Cuba is the first nation in the world to answer an urgent call for personnel to help stop the spread of Ebola in West Africa and will send 165 medical professionals to Sierra Leone.
Ravelo led the fight in Barrancabermeja, his home city, against right-wing paramilitary domination.
Organizations and activists who have been fighting for freedom for the Cuban Five will descend on Washington D.C. during the week starting Sept. 11, for a series of political actions.
A significant section of the Iraqi public is not willing to let the country split up.
The Cuban Five, arrested by the FBI in Miami on September 12, 1998, were political prisoners; three still are.
A combination of regular Ukrainian military supplemented by private militias organized by right wing political groups had been bombarding the cities of Luhansk and Donetsk.
Troops of the government of President Victor Poroshenko push closer to Lubansk and Donetsk, and casualties rise in disaffected Eastern Ukraine.
Joko Widodo has become the president of Indonesia after winning 53.13 percent of the vote in the country's 2014 presidential election. He will take office Oct. 20.
Argentina has taken the United States to the International Court of Justice in the Hague over a U.S. federal judge's actions in a dispute about bond payments.
When politicians vacation and little action is expected, the words German journalists use for this is "Saure-Gurken-Zeit" or "sour pickle time."