Obama's embrace of Cuban dissidents allows the Castro regime to to more easily paint any push for greater democracy on the island as part of an imperial agenda.
With Haiti's presidential elections repeatedly postponed amid widespread protests, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged political actors to reject all forms of violence.
Cuban street artist Danilo Maldonado AKA "El Sexto" was released after 10 months in prison for "disrespect toward government officials"—which holds a penalty of three years.
The US government formally removed Cuba from its list of state sponsors of terrorism as a step toward restoring full diplomatic relations. Cuba had been listed since 1982.
Political and economic issues combined to generate an effective two-day general strike that was honored in the capital and some other parts of Haiti.
Police suggest a Haitian immigrant was killed to keep him from giving evidence on another murder, but the crime looked a lot like a racist lynching from the Jim Crow era.
Union organizers say three apparel companies have finally agreed to pay the legal minimum wage and even to provide some of the retroactive pay owed to workers.
A law passed last year was supposed to help Dominicans of Haitian descent regain citizenship, but rights advocates say "administrative hurdles" have sabotaged the process.
US-backed President Martelly got caught passing out bribes to reporters in December. Unfortunately, the practice is nothing new in Haiti.
Haiti's political class once again failed to end its paralysis, and now the country lacks a legislature. The "international community" seems OK with the situation.
With the release of Norberto González Claudio, Oscar López Rivera seems to be the last of the independentista prisoners still held in behind bars in the US.
A US court has ruled that the UN can't be sued for actions by its "peacekeepers"—even for starting a deadly epidemic—unless the UN decides to waive its immunity.