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Cuban medical professionals working around the world

Solidarity is a way of life for Cubans. It's currently seen in the number of medical professionals that are working in countries outside of Cuba.

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“Giant” Fernando Gonzalez, Cuban Five prisoner, is home

At the airport, Gonzalez' wife Rosa Aurora, mother Magali Llort, and two sisters were the first to greet him. Cuban Five prisoner Rene Gonzalez, in Cuba since 2013, was also there.

Powerful interests mobilize to end U.S. anti-Cuban blockade

The U.S. economic blockade of Cuba, cruel and reviled across the globe, has persisted for as long as the period between the U.S. Civil War and World War I.

CELAC summit in Cuba reflects region’s altered power dynamics

The 33 heads of states on hand represented all Western Hemisphere nations south of the Rio Grande River, the region Marti called "Our America."

Infant mortality in Cuba hits new low

The Cuban ministry of health released new statistics that show that the country's infant mortality rate has hit a record low, placing it far ahead of the U.S.

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Cuba – 55 years of ideas and truth

On January 1, Cubans 2014 marked the 55th anniversary of their revolution's victory.

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Obama-Castro handshake has meaning

Attending a memorial for former South African President Nelson Mandela, President Obama shook hands with Cuban President Raul Castro. The encounter was surely revealing about the past, and maybe about the future.

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Colombian peace a distant dream for David Ravelo and Credhos

Negotiations in Cuba between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) aimed at ending 50 years of war have continued now for a year.

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Pressure to release U.S. contractor shifts to the White House

There may be a shift in the thinking of people who are working for the release of Alan Gross, a U.S. government subcontractor serving a 15-year jail sentence in Cuba.

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Where is U.S. Cuba policy going?

Speaking to a recent event organized by the anti-Castro Cuban-American Foundation in Miami on Nov. 9, President Obama got the attention of both supporters and opponents of U.S. Cuba policy

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