Last week the streets of Havana witnessed their first ever gay pride march. Gianluca Mezzofiore talks to those on the front line of the island's equality movement
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez made a surprise return from Cuba yesterday, stepping off a plane before dawn amid speculation about his fitness to continue in office after surgery to remove a cancerous tumour.
President Hugo Chavez returned to Venezuela from Cuba today, declaring that he felt "fine" as he recovered from surgery that removed a cancerous tumour.
The man who pays his way
The Independent is delighted to be supporting the WOMAD festival again this year, and to celebrate, is offering readers an exclusive 10 per cent off all full priced weekend tickets and day tickets.
Mexico's director of national teams Hector Inaturri has backed the five players suspended for a doping offence to prove their innocence.
Mexico made a commanding start to the defence of their Gold Cup crown as Javier Hernandez hit a hat-trick in a 5-0 win over El Salvador in Texas.
A Chicago property developer amassed the world's biggest movie poster collection. And now it's up for sale. Rob Hastings hears why
Benicio Del Toro has form when it comes to Cuba, having played Che Guevara. Now the brooding actor has chosen the country as the setting for his directing debut. Kaleem Aftab goes on set
It was Muhammad Ali's sanctuary and welcomed all from Sinatra to The Beatles before it was demolished. Now the South Beach institution is back. Steve Bunce pays a visit
Secret documents about detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison reveal new information about some of the men that the United States believes to be terrorists.
As a frail Fidel Castro relinquishes any power, old guard stand firm
On 28 October 1962, the world came as close as it has ever been to nuclear war.
The new Cock's old cock Tennessee Williams season has comprised two short world premieres: one early, and now one late; A Cavalier for Milady, thought to have been written around 1979, is the only published Williams play remaining hitherto unperformed, a real collector's item, and infinitely worth seeing.
Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the self-described mastermind behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks on Manhattan, will be tried by a military tribunal and not the US courts, the Obama administration conceded yesterday, in a capitulation to opponents and a reversal of its vow to rip up President George W Bush's system for handling terror suspects.
President's new policy disappoints the left – but signals determination to win again