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  • Cuba finds it hard to dampen afterglow of Obama visit 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 9:26 am

    HAVANA - Thursday morning was looking bad for Lazaro Martinez, who makes his living playing trombone for tourists on the Malecon, the sweeping boulevard overlooking the jewel-clear Florida Straits.

  • GOP senator blocks vote on Army secretary over Guantanamo 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 5:36 pm

    WASHINGTON - The nomination of President Barack Obama's choice to serve as Army secretary remains blocked by a Kansas senator over administration efforts to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and transfer detainees to the U.S.

  • Cuban exiles drop lawsuit over Carnival cruise to island 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 4:09 pm

    MIAMI - Two Cuban exiles have dropped their federal discrimination lawsuit against Carnival Corp. after the cruise line reached an agreement with the communist-run island to permit Cuban-born passengers to make the voyage.

  • Haley: Feds have left South Carolina in dark on Guantanamo 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 2:02 pm

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Gov. Nikki Haley on Thursday criticized the federal government for keeping her in the dark about plans to potentially transfer Guantanamo detainees to South Carolina, telling a U.S. House panel that she has heard no details about what she says could be detrimental for her state.

  • In 'Papa,' Hemingway returns to Cuba via the silver screen 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 11:16 am

    LOS ANGELES - Ernest Hemingway left Cuba shortly after Fidel Castro's revolution, as relations with the United States began to fall into a deep freeze. Over five decades later, the author of "The Old Man and the Sea" returns to the island thanks to the magic of the silver screen.

  • Pingree, Poliquin want new rules for Cuban-bound flights 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 12:40 am

    BANGOR, Maine - Maine's two U.S. representatives are proposing new legislation that they say will help create jobs by updating regulations that cause American airports to lose business to Canada.

  • Cuban players paid smugglers $15 million, prosecutors say 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 4:53 pm

    MIAMI - Cuban baseball players paid a South Florida-based smuggling ring more than $15 million to leave the communist island in secretive ventures that included phony documents, false identities and surreptitious boat voyages to Mexico, Haiti and the Dominican Republic, federal prosecutors say.

  • Archbishop of Havana, key figure in US detente, steps down story has photos
    Updated: Apr-26-16 12:26 pm

    HAVANA - Cardinal Jaime Ortega, who oversaw a warming of relations with Cuba's Communist government and played a role in the secret negotiations that led to U.S.-Cuba detente, has stepped down, the Vatican announced Tuesday.

  • Walt Disney cruise ship rescues fugitives off coast of Cuba 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 4:50 am

    NEW ORLEANS - A Walt Disney Co. cruise ship has rescued three fugitives off the coast of Cuba who were wanted in New Orleans.

  • Cuba cuts some food prices, responding to public complaints 
    Updated: Apr-21-16 8:34 pm

    HAVANA - The Cuban government has announced that it is cutting prices of some basic foods by 20 percent in state-run stores.

  • Manfred: What's good for 'Goose,' not good for today's game story has photos
    Updated: Apr-21-16 5:01 pm

    NEW YORK - Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says this generation of players will determine its own unwritten rules on what emotion is acceptable to show on the field.

  • Renowned Cuban pro-reform economist fired as chill story has photos
    Updated: Apr-21-16 10:35 am

    HAVANA - One of Cuba's most renowned advocates of economic reform has been fired from his University of Havana think tank for sharing information with Americans without authorization, among other alleged violations.

  • Cubans fleeing in high numbers despite new diplomatic ties story has photos
    Updated: Apr-20-16 2:00 pm

    WASHINGTON - While more than 50 years of enmity between the United States and Cuba is slowly vanishing, the renewed relationship is raising concerns among some on the communist island nation that the U.S. could also erase a unique immigration policy that favors Cubans.

  • Cuba's aging leaders to remain in power years longer story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-20-16 10:30 am

    HAVANA - The former guerrilla fighters who founded Cuba's single-party government will hold power for years to come after a twice-a-decade Communist Party congress kept President Raul Castro and his hardline deputy in the top leadership positions.

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for April 18 
    Updated: Apr-18-16 4:55 pm

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

  • Arkansas congressman sees opportunity after visit to Cuba 
    Updated: Apr-18-16 12:59 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford of Arkansas says that a trip to Havana, Cuba, has boosted his belief that trade barriers should be eliminated.

  • US customs prepares for more international flights in Keys 
    Updated: Apr-18-16 10:40 am

    MARATHON, Florida - A new customs checkpoint is opening at Florida Keys airport in preparation for more traffic involving the island chain and Cuba and other international destinations.

  • Carnival may delay Cuba cruise over discrimination concerns 
    Updated: Apr-18-16 10:37 am

    MIAMI - Faced with protests, political pressure and a lawsuit, Carnival Corp. announced Monday it will allow Cuban-born passengers to book cruises to the island but will delay the trips if Cuba does not change its policy barring nationals from returning by sea.

  • US frees 9 Guantanamo prisoners, sends them to Saudi Arabia 
    Updated: Apr-16-16 4:47 pm

    MIAMI - The U.S. has released nine more prisoners from its base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and sent them to Saudi Arabia for resettlement, officials said Saturday.

  • Raul Castro presents grim portrait of Cuban reforms story has photos
    Updated: Apr-16-16 4:27 pm

    HAVANA - Cuban President Raul Castro delivered a grim report on the state of the country on Saturday, acknowledging that the communist bureaucracy he oversees has failed to implement most of the hundreds of changes launched five years ago to stimulate the stagnant centrally controlled economy.

  • More than 3 dozen Cuban migrants caught at sea 
    Updated: Apr-16-16 3:53 pm

    MIAMI - Nearly 40 Cuban migrants are being repatriated to Cuba after being caught at sea by U.S. Coast Guard officials.

  • Vermont Little League team heads to Cuba to play ball 
    Updated: Apr-16-16 12:24 pm

    BURLINGTON, Vermont - A Little League team from Vermont is heading to Cuba to play ball for a week.

  • Marco Rubio to speak at Bay of Pigs invasion anniversary 
    Updated: Apr-16-16 12:09 pm

    MIAMI - Sen. Marco Rubio will deliver a speech in Miami honoring the 1,500 veterans of the 55th anniversary of the failed Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba.

  • Stories from Calle Habana tell of a transforming city 
    Updated: Apr-16-16 10:20 am

    HAVANA - In the Old Havana neighborhood Cubans call Angel Hill, a dramatic transformation is underway. Crumbling old buildings are being replaced with expensive, shiny new restaurants and restored buildings for wealthier Cubans and tourists. Here are the stories of five residents of Calle Habana on how the changes are impacting them.

  • On one Havana street, gentrification exposes old inequality 
    Updated: Apr-16-16 10:17 am

    HAVANA - Halfway down Calle Habana, a crumbling two-story colonial building is being painstakingly restored by a Cuban-American businessman who fled as a child after the 1959 revolution. On the corner, brightly colored paintings hang in a home now converted into a chic art gallery.