Preparations are in the final stages for the visit of U.S. Major League Baseball to Cuba next week. Among the fans at the game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Cuba's national team will be Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro.
The US has continued to torture detainees held at the controversial detention center in Cuba, said the UN's expert on torture. He warned that enacting a policy of torture is among "the most serious international crimes."
Cubans are beginning a week of vigils to mark one year since revolutionary leader Fidel Castro died. The anniversary comes on the eve of an election cycle that will see his brother, Raul, step down as president.
Cuba's foreign minister has lashed out at Washington over alleged "health" attacks on US diplomats in Havana. The Trump administration believes the Cuban government is responsible for the diplomats' mysterious symptoms.
The US decided to withdraw more than half its diplomats from Havana last Friday due to mysterious health attacks. Now, it wants Cuba to do the same.
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