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  • Closing Guantanamo Bay on track for first time

    It will take a few more years and a congressional change of heart, but President Obama's promise to close the terrorist prison at Guantanamo Bay naval base is now on a timeline to take place before he leaves office.

  • Cuba cracks down on goods in travelers' luggage

    HAVANA (AP) — Lugging duffel bags crammed with soap, socks, toys and other hard-to-obtain consumer goods, travelers arriving in Cuba on Monday complained that new government restrictions on their imports would leave their families wanting. Passengers on flights from Miami said they were...

  • Coast Guard repatriates Cuban, Haitian migrants

    MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has repatriated 86 migrants it says were illegally migrating from Cuba and Haiti. The Coast Guard said in a statement Saturday that the repatriations are the result of five separate interdictions of people attempting to illegally migrate to the United States...

  • Cuba gives US swimmer Diana Nyad sporting medal

    HAVANA (AP) — One year after becoming the first person confirmed to have swum from Havana to Key West, Florida without a shark cage, U.S. endurance swimmer Diana Nyad was back in Cuba to receive that country's Order of Sporting Merit award. After a ceremony led by First Vice President Miguel...

  • Costa Rica to investigate US anti-Cuba program

    SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — The Costa Rican government will investigate undercover U.S. programs operated from the Central American country and using its citizens in a ploy to destabilize the government in Cuba, the director of intelligence and security said Friday. Mariano Figueres told The...

  • A Castro breaks tradition with 'no' vote in Cuba

    HAVANA (AP) — Yet another revolutionary tradition has been broken in Cuba: A lawmaker voted "no" in parliament. And it wasn't just any lawmaker. Mariela Castro, the daughter of President Raul Castro and niece of Fidel Castro, gave the thumbs-down to a workers' rights bill that she felt didn't...



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