Dr. Oscar Quijano touched his pinky to the hole in the head of the latest skeleton brought to the metal slab before him.
Cuba welcomed President Obama’s decision to remove the island nation from the list of states that sponsor terrorism -- a list on which “Cuba never should have been included,” a senior Cuban official said.
When Guadalupe Vasquez became pregnant at 17 after being raped by a neighbor of the house where she worked as a maid, she decided she wanted the baby. She even picked out a name: Gabriel.
For the first time in more than half a century, the presidents of the United States and Cuba met face to face Saturday, formalizing their joint bid to restore diplomatic ties and break from the nations’ Cold War past, an effort President Obama said could be a “turning point” for the region.
After a late-night handshake and an exchange of pleasantries, Presidents Obama and Raul Castro were expected Saturday to sit down to an extended face-to-face meeting, the first such encounter between the United States and Cuba in more than half a century.
The White House expected to bask in good wishes at the two-day Summit of the Americas for its historic opening to Cuba, but President Obama will face a problem: Venezuela.
Even before the Summit of the Americas got started here Friday, Presidents Obama and Raul Castro got on the phone.
The Summit of the Americas gathering of the Western Hemisphere’s leaders here was supposed to be notable for the gradually improving relations between the United States and Cuba.