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Fidel Castro is dead BY GLENN GARVIN Fidel Castro, who towered over his Caribbean island for nearly five decades, a shaggy-bearded figure in combat fatigues whose long shadow spread across Latin America and the world, is dead at age 90. His brother Raul announced the death late Friday night. Millions cheered Fidel Castro on […] Continue reading
Elections and the ‘Blockade’ / 14ymedio, Pedro Armando Junco 14ymedio, Pedro Armando Junco, Camaguey, 6 November 2016 — I met a man who, when his wife left him, carried on endlessly about the contempt he felt for her, constantly berating her, although he couldn’t stop talking about her: she was a prostitute, a liar, a […] Continue reading
After embassy opening, next chapter in U.S.-Cuba relationship begins BY MIMI WHITEFIELD WASHINGTON For Secretary of State John Kerry, Monday’s resumption of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba was a day to celebrate but also to begin to repair a relationship that had been broken for more than a half-century. Just after […] Continue reading
Without dialogue and reconciliation, Cuba will go from bad to worse / 14ymedio, Pedro Campos Posted on April 15, 2015 Does the fact that Raul Castro has met and shaken hands with Obama and that both of their governments have engaged in a year and a half of secret conversations commit the general-president to the […] Continue reading
Keeping an Eye on Cuban Spies America’s new relationship with Cuba will likely mean an influx of Cuban spies. They’re spying on us. By Daniel J. Gallington Dec. 30, 2014 | 10:20 a.m. EST On balance, it was probably a good idea to move forward with a new relationship with Cuba. The Castros are old, […] Continue reading
F.A.C.E.: Obama’s Cuba move is misguided 12/21/2014 2:00 PM 12/22/2014 7:15 PM What’s next for the Cuban people? F.A.C.E., Facts About Cuban Exiles, usually does not enter the strictly political arena, but as its name implies, it is an organization that aims to tell the truth. President Obama, in his broadcast to the nation, dedicated […] Continue reading
After a half century, a thaw in U.S.-Cuba ties BY MIMI WHITEFIELD MWHITEFIELD@MIAMIHERALD.COM 12/17/2014 9:10 PM 12/17/2014 10:14 PM Changing a relationship frozen in time for more than 50 years, President Barack Obama ushered in a new era of U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relations Wednesday that could bring more trade, support for Cuba’s nascent entrepreneurs and more […] Continue reading
Cuba releases American Alan Gross in prisoner swap By Elise Labott, CNN Global Affairs Correspondent December 17, 2014 — Updated 1453 GMT (2253 HKT) The Obama administration announces landmark deal with Cuba Alan Gross, arrested and held in Cuba since 2009, was freed Wednesday Improved relations between the U.S. and Cuba will ease travel restrictions […] Continue reading
Gross’ wife on his 5 years in jail: ‘Enough is enough’ BY MIMI WHITEFIELD MWHITEFIELD@MIAMIHERALD.COM 12/03/2014 6:00 AM 12/03/2014 6:06 PM Saying “enough is enough,” the wife of a U.S. subcontractor jailed in Cuba called on the Obama administration Wednesday — the fifth anniversary of Alan Gross’ arrest — to secure her husband’s release. Alan […] Continue reading
Alan Gross losing hope after 5 years in Cuban prison BY MIMI WHITEFIELD MWHITEFIELD@MIAMIHERALD.COM 11/30/2014 7:01 PM 12/01/2014 12:01 AM In this Dec. 3, 2013 file photo, supporters of Alan Gross, on poster at left, mark his fourth year in a Cuban prison with a protest in Lafayette Park, across from the White House in […] Continue reading
Cuba Fast Facts Posted: Nov 11, 2014 10:32 PM RST (CNN) — Here’s a look at what you need need to know about Cuba, a communist country located in the Caribbean Sea, approximately 90 miles south of Florida. About Cuba: (from the CIA World Factbook) Area: 110,860 sq km (slightly smaller than Pennsylvania) Population: 11,047,251 […] Continue reading
Could a U.S.-Cuba prisoner swap break the ice? By Ray Sanchez, Elise Labott and Patrick Oppmann, CNN November 7, 2014 — Updated 2343 GMT (0743 HKT) STORY HIGHLIGHTS Alan Gross’ imprisonment in Cuba is major impediment to better relations with Havana Cuba says Gross, a U.S. government subcontractor, tried to destabilize its government Reforms in […] Continue reading
U.S. must raise stakes to get hostage Alan Gross returned by Cuba BY FRANK CALZONFRANK.CALZON@CUBACENTER.ORG 09/30/2014 3:00 PM 09/30/2014 7:09 PM Confronted with the barbaric beheadings of journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff by the terrorists of the Islamic State, President Obama has rightly changed course and announced a new strategy. After six lackluster and […] Continue reading

Posted on Wednesday, 04.23.14

Lawyer: Alan Gross wants out of Cuba dead or alive

U.S. government subcontractor Alan P. Gross is “not doing well” after 4
1/2 years in a Cuban prison and has vowed that he will “return to the
United States before his 66th birthday, dead or alive,” his… Continue reading

Posted on Wednesday, 04.09.14 Alan Gross hunger strike worries Cuba BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM The Cuban government is “concerned” about the hunger strike declared by Alan Gross, a U.S. government subcontractor jailed in Havana for four years, and it is willing to swap him for three Cuban spies in U.S. prisons, a senior official […] Continue reading
Posted on Tuesday, 04.08.14 Held in Cuba, American Alan Gross launches hunger strike BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM U.S. government subcontractor Alan P. Gross, serving a 15-year prison sentence in Havana, went on a hunger strike after learning that Washington had financed a semi-clandestine Twitter-like system for Cubans, his U.S. lawyer said Tuesday. Attorney Scott […] Continue reading
Posted on Friday, 02.28.14 ‘Cuban Five’ agent imprisoned in US back in Havana BY PETER ORSI ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA — A second member of the “Cuban Five” returned to the Caribbean island and a hero’s welcome Friday, a day after leaving a prison in the United States, where he spent 15 years behind bars on […] Continue reading
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