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  • Support for warmer relations with Cuba grows in Miami area, poll finds

    Support for warmer relations with Cuba grows in Miami area, poll finds
    Cuban Americans in Miami-Dade County support an end to the U.S. embargo of Cuba, with newer arrivals and the younger generation tending to lead the way in backing diplomatic efforts between the longtime antagonists. A poll by Florida International...
  • White House plans more transfers from Guantanamo prison

    The White House is making plans to transfer more detainees from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay despite the mounting political furor over the exchange of five Taliban prisoners for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, officials said Tuesday. Caitlin...
  • Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden says he was a trained spy

    Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden says he was a trained spy
    WASHINGTON — Edward Snowden, who has admitted disclosing secret U.S. surveillance operations at home and abroad, says he was “trained as a spy” and given false names and undercover assignments abroad that made him more than a low-level...
  • Official: More transfers from Guantanamo prison not 'imminent'

    Official: More transfers from Guantanamo prison not 'imminent'
    The Obama administration is working on more transfers out of the Guantanamo Bay detention center in the wake of last week's release of five Taliban fighters but said Wednesday it doesn't have a time line for progress. One national security official said...
  • Untreatable virus spreading in the Caribbean now afflicts 4,600

    A mosquito-borne virus that arrived in the Americas just six months ago is spreading and afflicts nearly 4,600 people in the Caribbean, the Pan American Health Organization reported this week. Cuba is the latest country to confirm cases of the...
  • William Worthy dies at 92; journalist challenged U.S. policies

    Ignoring Cold War restrictions, journalist William Worthy had traveled to the Soviet Union in 1955 and made a news broadcast from Moscow, a rare opportunity for an American reporter. So the following year, when Communist China invited him on a month-...
  • Gabriel García Márquez dies at 87; Nobel-winning writer was master of magical realism

     Gabriel García Márquez dies at 87; Nobel-winning writer was master of magical realism
    When Colonel Aureliano Buendía faced the firing squad, time slipped away, and his life became a dream. Before him rose the mythical town of Macondo and its retinue of gypsies and their pipes and kettle drums and magical inventions. Of course Buendía's...
  • Huber Matos Benitez dies at 95; Cuban revolutionary broke with Castro

    Huber Matos Benitez dies at 95; Cuban revolutionary broke with Castro
    Huber Matos Benitez, whose disenchantment with the Cuban Revolution he had helped lead brought him the wrath of Fidel Castro and 20 years in prison, died Thursday in Miami after a heart attack. He was 95. His death was confirmed by his grandson, Huber...
  • Marvin Bracy wins U.S. indoor title in the 60 meter dash

    Marvin Bracy wins U.S. indoor title in the 60 meter dash
    Former Boone star and Florida State football player Marvin Bracy punctuated his move to professional track and field with a win in the 60-meter dash at the 2014 USA Indoor Championships at Albuquerque Convention Center.  Bracy, who was an All-USA high...
  • Valeria Luiselli's 'Faces in the Crowd' seeks poets in a city

    Valeria Luiselli's 'Faces in the Crowd' seeks poets in a city
    New York, that city of bohemian encounters, has a special place in the history of Spanish-language literature. José Martí, Cuba's national poet, lived for a time in New York. So did the poet and playwright Federico García Lorca, who penned "Poeta en Nueva...
  • Yasiel Puig's attorneys move to have lawsuit dismissed

    Much of that harrowing tale of Yasiel Puig’s escape from Cuba was first brought to public light by a lawsuit filed against him in Florida, and now the Dodgers outfielder is making an effort to have it dismissed. A hearing is scheduled Friday in...
  • Delegación de EEUU llama a conversaciones para liberar a estadounidense preso en Cuba

    Delegación de EEUU llama a conversaciones para liberar a estadounidense preso en Cuba
    Cuatro legisladores de Estados Unidos que visitaron Cuba el lunes llamaron al presidente Barack Obama a que autorice el inicio de negociaciones con el Gobierno cubano sobre la liberación del contratista estadounidense preso Alan Gross. Los legisladores,...