The uproar over the scandalous behavior of U.S. Secret Service agents, combined with front-page reporting of Secretary of State Clinton’s late-night party at a local salsa club appear to have drowned out more serious coverage of last weekend’s sixth Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia.

Maybe it’s for the better. There isn’t much positive news to report—at least from a U.S. perspective.

Mexican President Felipe Calderón may have been impressed by President Obama’s patient demeanor during days-long speechifying by hemispheric leaders on issues ranging from the U.S.-led war on drugs to Argentina’s territorial claims to the Falkland Islands. But at the end of the day, 30 regional leaders refused to sign even a symbolic joint declaration, largely out of protest against U.S. policies that prevent one of our closest neighbors, Cuba, from joining the conversation. Even the host, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, acknowledged that future summits will be in jeopardy unless Cuba gets its seat at the table...



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Date Title
4/28/12 Statement by the Cuba Study Group in Reaction to the Continued Harassment of Peaceful Democracy Advocates
Cuba Study Group
4/27/12 Opposition members take exception to remarks at Harvard by Cardinal Jaime Ortega Alamino, Archbishop of Havana,
MiamiHerald.com
4/26/12 Cuban authorities arrest British man in corruption probe
MiamiHerald.com
4/25/12 Cuban diplomats in Washington will host émigrés for talks on U.S. policy toward the island
MiamiHerald.com
4/24/12 In Cuba, young people long for a way to access Facebook
MiamiHerald.com
4/24/12 Cuban artists find financial support online
CNN.com International
4/24/12 Wife of top Cuban dissident says he launched hunger strike to protest his imprisonment
MiamiHerald.com
4/23/12 Bad bill merits veto
MiamiHerald.com
4/23/12 Cubans turn away briefly from baseball, and tune in to Real Madrid vs Barcelona
The Washington Post
4/22/12 Fla.'s trading partners warn of backlash if Gov. Scott signs new anti-Cuba legislation
MiamiHerald.com
4/22/12 Exploratory oil drilling off Cuba renews oil-spill fear factor in the Keys
MiamiHerald.com
4/22/12 Gross hace un pedido desesperado
El Nuevo Herald
4/19/12 Boat carrying Cuban refugees docks in Cayman Islands
MiamiHerald.com
4/19/12 After pope's trip, Catholic bishops seek end to Cuba embargo
The Washington Post
4/18/12 In Cuba, private economy is growing - slowly
MiamiHerald.com
4/18/12 Issue #10: The Catholic Church and Nationalism
Lenier Gonzalez Mederos, From the Island
4/18/12 Cuba rebukes Obama over summit talk of democracy
The Huffington Post
4/18/12 Cuba hails Latin America summit 'rebellion' against US
BBC News
4/18/12 Current Record
4/17/12 Cuba says exports of goods, services up 20 percent to $9 billion last year
The Washington Post
4/17/12 Cuban papal Mass protester said locked up anew
MiamiHerald.com
4/17/12 Cuba's motorcycle culture roaring back to life
CNN.com International
4/17/12 Time to include Cuba
Editorial Opinion, Los Angeles Times
4/16/12 Cuban dissident's wife says police may file charges against him
MiamiHerald.com
4/16/12 EEUU pide a Cuba que deje viajar a Alan Gross para visitar a su madre enferma
El Nuevo Herald
4/15/12 Regional summit's future in doubt without Cuba
MiamiHerald.com
4/15/12 Cuba casts big shadow over Summit of Americas
MiamiHerald.com
4/15/12 Obama concludes Summit of the Americas on the defensive about inviting Cuba
The Washington Post
4/15/12 Obama says he is 'hopeful' about the possibility of a transition in Cuba in coming years
The Washington Post
4/14/12 Román embodied healing, hope and exile
MiamiHerald.com
4/13/12 Will Cuba do the right thing with Alan Gross?
The Washington Post
4/12/12 Beloved Cuban bishop Agustín Román dies in Miami
MiamiHerald.com
4/12/12 Diario Granma critica 'ultraje' a Ozzie Guillén, arrepentido 'bajo coacción'
El Nuevo Herald
4/11/12 On the road in Cuba, tales of woe and yearning
Kevin G. Hall, The Miami Herald
4/9/12 Pope brings Cuban-born priest Felix Varela closer to sainthood
Miami Herald
4/9/12 Santiago bustles with the work of Cuba’s new self-employed
Miami Whitfield, The Miami Herald
4/9/12 Cuba: a look from the inside
Andy Gomez, The Miami Herald
4/6/12 Benedict XVI in Cuba
George Weigel, National Review
4/6/12 Former hard-line exiles return to Cuba to talk
William Booth, The Washington Post
4/5/12 Issue #9: Cuban agriculture and the current economic transformation process
Dr. Armando Nova, From the Island
4/5/12 The Pope Has Left Cuba, But the Repression Continues
Yoani Sanchez, The Huffington Post
4/5/12 Cuba to reform two ministries, expand employee co-ops
Reuters, The Chicago Tribune
4/5/12 US calls for immediate release of government opponents in Cuba
Juan Carlos Chavez, El Nuevo Herald
4/3/12 Ecuador to boycott Americas summit over Cuba exclusion
BBC
4/3/12 Pope Benedict's Cuba Visit Finds Support Among Miami's Exile Community
Carlos Harrison, The Huffington Post
4/3/12 Good Friday Declared Cuban Holiday At Pope Benedict's Request
Reuters, BBC
4/2/12 Despite visits by popes, ministering to Cuba's Catholics remains difficult
Kevin G. Hall, The Miami Herald