Our special coverage of the closest race for years
Fault Lines on the city's homelessness crisis
09 Jul 2010 02:18 GMT | Politics, US & Canada, Latin America, Cuba, Spain
Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, has welcomed the news of Cuba's possible release of 52 political prisoners a day after the country's Catholic Church made the announcement.
The Cuban government has not made an official statement on the reported move but jailed Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas, who demanded the release of dozens of political prisoners, ended his 135-day hunger strike on Thursday following the church's announcement.
And Spain, which brokered the reported release agreement, is now asking the European Union to rethink its position on Cuba.
Human rights activists, however, are questioning whether there has been any improvement in the communist state's rights record.
Al Jazeera's Teresa Bo reports.
Source: Al Jazeera
Content on this website is for general information purposes only. Your comments
are provided by your own free will and you take sole responsibility for any direct
or indirect liability. You hereby provide us with an irrevocable, unlimited, and
global license for no consideration to use, reuse, delete or publish comments, in
accordance with Community Rules & Guidelines and Terms and Conditions.
Activists in the Czech Republic demand that a pig farm built over a former WWII era concentration camp be shut down.
Politics, War & Conflict, Human Rights
In religiously conservative Brazil, women risk jail time and their lives to undergo the procedure that is illegal but commonplace.
Health, Human Rights, Latin America
Trash is a fast-growing import in the Scandinavian country, which turns it into heat for people's homes.
Environment, Europe, Sweden
Critics say the UK's home secretary is using Muslims as a 'political punchbag' in a bid to shore up right-wing support.
Human Rights, Politics, Racism
US secretary of state says he will stay in Lausanne until Thursday but White House says US to walk away if talks stall.
Iran, Middle East
Fighters reportedly take control over western area of besieged neighbourhood inhabited mainly by Palestinian refugees.
War & Conflict, Middle East, Syria, Iraq, Bashar al-Assad
When big pharma blocks essential HIV/AIDS medication to the third world, it is the poor who suffer.
Human Rights, Science & Technology, Health
We follow the rise of Malaysia's first professional female mixed martial artist as she faces the fight of her life.
Sport, Asia, Malaysia
Al Jazeera World follows the everyday lives of Aleppo residents living amid the ongoing conflict and destruction.
War & Conflict, Politics, Syria: Broken Nation
Persecuted Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar face a dangerous journey on their way to freedom in Thailand and Malaysia.
Human Rights, Malaysia, Myanmar