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  • Defense: FBI probe in 9/11 trial has implications 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 6:47 pm
  • FORT MEADE, Maryland - The defense team for five people facing trial before a Sept. 11 war crimes tribunal claimed implications of the FBI's questioning of one of its members are "staggering" and called on the court to probe the incident aggressively, according to a motion unsealed on Wednesday.

  • Oldest living ex-MLB player dies in Cuba at 102 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 5:32 pm
  • HAVANA - 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, died in Havana on Wednesday. He was 102, just two days short of his 103rd birthday.

  • Lawyer: US man held in Cuba seeks to go home soon 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 5:22 pm
  • HAVANA - The lawyer for U.S. government subcontractor Alan Gross, who has been imprisoned for more than four years in Cuba, said Wednesday his client is certain he will go home in the next year, be it alive or dead.

  • Conrado Marrero, oldest living ex-MLB player, dies 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 2:30 pm
  • HAVANA - Family members say Conrado Marrero, the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, has died in Havana. He was 102, just two days short of his 103rd birthday.

  • Report on CIA interrogations shadows Gitmo trials 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 1:03 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The planned release of portions of the Senate report on the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques could add to the legal complications facing the long-delayed U.S. military tribunals of terrorist suspects at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.

  • Govt must turn over info on CIA prisons to defense 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 7:28 pm
  • FORT MEADE, Maryland - Prosecutors must turn over never-revealed details about the time a Guantanamo Bay detainee spent in secret CIA prisons after his arrest in connection with the deadly attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, according to a military judge's order released Tuesday.

  • Lawmakers seek change in MLB Cuban player policy 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 7:04 pm
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Two Florida lawmakers motivated by Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig's dangerous escape from Cuba are trying to change the way Major League Baseball treats Cuban players and are willing to tie state money for stadiums to the issue.

  • Miami youth group helped 'Cuban Twitter' 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 4:26 pm
  • MIAMI - Leaders with the largest nonprofit organization for young Cuban-Americans quietly provided strategic support for the federal government's secret "Cuban Twitter" program, connecting contractors with potential investors and serving as paid consultants, The Associated Press has learned.

  • Mexico editor: Garcia Marquez left manuscript 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 3:47 pm
  • MEXICO CITY - Novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez left behind an unpublished manuscript that he chose not to print while he was alive, an editor told The Associated Press on Tuesday as the writer's compatriots held a musical tribute to him in his native Colombia.

  • 2014 Cuba film festival to honor Garcia Marquez 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 3:29 pm
  • HAVANA - Cuba is dedicating this year's Havana Film Festival to the late Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

  • Plea change set for 1984 US-to-Cuba hijacker 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 1:44 pm
  • MIAMI - A change of plea hearing has been set for an American who returned from Cuba decades after hijacking a jetliner to the communist island.

  • FBI probe confirmed in 9/11 case at Guantanamo 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 9:07 pm
  • MIAMI - A federal prosecutor confirmed the existence Monday of the FBI investigation that has thrown the Sept. 11 war crimes tribunal at Guantanamo into disarray.

  • High court rejects new Guantanamo appeal 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 9:58 am
  • WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has declined another appeal from a Guantanamo Bay prisoner who argues that federal appellate judges in Washington are ignoring the high court's command that the detainees be given a meaningful opportunity to challenge their confinement.

  • Cuba home woes endure despite real-estate reform 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 1:37 am
  • HAVANA - The residents of 308 Oquendo Street were jolted awake in the middle of the night by violent shaking and a noise that they likened to a freight train, or an exploding bomb.

  • Mixed feelings for Garcia Marquez in hometown 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 11:34 pm
  • ARACATACA, Colombia - Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his homeland had a relationship as conflicted as any in the Nobel laureate's twisting and impassioned novels.

  • Dodgers' Puig focuses on baseball despite issues 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:27 pm
  • SAN FRANCISCO - Yasiel Puig believes he has the support from his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates and the club to help him keep his focus on baseball despite challenges off the field.

  • Affidavit: Smuggler threats follow Puig from Cuba 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:39 pm
  • MIAMI - 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, according to court documents.

  • Cuba publishes text of foreign investment law 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:17 pm
  • HAVANA - Cuba on Wednesday published the full language of a new law that seeks to make it more attractive for foreign investors to bring badly needed capital to the island, but provides less advantage for projects that are 100 percent foreign-financed.

  • Cuban doctors in eye of Venezuelan hurricane 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:40 am
  • CARACAS, Venezuela - When Judith Faraiz's son was near death after a severe motorcycle accident, she put his life in the hands of God and Cuban doctors.

  • Window opens on secret camp within Guantanamo 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 7:37 pm
  • GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - Attorney James Connell has visited his client inside the secret Guantanamo prison complex known as Camp 7 only once, taken in a van with covered windows on a circuitous trek to disguise the route on the scrub brush-and-cactus covered military base.

  • French minister in Cuba as Europe seeks opening 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 10:35 pm
  • HAVANA - A French foreign minister visited Cuba for the first time in more than 30 years Saturday, traveling to the communist-run nation at a time when it is seeking to attract more foreign investment and improve ties with the European Union.

  • Senate committee orders review of 'Cuban Twitter' 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 2:22 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Senate Foreign Relations Committee asked the U.S. Agency for International Development on Thursday to turn over all records about the Obama administration's secret Cuban twitter program as part of a broader review of the agency's civil-society efforts worldwide.

  • 2nd delay in Fla. trial of Cuba hijacker 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 3:05 am
  • FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - A federal judge has granted a second delay in the trial of an American who hijacked an airliner to Cuba 30 years ago but decided to return voluntarily.

  • Cuba probes mobile data leak in ZunZuneo case 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 3:46 pm
  • HAVANA - Cuba's government said Wednesday it has launched a probe into how hundreds of thousands of customer cellphone numbers fell into the hands of a U.S. government program that used them to secretly set up a mobile-based, Twitter-like social network on the island.

  • Guantanamo prisoner appeals to panel for release 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:05 pm
  • MIAMI - A prisoner held 12 years without charge at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. naval base made his case for release Tuesday in front of a new U.S. government review board.