Regions / Cuba
The Senate's leading Cuba hawks place the island--which they have never visited--at the center of every U.S. policy question on Latin America.
A government-sponsored program to educate visiting Cuban students at U.S. universities has been hijacked by right-wing Cuban-American groups.
Though Western leaders now lionize Nelson Mandela, the only leaders who stood up for his struggle when it counted were those most demonized by the West.
The Obama administration says it wants to improve U.S. ties with Cuba, but its own policies are preventing the country from keeping its diplomatic facilities open.
Recent events suggest that Cubans might feel freer to speak out than they have in the past.
America's foreign policy hawks are no longer counting on Iran to collapse, but North Korea and Cuba remain the "Teetering Twosome."
Nelson Mandela has long enjoyed the support of Fidel Castro, and many right-wing Cuban Americans have never forgiven the anti-apartheid leader for it.
As the Guantanamo hunger strike widens, the president deflects blame.
Come off it--Cuba is not a 'state sponsor of terrorism.'
The opportunity to redesign U.S. policy towards Cuba will not last forever.