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  • Some in congress balk as White House plows ahead with Cuba policy

    BOGOTA, Colombia Even before President Barack Obama announced sweeping changes in U.S. policy toward Cuba on Wednesday, his congressional opponents were vowing to undermine any attempt at rapprochement. With Republicans in control of the House and Senate...
  • U.S., Cuba End Deep Freeze

    WASHINGTON — Sweeping away a half-century of official U.S. animosity, President Barack Obama announced plans Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba and broaden business ties following the swap of several jailed spies and the release...
  • Deal between US, Cuba culminated 18 months of secret talks

    MIAMI During a 2007 campaign debate when his White House prospects still seemed mostly like a pipe dream, Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois was asked if, as president, he would sit down to talk to with leaders of countries like North Korea, Venezuela, Iran...
  • Sony pulls 'The Interview' amid threats from hackers

    Sony pulls 'The Interview' amid threats from hackers
    Sony said it is canceling the Christmas Day release of "The Interview" after movie theater chains — including the owners of a half-dozen cinemas in the Lehigh Valley — announced Wednesday they were scrapping plans to show the North Korea...
  • Cuba releases Alan Gross; White House announces plans to re-establish diplomatic relations with Havana

    Cuba releases Alan Gross; White House announces plans to re-establish diplomatic relations with Havana
    President Barack Obama announced plans Wednesday to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba, open an embassy in Havana and relax trade and travel restrictions — reversing more than half a century of policy aimed at isolating the Communist nation...
  • U.S.-Cuba ties: From revolution and Bay of Pigs to rapprochement

    The United States and Cuba plan to restore diplomatic relations and end more than five decades of fierce animosity that at one point took the world to the edge of nuclear conflict. Here is a summary of U.S.-Cuba relations since Fidel Castro seized...
  • When it comes to 'far left,' Jorge Ramos doesn't qualify

    When it comes to 'far left,' Jorge Ramos doesn't qualify
    As a columnist, one of the few rules I follow is not to stick labels to the people I write about in my columns. Most labels are in the eyes of the beholder, and many times they are simply wrong. This is the case with a recent South Florida colleague who...
  • Easing rules with Cuba may produce bonanza for US business

    WASHINGTON The Obama administration's move Wednesday toward normalized relations with Cuba after five decades of strife may set events in motion that will change business fortunes across the Florida Straits, the Caribbean and the Americas. The United...
  • Spy freed from Cuban prison hailed as secret U.S. hero

    President Barack Obama hailed him as one of the best spies America has ever had in Cuba, but precious little is known about the Cuban man freed in a prisoner swap on Wednesday after two decades of incarceration on the Communist island. The U.S....
  • Swap of former Cuban intelligence official at heart of US-Cuba deal

    WASHINGTON At the core of the breakthrough to normalize U.S.-Cuba ties was the swap of three Cuban spies for a former Cuban intelligence officer who sent information to the CIA that led to the exposure of agents who infiltrated U.S. military intelligence,...
  • Analysis: Probably too soon to call Cuba policy change 'historic'

    MIAMI The news from Havana and Washington about normalizing relations may not be as significant in the long term as some in the administration hope. While President Barack Obama's announcement Wednesday that he will normalize relations with Cuba is the...