One of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s signature initiatives took a major step forward, when a state board recommended the approval of resort casinos that are expected to provide thousands of jobs and new tax revenues.
Colombia’s largest guerrilla group declared on Wednesday that it was about to begin an indefinite, unilateral cease-fire, in a challenge to the government to halt hostilities while the two sides continued negotiations toward an end to 50 years of war.
The sweeping changes President Obama outlined will have a profound impact on Cuba — where isolation by the United States has fundamentally shaped the island’s economy, its politics and even its national identity.
The vision of an active relationship between Cuba and Major League Baseball became a little more real after President Obama’s announcement that he planned to restore full diplomatic relations with the island nation.