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Cuban Dissident Group: ‘Obama Made A Mistake’

President Barack Obama told the world this month that engaging Cuba is the best way to strengthen people pushing for greater freedom on the island.

12/29/2014

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Cuba: Asylum For Fugitives Is Legitimate Right

Cuba said Monday that it has a right to grant asylum to U.S. fugitives, the clearest sign to date that the communist government has no intention of extraditing America’s most-wanted woman despite the warming of bilateral relations.

12/22/2014

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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

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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

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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

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Another Cuban 5 Spy Released From U.S. Prison

A second member of the ‘Cuban Five’ spy ring was released Thursday from a U.S. prison after spending more than 15 years behind bars.

02/27/2014

File photo of Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla. (credit: JOSE CABEZAS/AFP/Getty Images)

GOP Rep: Obama Administration Making ‘Concession After Concession’ For Castro Regime

The United States and Cuba have agreed to resume bilateral talks on migration issues next month, a State Department official said Wednesday, the latest evidence of a thaw in chilly relations between the Cold War enemies.

06/20/2013

Beyonce is seen in a balcony of the Saratoga Hotel in Havana next to her husband Jay Z, on April 5, 2013. (credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Rubio: Jay-Z, Beyonce Cuba Trip ‘Hypocritical’

Sen. Marco Rubio says entertainers Beyonce and Jay-Z missed a chance while in Cuba to see firsthand the effects of political oppression.

04/15/2013

File photo of Mariela Castro (right). (Photo by STR/AFP/GettyImages)

Cuban President’s Daughter To Meet With Gay Groups

Cuban first daughter Mariela Castro is planning to meet with San Francisco’s lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual community during a U.S. visit next week that is being opposed by some Cuban-American politicians.

05/18/2012

This April 1961 file photo shows a group of Cuban counter-revolutionaries, members of Assault Brigade 2506, after their capture in the Bay of Pigs, Cuba. (credit: MIGUEL VINAS/AFP/Getty Images)

Final Volume On CIA’s Bay Of Pigs Invasion To Remain Shrouded In Secrecy

A federal judge has ruled that a final volume of the CIA’s three-decade-old history on the failed Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba can remain shrouded in secrecy because it is a draft, not a finished product.

05/11/2012

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