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    Agent Arrested for Allegedly Smuggling Leonys Martin from Cuba

    Agent Arrested for Allegedly Smuggling Leonys Martin from Cuba The Associated Press by WILLIAM BIGELOW 20 Feb 2016 On Friday, the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI arrested Bart Hernandez, an agent who has represented Cuban baseball stars, including Jose Abreu, Adeiny Hechavarria, Jorge Soler and Leonys Martin, on charges of human smuggling. The […] Continue reading

    Castros have no power nor relevance to Cuba’s future – Alan Gross

    Alan Gross: Castros have no power nor relevance to Cuba’s future Published January 23, 2016 EFE By Lucia Leal U.S. citizen Alan Gross believes the Castro brothers no longer hold the reins of power in Cuba, nor are they relevant to the island’s future, and he would like to visit again the country where he […] Continue reading

    Obama and Cuba – Ideology Over National Security

    Obama and Cuba: Ideology Over National Security by Elliott Abrams January 8, 2016 In previous posts I’ve argued that President Obama’s “opening to Cuba” gave the Castro brothers everything they wanted and got nothing for the United States–or for Cubans struggling peacefully for human rights and democracy. But I didn’t know the half of it. […] Continue reading

    5 Facts About Radio Martí

    Cuba News Radio Highlights: 5 Facts About Radio Martí By Alisha McDarris | Thursday, 31 Dec 2015 12:29 PM Radio Martí offers news, commentary, and entertainment for Cubans, by Cubans, from America. Seven days a week the station broadcasts “unbiased, objective information to all Cubans,” according to the Broadcasting Board of Governors, an independent, yet […] Continue reading

    Cuba One Year After Obama’s Olive Branch

    Cuba One Year After Obama’s Olive Branch Thousands of political arrests, migrants flee, and Russia wants in. Sound familiar? By MARY ANASTASIA O’GRADY Dec. 20, 2015 4:13 p.m. ET This month marks the first anniversary of President Obama’s unilateral rapprochement with Cuba. Upon making the Dec. 17 announcement, the Obama administration immediately moved to ease […] Continue reading

    Cuba One Year After Obama’s Overtures

    Cuba One Year After Obama’s Overtures Thousands of political arrests, migrants flee, and Russia wants in. Sound familiar? By MARY ANASTASIA O’GRADY Dec. 20, 2015 4:13 p.m. ET This month marks the first anniversary of President Obama’s unilateral rapprochement with Cuba. Upon making the Dec. 17 announcement, the Obama administration immediately moved to ease restrictions […] Continue reading

    Held 5 years by Cuba, Alan Gross calls his first year of freedom ‘surreal’

    Held 5 years by Cuba, Alan Gross calls his first year of freedom ‘surreal’ By Fenit Nirappil December 16 at 2:43 PM As a prisoner of the Cuban government for five years, Alan Gross walked 10,000 steps a day to pass the time and preserve his strength. Now, a year after his release, his daily […] 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

    Former Cuba prisoner Alan Gross details torture threats and survival strategies

    Former Cuba prisoner Alan Gross details torture threats and survival strategies Government contractor spent five years in jail on espionage charges Release in December 2014 was part of thaw in US-Cuba relations Friday 27 November 2015 18.48 GMT Last modified on Friday 27 November 2015 18.50 GMT Alan Gross, the American government contractor who spent […] Continue reading

    A Secretive Path to Raising U.S. Flag in Cuba

    A Secretive Path to Raising U.S. Flag in Cuba By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and PETER BAKERAUG. 13, 2015 WASHINGTON — Before the United States and Cuba could seal a historic diplomatic rapprochement brokered in 18 months of secret talks, they first had to hide a pregnancy. Late last year, when President Obama and President Raúl […] Continue reading

    Left-Wing Magazine Plans Posh Trip To Castro’s Cuba

    Left-Wing Magazine Plans Posh Trip To Castro’s Cuba BLAKE NEFF Reporter 11:24 AM 07/11/2015 The Nation, one of America’s premier left-wing magazines, is advertising a trip to Communist Cuba where it touts that visitors will be able to meet spies who helped kill Americans. An email sent out Friday invites loyal friends of The Nation […] Continue reading