Too often, sports is considered to be yet another venue that exacerbates divisiveness, exhorts nationalism and further inflames existing tensions.
The incident illustrates the degree to which anti-socialist dissidents in Cuba are linked to important political circles both in the United States and Europe.
Cuba's ambassador to the U.S. has weighed in on the controversy surrounding Alan Gross, a U.S. contractor currently serving a 15-year sentence in that island nation.
And yet normalization of relations with Cuba seems dead in the water. What explains the tenacity of this retrograde policy?
Cuba is advancing a broad-based human rights agenda for LGBT people ahead of the United States.
Oliver Stone interviews Fidel Castro on a wide range of issues.
Rejecting a U.S.-Cuba prisoner exchange, a recent Washington Post editorial brought new visibility to that possibility.
The United States is wrong on Guantanamo in two ways: The occupation of the base violates international law, and prisoners have been tortured and abused.
Despite the valiant attempts by progressive Democrats to pass universal health care, we got the Affordable Care Act that still leaves several million uninsured.
So how can we fix this mess while putting the insurance industry out of business and curbing pharmaceutical industries? I look to Cuba as a model.