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Yasiel Puig of the Los Angeles Dodgers. (AP Photo)

Man charged in Florida in Yasiel Puig smuggling

MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida man has been arrested for his alleged role in a smuggling venture that brought Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig out of Cuba, according to court records. The records […]

09/11/2014

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US, Cuba hold migration talks in Washington

HAVANA (AP) — U.S. and Cuban government officials were meeting in Washington on Wednesday for the latest round of migration talks, a rare chance for dialogue between two countries that have not had full diplomatic […]

07/09/2014

Students gather behind a business looking for a Internet signal for their smart phones in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, April 1, 2014.  (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

Costa Rica is demanding US explain ‘Cuban Twitter’

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — The Costa Rican government says it’s waiting for the Obama administration to explain why it improperly devised a secret “Cuban Twitter” network from inside the Central American nation’s borders […]

04/24/2014

FILE - In this April 25, 2013 file photo, Conrado Marrero, the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, poses for a photo during his 102nd birthday bash at his home in Havana, Cuba. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes, File)

Oldest living ex-MLB player dies in Cuba at 102

HAVANA (AP) — Conrado Marrero, the diminutive Cuban right-hander who pitched for the Washington Senators in the 1950s and in 2011 became the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, has died, his grandson said. […]

04/23/2014

In this June 3, 2013, photo, Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig reaches first base on a fielder's choice during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Affidavit: Smuggler threats follow Puig from Cuba

MIAMI (AP) — The smugglers who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig leave Cuba on a speedboat have made death threats against him and against a Cuban boxer who says he defected with Puig, […]

04/17/2014

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Was ‘Cuban Twitter’ program political or not?

The Obama administration is looking into whether a “Cuban Twitter” program secretly backed by the U.S. government contained political messages, despite administration claims that the effort was intended only to increase the flow of information […]

04/10/2014

Map made with Atlas app shows Key West and Cuba.

First flight from Key West to Cuba takes off

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — The first commercial passenger flight from Key West to Cuba in more than 50 years landed Monday in Havana, capping several years of efforts to reunite the two islands, though […]

12/30/2013

Alan Gross  (AP photo/James L. Berenthal)

US man marks 4 years in Cuban prison, writes Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — An American man who is marking four years in prison in Cuba has written a letter to President Barack Obama asking the president to get personally involved in securing his release. Alan […]

12/03/2013

U.S. citizen William Potts explains his arrest in Cuba during an interview at his home in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Oct. 25, 2013.  Years after he hijacked a plane traveling from Newark to Miami in 1984, which landed in Cuba, Potts is optimistic that he’ll soon be heading home. While he faces virtually certain arrest upon return, he said he believes that the time he served in Cuba will allow him to avoid a lengthy second jail term. In Cuba, Potts was convicted of air piracy. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

Hijacker returns to US after 30 years in Cuba

MIAMI (AP) — An American who hijacked an airliner to Cuba nearly 30 years ago has arrived in Miami to face justice in the U.S. FBI agents took 56-year-old William Potts into custody Wednesday shortly […]

11/06/2013

U.S. citizen William Potts explains his arrest in Cuba during an interview at his home in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Oct. 25, 2013.  Years after he hijacked a plane traveling from Newark to Miami in 1984, which landed in Cuba, Potts is optimistic that he’ll soon be heading home. While he faces virtually certain arrest upon return, he said he believes that the time he served in Cuba will allow him to avoid a lengthy second jail term. In Cuba, Potts was convicted of air piracy. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

29 years later, Cuba hijacker wants to go home

HAVANA (AP) — William Potts burned with the desire to change the world. Nothing really turned out the way he planned. Dreaming of joining the struggle to uproot global oppression, he dropped out of college, […]

10/25/2013

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