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Cuban President Raul Castro talks with people at the end of a meeting at the Artemisa Mausoleum monument on July 26, 2014. (credit: ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images)

AP: Obama Administration Program Secretly Sent Young Latin Americans To Cuba To Gin Up Rebellion

An Obama administration program secretly dispatched young Latin Americans to Cuba using the cover of health and civic programs to provoke political change, a clandestine operation that put those foreigners in danger even after a U.S. contractor was hauled away to a Cuban jail.

08/04/2014

A photo taken on June 24, 2014 in Lille, northern France shows the logo of the French bank BNP Paribas. (credit: PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

French Bank Agrees To Pay Billions For Violating Trade Sanctions By Processing Transactions For Clients In Iran, Cuba

France’s largest bank, BNP Paribas, has agreed to pay nearly $9 billion to resolve criminal allegations that it processed transactions for clients in Sudan and other blacklisted countries in violation of U.S. trade sanctions, the Justice Department announced Monday.

07/01/2014

Supporters hold signs to call on bringing home of U.S. citizen Alan Gross who is currently being held in a Cuban prison, during a rally at the Lafayette Park outside the White House on Dec. 3, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Lawyer: Alan Gross ‘Plans To End His Life In An Effort To End This Agony’

The wife and lawyer of Alan Gross, a U.S. government subcontractor serving a 15-year prison sentence in Cuba, said Wednesday they fear for his life even more after his mother’s death from cancer last week.

06/25/2014

Supporters rally on behalf of imprisoned U.S. citizen Alan Gross, calling for President Barack Obama to help free Gross, who has been in a Cuban prison for 4 years, during a rally in Lafayette Park December 3, 2013, across the street from the White House, in Washington, D.C. (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Mother of Maryland Worker Imprisoned in Cuba Dies

The mother of an American who was imprisoned in Cuba while working to set up Internet access there has died.

06/18/2014

This photo made during an escorted visit and reviewed by the U.S. military shows the signs outside the fence of "Camp 6" detention facility at the U.S. Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on April 8, 2014. (credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

71 Gitmo Detainees Awaiting Transfer After Security Review

Some of the men held here for more than a decade have been drafting plans for work and marriage on the outside or studying languages, preparing for a not-too-distant future beyond the coiled razor wire that surrounds the U.S. prison perched at the edge of the Caribbean Sea.

06/08/2014

Jani Bergdahl makes a statement about the release of her son Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl as her husband Bob Bergdahl and President Barack Obama listen on May 31, 2014 in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, D.C. (credit: J.H. Owen-Pool/Getty Images)

Cuban Intel Agent: Bergdahl Deal Could Set Precedent For Similar Swap With Cuba

The exchange of five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo for a U.S. Army soldier held captive in Afghanistan could set a precedent for a similar swap with Cuba, a Cuban intelligence agent who spent years imprisoned in the United States said Monday.

06/02/2014

Cuban President Raul Castro walks with Vice-President of the Council of State Ramiro Valdez on July 26, 2013 during celebrations of the 60th Anniversary of Moncada barrack attack in Santiago de Cuba. (credit: ALEJANDRO ERNESTO/AFP/Getty Images)

AP: Largest Nonprofit Cuban-American Organization Provided Strategic Support For White House’s ‘Cuban Twitter’ Program

Leaders with the largest nonprofit organization for young Cuban-Americans quietly provided strategic support for the federal government’s secret “Cuban Twitter” program, connecting contractors with potential investors and even serving as paid consultants, The Associated Press has learned.

04/22/2014

Supporters rally on behalf of imprisioned U.S. citizen Alan Gross, calling for President Barack Obama to help free Gross, who has been in a Cuban prison for four years, during a December rally in Lafayette Park in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Maryland Man Imprisoned in Cuba Ends Hunger Strike

An American who has been imprisoned in Cuba for more than four years after illegally setting up Internet access on the island has suspended his hunger strike after more than a week.

04/11/2014

Supporters rally on behalf of imprisoned U.S. citizen Alan Gross, calling for President Barack Obama to help free Gross, who has been in a Cuban prison for 4 years, during a rally in Lafayette Park December 3, 2013, across the street from the White House, in Washington, D.C. (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Maryland Man Imprisoned In Cuba For More Than 4 Years On Hunger Strike

An American man who has been imprisoned in Cuba for more than four years is on a hunger strike, according to a statement released by his lawyer Tuesday.

04/08/2014

File photo of Sen. Patrick Leahy. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Leahy: White House Creation Of ‘Cuban Twitter’ Program Was ‘Dumb, Dumb, Dumb’

The Obama administration on Thursday defended its creation of a Twitter-like Cuban communications network to undermine the communist government, declaring the secret program was “invested and debated” by Congress and wasn’t a covert operation that required White House approval.

04/04/2014

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