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    ‘From now on you have no name. You are prisoner 217’: life in a Cuban jail

    ‘From now on you have no name. You are prisoner 217’: life in a Cuban jail A brutal high-security prison was the last place Stephen Purvis expected to end up when he moved to Havana. Stephen Gibbs tells his story Stephen Gibbs Sunday 19 March 2017 09.00 GMT If you happened to go to a […] Continue reading

    Meet the Entrepreneurs Breaking Into This Long-Forbidden Market

    Meet the Entrepreneurs Breaking Into This Long-Forbidden Market Less than 100 miles south of Key West sits a socialist country forbidden from doing business with the U.S. for 57 years. Now it’s on the brink of being opened to American entrepreneurs. Meet the ones hoping to cash in first. By David Whitford The Friday before […] Continue reading

    THE AMERICAN FUGITIVES OF HAVANA

    THE AMERICAN FUGITIVES OF HAVANA By Jon Lee Anderson , AUGUST 31, 2016 When a cold war winds down, what happens to its spies and traitors? The British double agents Kim Philby, Guy Burgess, and Donald Maclean were able to see out their days in Moscow while it was still ruled by Communists, without fears […] Continue reading

    Backlash in Cuba

    Backlash in Cuba Obama’s historic visit was a smash hit in Havana. Fidel Castro wasn’t going to take that lying down. By ANN LOUISE BARDACH June 10, 2016 HAVANA—These days Fidel Castro doesn’t often leave his comfortable home in Siboney, a leafy suburb west of this city. But on April 19, the 89-year-old Cuban leader […] Continue reading

    Is Normalization With Cuba Irreversible?

    Is Normalization With Cuba Irreversible? That was one of Obama’s goals in his recent trip—and he made huge progress, charming the Cuban public and establishing a rapport with Raúl Castro. By Peter KornbluhTwitterAPRIL 6, 2016 The day after President Obama ended his historic trip to Havana, Cubans turned on their TV sets and watched his […] Continue reading

    Obama arrives in Cuba; hopes visit will usher in change

    Obama arrives in Cuba; hopes visit will usher in change By Kevin Liptak, CNN White House Producer Updated 1139 GMT (1939 HKT) March 21, 2016 Story highlights The presidential trip to Havana is the culmination of a three-year effort to restore ties to the island The regime in Havana has shown little movement toward improving […] Continue reading

    Missile that turned up in Cuba ignites backlash

    Missile that turned up in Cuba ignites backlash Missile did not contain explosives Concern: Cuba could share technology with U.S. enemies Sen. Marco Rubio says Congress should have been informed MIAMI HERALD STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS WASHINGTON A dummy U.S. Hellfire missile was mistakenly shipped from Europe to Cuba in 2014 as the United States […] Continue reading

    US, Cuba near deal on restoring direct commercial flights

    US, Cuba near deal on restoring direct commercial flights By BRADLEY KLAPPER WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Cuba are close to an agreement on restoring regularly scheduled, commercial flights between the countries, a senior American diplomat said Tuesday, as talks on the matter were ongoing. Jeffrey DeLaurentis, who heads the U.S. embassy in […] Continue reading

    Claimed

    Claimed When Castro took power, Americans fled Cuba and left a lot of property behind. Now the claims on these contested holdings—land, buildings, cars and more—are exciting speculators and could stand in the way of reconciliation. By Seth Stevenson Back in April, at the Nasdaq marketplace in Times Square, a few hundred interested parties gathered […] Continue reading

    US, Cuba to resume mail service, agreement on commercial flights

    US, Cuba to resume mail service, agreement on commercial flights The US and Cuba should be able to transform their new diplomatic relationship into a deeper commercial partnership before the end of the year, with direct postal service to begin. By Bradley Klapper, Associated Press SEPTEMBER 17, 2015 WASHINGTON — The United States and Cuba […] Continue reading

    Miami archbishop says pope’s visit will help bring Cubans together

    Miami archbishop says pope’s visit will help bring Cubans together BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@MiamiHerald.com Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski, who will be leading his third pilgrimage to Cuba for a papal visit this month, says it’s no accident that Pope Francis chose to go to Cuba before a three-city visit to the United States. With the […] Continue reading