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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

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuban President Raul Castro during the official memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium on Dec. 10, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Tours Changing American Views Of Cuba, US Policy

When President Barack Obama reinstated “people-to-people” travel to Cuba in 2011, the idea was that visiting Americans would act as cultural ambassadors for a U.S. constantly demonized in the island’s official media.

02/03/2014

Andres Carrion Alvarez was arrested after shouting "down with communism" during Pope Benedict's 2012 visit to Havana. (Getty Images)

Man Who Protested During Pope’s Cuba Visit In U.S.

Andres Carrion Alvarez was arrested after shouting “down with communism” during Pope Benedict’s 2012 visit to Havana.

12/29/2013

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuban President Raul Castro during the official memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium on Dec. 10, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

GOP Rep: Obama-Castro Handshake ‘Becomes A Propaganda Coup For The Tyrant’

It was the briefest of moments, just seconds, two presidents shaking hands and exchanging pleasantries amid a gaggle of world leaders together to honor the late Nelson Mandela.

12/11/2013

Supporters rally across the street from the White House on behalf of imprisoned U.S. citizen Alan Gross, calling for President Barack Obama to help free the Maryland man, who has been in a Cuban prison for 4 years. (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

‘I Fear That My Government Has Abandoned Me’: American Prisoner In Cuba Writes Letter To Obama

An American man who is marking four years in prison in Cuba has written a letter to President Barack Obama asking the president to get personally involved in securing his release.

12/03/2013

President Barack Obama is pushing to overcome obstacles to closing the Guantanamo Bay prison, an elusive goal which has frustrated him since he took office. That is setting the White House on a collision course with Congress in its bid to loosen restrictions for moving out detainees. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

White House Pushes For Guantanamo Prisoner Transfers

President Barack Obama is pushing to overcome obstacles to closing the Guantanamo Bay prison, an elusive goal which has frustrated him since he took office. That is setting the White House on a collision course with Congress in its bid to loosen restrictions for moving out detainees.

11/18/2013

President Raul Castro is expressing solidarity with the apparent willingness of Cuba's Latin American allies to take in NSA leaker Edward Snowden. (ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images)

Cuba’s Raul Castro Supports Asylum Offers For Snowden

President Raul Castro is expressing solidarity with the apparent willingness of Cuba’s Latin American allies to take in NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

07/07/2013

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