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CIA Considered Plan To Kill Fidel Castro By Exploding Seashell, Report Says

For over half a century, the U.S. government’s schemes to overthrow the Castro government were, if not successful, always creative: the poisonous cigars, the exploding seashell, the secret Twitter-like service in Cuba.

12/18/2014

Alan Gross and his wife, Judy, as he marks his first remarks after being released from Cuban prison. (Photo by Cameron Thompson/All-News 99.1)

Gross: This is the Best Hanukkah I’ll be Celebrating

Alan Gross, the Maryland native who was released from a Cuban prison after being detained for five years, said “this is the best Hanukkah I’ll be celebrating in a long time” during his first statement on U.S. soil in five years.

12/17/2014

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Obama: U.S. Re-Establishing Relations With Cuba

President Barack Obama announced the re-establishment of diplomatic relations and an easing in economic and travel restrictions on Cuba Wednesday, declaring an end to America’s “outdated approach” to the communist island in a historic shift aimed at ending a half-century of Cold War enmity.

12/17/2014

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)

Family: Gross Kept in Touch, Didn’t Grow Angry in Cuba

Alan Gross has called himself a “trusting fool” for going to Cuba in the first place. But family and friends described him with other words: gregarious, outgoing, and a wiz at picking up and playing any musical instrument.

12/17/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 03:  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 December 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. Supporters and community leaders gathered at the rally to mark the 4th anniversary of the detention of Alan Gross and called on the U.S. and Cuban governments to negotiate for his immediate release and return home.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Cuba Releases US Prisoner Alan Gross

American Alan Gross has been released from a Cuban prison after five years, as part of an agreement that also includes the release of three Cubans jailed in the United States, senior U.S. officials said Wednesday.

12/17/2014

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, DC. (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Cuba Releases U.S. Prisoner Alan Gross, the Countries Plan to Normalize Relations

A senior Obama administration official says Cuba has released American Alan Gross, who has been imprisoned for five years.

12/17/2014

Raul Castro Walking

US Agency Secretly Infiltrated Cuba’s Underground Hip-Hop Movement To Spark Youth Revolt

For more than two years, a U.S. agency secretly infiltrated Cuba’s underground hip-hop movement, recruiting unwitting rappers to spark a youth movement against the government, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

12/11/2014

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

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