Broader issues than Ukraine are at stake; like it or not, the United States can benefit from a cooperative relationship with Putin's Russia.
At the airport, Gonzalez' wife Rosa Aurora, mother Magali Llort, and two sisters were the first to greet him. Cuban Five prisoner Rene Gonzalez, in Cuba since 2013, was also there.
Demonstrators in Kiev and other areas of Ukraine have apparently succeeded in ousting President Victor Yanukovych from the presidential mansion.
Several European foreign affairs ministers are promising to help Ukraine obtain a loan from the International Monetary Fund.
The right-wing Conservative Party government of Stephen Harper is trying to push through U.S. Republican-style voter suppression legislation in Canada.
Ukraine's coup government issued an arrest warrant for Viktor Yanukovych yesterday, holding him responsible for the deadly clampdown on fascist violence in Kiev.
Gossip and scandal are part of politics; the German media is currently overflowing with these commodities.
The 33 heads of states on hand represented all Western Hemisphere nations south of the Rio Grande River, the region Marti called "Our America."