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  • Turning a page on Cuba

    The release today of Alan Gross, the American contractor from Maryland held captive for five years in a Cuban prison on trumped up espionage charges, signals not only the long-awaited return of an unjustly accused man to his family and friends but also a historic shift in U.S. policy toward the island nation. The U.S. effort to force the Cuba's communist government from power through economic sanctions and diplomatic isolation never achieved its intended purpose, but it did succeed in creating a 50-year rift between the two countries that benefited neither. This change in direction was long overdue.
  • A poignant tale from ex-Marine held in Mexico, but not the whole story

    Andrew Tahmooressi, the former Marine sergeant who spent seven months imprisoned in Mexico, will spend a quiet Veterans Day at home with his family in Florida. He was released by a Mexican federal judge on Oct. 31, after a finding by both defense and...

    Marine Tahmooressi is released from Mexican jail

    Marine Tahmooressi is released from Mexican jail
    A Mexican judge on Friday ordered the immediate release of a Marine held behind bars since April 1 on weapons charges. Lawyers for Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, 25, a reservist who served two deployments to Afghanistan, had argued that his arrest at the...

    Former Marine freed from Mexico jail arrives home in Florida

    Former Marine freed from Mexico jail arrives home in Florida
    A former Marine, newly freed after seven months in a Mexican jail on gun charges, arrived in his home state of Florida on Saturday to get treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. A Mexican court released Andrew Tahmooressi, 26, a veteran of the war...

    Former U.S. marine freed after spending months in Mexican jail

    Former U.S. marine freed after spending months in Mexican jail
    A former U.S. Marine, who had been held in Mexican jail for months after arriving at the border from California with guns in his vehicle, was freed on psychological grounds on Friday, a Mexican court said. Andrew Tahmooressi, 26, an American veteran...