “medical diplomacy” program that offers medical school education to low-income students from around the world. Continue reading
The grand lobby of Havana’s historic Hotel Nacional de Cuba was humming with activity earlier this month as documentary filmmakers, directors, actors and producers from around Latin America gathered to pay homage to their craft at the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema.