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    Time for an evolution in U.S. policy on Cuba

    Time for an evolution in U.S. policy on Cuba By Katrina vanden Heuvel, Tuesday, June 10, 2:00 PM The sad irony of U.S.-Cuban relations is that Cuba, under the leadership of 83-year-old Raúl Castro, is changing rapidly, and the United States, despite President Obama’s promises of a “new beginning,” remains largely frozen in a self-destructive […] Continue reading

    Aide to Cuba’s Ricardo Alarcon sentenced to 30 years for spying

    Posted on Saturday, 02.08.14 CUBA Aide to Cuba’s Ricardo Alarcon sentenced to 30 years for spying BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM A top aide to one of Cuba’s veteran political figures, Ricardo Alarcón, and the aide’s wife, have been convicted of spying and sentenced to 30 and 15 years in prison, according to persons close […] Continue reading

    Cuba pushes swap: its spies jailed in US for American contractor held in Havana

    Cuba pushes swap: its spies jailed in US for American contractor held in Havana In what could be the setting for a gripping thriller, Cuba and the U.S. are reportedly locked in a standoff this weekend, with the fate of an American contractor hangin... Continue reading

    Obama victory leaves Cubans relieved, hopeful

    Obama victory leaves Cubans relieved, hopeful Wed Nov 7, 2012 3:35am EST * Cubans feared Romney would toughen U.S. policy * Obama lifted restrictions on remittances, travel to Cuba * U.S.-Cuba relations slightly improved under Obama By Jeff Franks HAV...

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    Ricardo Alarcon and Creole Humor / Jeovany Jimenez Vega

    Ricardo Alarcon and Creole Humor / Jeovany Jimenez VegaJeovany J. Vega, Translator: Unstated To Ricardo Alarcón de Quesada.President of the National Assembly of People's PowerYou recently echoed a report by the CIA – sacrilege! – to assert... [...] Continue reading

    Cuba should finally release Alan Gross

    Cuba should finally release Alan GrossBy Editorial Board, Sunday, January 1, 12:29 AMTWO LEADERS of Cuba's Jewish community have visited American Alan Gross at the maximum-security military hospital in Havana where he has been confined since Dec. 3... [...] Continue reading

    Cleric hopes to meet with jailed US man in Cuba

    Posted on Tuesday, 11.29.11Cleric hopes to meet with jailed US man in CubaBy ANDREA RODRIGUEZAssociated PressHAVANA -- A delegation of U.S. religious leaders visiting Cuba has asked for access to an American man imprisoned for bringing restricted commu... Continue reading

    Cuba pol cool to talk of release, swap for US man

    Posted on Friday, 11.11.11Cuba pol cool to talk of release, swap for US manBy ANDREA RODRIGUEZAssociated PressHAVANA -- The president of Cuba's parliament said Friday no one should expect the island to unilaterally free an imprisoned American aid c... Continue reading

    AP sources: US offered Cuba swap for American

    Posted on Friday, 10.14.11

    AP sources: US offered Cuba swap for AmericanBy DESMOND BUTLER and JESSICA GRESKOAssociated Press

    WASHINGTON — The United States offered to let a convicted Cuban spy return home in exchange for the release of an imprisoned… Continue reading

    AP Interview: Cuba won’t unilaterally free Gross

    Posted on Sunday, 10.09.11

    AP Interview: Cuba won't unilaterally free GrossBy OLGA R. RODRIGUEZAssociated Press

    MEXICO CITY — The United States should not expect Cuba to make a unilateral humanitarian gesture to release an imprisoned American government contractor, a senior… Continue reading

    No normal Cuba-U.S. ties without release of 5 Cubans: official

    No normal Cuba-U.S. ties without release of 5 Cubans: officialEnglish.news.cn 2011-09-25 10:04:05

    HAVANA, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) — Normal relations between Havana and Washington are "unthinkable" without the release of five Cubans jailed in the United States for spy allegations,… Continue reading