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Stories with place: Cuba
  • 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.

  • FBI leak probe shuts down 9/11 case at Guantanamo 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 2:25 pm
  • GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - A judge agreed Tuesday to look into how FBI questioning of a defense team member will affect the trial of five Guantanamo Bay prisoners in the Sept. 11 attack.

  • 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.

  • Cuba 'concerned' over American's hunger strike 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 12:59 pm
  • HAVANA - The Cuban government said Wednesday it is concerned about a jailed U.S. government subcontractor's hunger strike, which he began last week to protest both Havana's and Washington's handling of his case.

  • 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.

  • American imprisoned in Cuba begins hunger strike 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 4:21 pm
  • WASHINGTON - An American who has been imprisoned in Cuba for more than four years after illegally setting up Internet access on the island is on a hunger strike, according to a statement his lawyer released Tuesday.

  • Study: US travelers to Cuba continues to rise 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 7:37 pm
  • MIAMI - The number of U.S. visitors to Cuba continues to rise, even as the more than five-decade long embargo remains firmly in place, according to study released Monday.

  • Cuba slashes more than 100,000 health care jobs 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 6:35 pm
  • HAVANA - Cuban authorities say they have eliminated more than 100,000 jobs in health care, considered one of the pillars of the 1959 revolution.

  • Study: US travelers to Cuba continues to rise 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 5:35 pm
  • MIAMI - The number of U.S. visitors to Cuba continues to rise, even as the more than five-decade long embargo remains firmly in place, according to study released Monday.

  • 'Cuban Twitter' a new hurdle for bloggers, exiles 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 3:58 pm
  • MIAMI - The revelation that a U.S. government-funded program set up a cellphone-based social network in Cuba is likely to pose new challenges for independent bloggers and exile groups that work to increase access to technology.

  • AP PHOTOS: Jamboree events teach Cuban kids skills 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 8:31 pm
  • HAVANA - Cuban children wearing red or blue neckerchiefs dance, jump and play in a complex of blocky, Soviet-style buildings with a giant red "Che" scrawled above the entrance.

  • Cuba's official media abuzz over 'secret Twitter' 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 3:01 pm
  • HAVANA - Revelations of a secret U.S. government program to set up a cellphone-based social network in Cuba are being trumpeted in the island's official media as proof of Havana's repeated allegations that Washington is waging a "cyber-war" to try to stir up unrest.

  • 'Cuban Twitter' heads to hearings in Congress 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 3:25 am
  • WASHINGTON - The head of the U.S. government agency that secretly created a "Cuban Twitter" communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba is expected to testify next week before a senator who thinks the whole idea was "dumb, dumb, dumb." The congressional hearing could resolve key questions around the clandestine program, including whether the Obama administration adequately informed lawmakers about its plans.

  • Cuban-Americans react to secret Twitter project 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 4:46 pm
  • Cuban-Americans are divided over the revelation by The Associated Press that the U.S. government spent millions of dollars to secretly create a "Cuban Twitter" designed to undermine the island's communist government.

  • White House: 'Cuban Twitter' not a covert program 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 12:45 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The White House says a "Cuban Twitter" communications network created by the U.S. government was a "development" program and not a covert operation.

  • Marlins ace plans to keep family around this year 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 6:52 pm
  • MIAMI - Jose Fernandez says his grandmother will likely live with him all season on a visa from Cuba, which could be good news for the Miami Marlins, because she brought them good luck in the season opener.

  • Cuban blogger Sanchez talks new digital media 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 4:38 pm
  • MIAMI - Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez said Tuesday that she hopes to launch her new independent media project in the next month.

  • Venezuela issues ID cards to curtail food hoarding 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 3:13 pm
  • CARACAS, Venezuela - Battling food shortages, the government is rolling out a new ID system that is either a grocery loyalty card with extra muscle or the most dramatic step yet toward rationing in Venezuela, depending on who is describing it.

  • Jose Fernandez's grandmother gets to see him pitch 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 11:44 pm
  • MIAMI - Jose Fernandez's grandmother attended the Miami Marlins' opener and saw him pitch for the first time since he left Cuba at age 15.

  • Miami photojournalist offers 25-year retrospective 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 3:41 am
  • MIAMI - Pulitzer Prize winning Miami Herald photojournalist Carl Juste will display 25 years of work this month with a retrospective covering his photography from Haiti, Cuba, across the Caribbean and home in Miami.

  • Cuban lawmakers OK key foreign investment law 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 4:28 pm
  • HAVANA - Cuban lawmakers on Saturday approved a law aimed at making Cuba more attractive to foreign investors, a measure seen as vital for the island's struggling economy.