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Cuban Five

Raul Castro: Detente With U.S. Won't Change Communist System

AP | ANDREA RODRIGUEZ | Posted 12.20.2014 | World

HAVANA (AP) — Cuban President Raul Castro sent a blunt message to Washington Saturday as the White House works to reverse a half-century of hostilit...

Cuba Libre: Obama Frees a Monster in America's Head

Dan Siegel | Posted 12.19.2014 | Politics
Dan Siegel

The Cold War against Cuba not only made life worse for ordinary Cubans. It also diminished America's own democracy and undermined its lofty spoken commitments to human rights and the rule of law.

'Cuban Five' at Heart of US-Cuba Deal

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

Because of the significance of the Cuban exile community in Miami, and the strategic importance of Florida in US elections, no US president has dared to normalize relations with Cuba. Obama has taken a courageous step in shifting US policy toward Cuba.

What You Need To Know About The 'Cuban Five'

AP | Posted 12.18.2014 | World

HAVANA (AP) — The "Cuban Five" refers to intelligence agents whose so-called "Wasp Network" operated in Florida in the 1990s. They were arrested in ...

It's Time to Talk About Cuba, Part 4

Kate Oberdorfer | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics
Kate Oberdorfer

I know that when it comes to the United States and Cuba, we are all haunted by ghosts. But the only way that I know to make a ghost disappear, is to turn around and face it.

A Prisoner Exchange that Could Improve Relations Between Cuba and the United States

Salim Lamrani | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Salim Lamrani

Barack Obama should use his powers as President of the United States and pardon the three Cubans that are still imprisoned. This will have the immediate effect of freeing Alan Gross and improving relations between Washington and Havana.

Thousands Welcome 'Cuban Five' Agent In Havana

AP | Posted 03.02.2014 | Latino Voices

HAVANA (AP) — Thousands of Cubans rallied at the University of Havana on Saturday night for a concert to give a hero's welcome to the second of five...

Rene Gonzalez Awaits Fellow "Cuban Five" Agent's Release

AP | ANDREA RODRIGUEZ | Posted 02.21.2014 | Latino Voices

HAVANA (AP) — When Fernando Gonzalez walks out of an Arizona prison next week, the "Cuban Five" will be down to three. Intelligence agents in the e...

Change With Cuba in President Obama's Hands

John McAuliff | Posted 02.22.2014 | World
John McAuliff

The handshake between President Obama and Raul Castro at Nelson Mandela's memorial service would have made the South African leader smile. It was the latest sign of a gradual thawing in relations between Washington and Havana after a frozen half-century.

Robert Carcasses, Favored Singer of the Cuban Regime, Demands Freedom at a Live Televised Concert in Havana

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 11.15.2013 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Robertico Carcásses was at the right time and the right place. He couldn't let the chance go by and so he let loose, on the main stage of the Cuban regime, what so many of us are thinking.

Artist Publicly Criticizes Communism In Cuba

AP | PETER ORSI | Posted 09.14.2013 | Latino Voices

HAVANA -- It was a day when Cubans were called to speak with one voice to demand the return of intelligence agents serving long prison terms in the Un...

'Cuban Five' Spy Allowed To Stay In Cuba, U.S. Judge Rules

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

One of the convicted spies known as the "Cuban Five" will be able to permanently remain in Cuba in exchange for renouncing his U.S. citizenship, a fed...

The Spies Who Loved Me: Los Cinco, Alan Gross and Faith

Luis Perez-Simon | Posted 06.03.2012 | World
Luis Perez-Simon

For many years now, both governments and assorted international institutions have addressed the fate of both Los cinco and Alan Gross, especially after their corresponding cases reached each country's Supreme Court. In essence, it has turned into a game of Chicken.

Cuba Today: Can the Pope Turn Two Wrongs Into a Right?

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 05.26.2012 | World
Blake Fleetwood

Benedict is not the champion of social justice that Pope John was. But now Benedict has the opportunity to show his compassion. After calling for the release of Alan Gross, he should likewise call on Obama to release the rest of the Cuban Five.

'Cuban Five' Spy Allowed To Go Home

AP | Posted 03.21.2012 | Miami

MIAMI -- A federal judge in Miami has granted a convicted Cuban spy's request to return home temporarily to visit a brother suffering from lung cancer...

The Cases of Alan Gross and the Cuban Five

Salim Lamrani | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics
Salim Lamrani

The way may be opening for increased U.S.-Cuban ties. The United States has removed all restrictions on Cuban-American travel from the U.S. to Cuba and all limitations on Cuban-American remittances to families on the island.

Cuban Graffiti Artist Demands Freedom With His Spray Can

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 12.16.2011 | Arts
Yoani Sanchez

Last week in Havana, the most playful of our artists was taken to prison.

US Fights Imprisoned Spy's Plan To Return To Cuba

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 11.12.2011 | Crime

MIAMI — A former Cuban intelligence officer convicted of spying in the U.S. wants to return immediately to Cuba upon his release from prison nex...

An Afternoon in Morón, Cuba (Photos)

Corinne McDermott | Posted 07.13.2011 | Travel
Corinne McDermott

We were afforded a relatively tourist-free glimpse into a real Cuban city -- devoid of Hemingway attractions and women in costume posing with cigars. We loved it.

Cuba Needs Friends This Holiday Season

Matt Brady | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Matt Brady

Today's Cuba lacks long-standing allies that can help it develop in the post-Fidel era. The release of American political prisoners such as Alan Gross could lead to increased dialogue and trade with potential friends.

Obama and Castro: Sparring Over Human Rights

Martha Burk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martha Burk

We seem destined to continued the 50-plus year dance of mutual animosity between the U.S. and Cuba. The U.S. trade embargo will continue. The war of words will not abate.

Ladies in White

Margarita Alarcon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Margarita Alarcon

These Ladies in White protest their husband's incarceration and they want them home. So, let the protests begin.

Supreme Court: No Re-Trial For "Cuban Five" Convicted Of Spying

AP | LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MIAMI — Cuban exiles said Monday they were relieved the Supreme Court refused to review the convictions of five intelligence agents for the comm...

Cuban Prisoners: Don't Trade Us For 'Cuban Five' Spies

AP | ANITA SNOW | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HAVANA — A leading rights activist says most of Cuba's 200 or more political prisoners would rather serve out long terms on the island than be p...