Romney: 'The Castros Win'After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations — a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations.
CIA Considered Plan To Kill Fidel Castro By Exploding Seashell, Report SaysFor 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.
Gross: This is the Best Hanukkah I'll be CelebratingAlan 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.
Obama: U.S. Re-Establishing Relations With CubaPresident 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relations and an easing in economic and travel restrictions on Cuba Wednesday, declaring an end to America's "outdated approach" to the communist island in a historic shift aimed at ending a half-century of Cold War enmity.
Family: Gross Kept in Touch, Didn't Grow Angry in CubaAlan 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.
Cuba Releases US Prisoner Alan GrossAmerican 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.
Cuba Releases U.S. Prisoner Alan Gross, the Countries Plan to Normalize RelationsA senior Obama administration official says Cuba has released American Alan Gross, who has been imprisoned for five years.
US Agency Secretly Infiltrated Cuba's Underground Hip-Hop Movement To Spark Youth RevoltFor 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.
AP: Obama Administration Program Secretly Sent Young Latin Americans To Cuba To Gin Up RebellionAn 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.
French Bank Agrees To Pay Billions For Violating Trade Sanctions By Processing Transactions For Clients In Iran, CubaFrance'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.
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.
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.
71 Gitmo Detainees Awaiting Transfer After Security ReviewSome 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.
Cuban Intel Agent: Bergdahl Deal Could Set Precedent For Similar Swap With CubaThe 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.
AP: Largest Nonprofit Cuban-American Organization Provided Strategic Support For White House's 'Cuban Twitter' ProgramLeaders 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.