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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Fidel Castro
A second member of the "Cuban Five" spy ring is getting his release from a U.S. prison after spending more than 15 years behind bars.
Huber Matos Benitez, who helped lead the Cuban Revolution as one of Fidel Castro's key lieutenants before his efforts to resign from the burgeoning communist government landed him in prison for 20 years, has died. He was 95.
A second member of the "Cuban Five" - the spy ring whose arrests and convictions have caused repeated tensions between Washington and Havana - was released Thursday from a U.S. prison after spending more than 15 years behind bars.
With political uprisings in Venezuela and the Ukraine, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is urging the world not to forget the Cuban people's struggles. The son of Cuban immigrants on Saturday helped thousands of Cuban exiles and Cuban-Americans in Miami inaugurate a monument dedicated to those who died in opposition to Cuba's communist government.
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Sitting in the courtyard of a picturesque Miami bookstore cafe, Cuban writer Leonardo Padura chuckles between drags on a cigarette.
When Miami's new art museum opened in December, namesake Jorge Perez spoke easily about a once-taboo topic among Cuban-American powerbrokers: his desire to increase artistic exchanges with those on the communist island.
It was supposed to be a triumphant return.
Osama bin Laden always kept one within arm's reach. Its silhouette can be seen crossed with a hoe on the national flag of Mozambique. Chilean leftist President Salvador Allende died in the famous 1973 coup holding one — a gift from Cuban ally Fidel Castro. Its distinctive image has been emblazoned across T-shirts and vodka bottles around the world.
Elian Gonzalez, who made headlines 14 years ago when he mother died while journeying from Cuba to the United States — sparking an international custody battle — said America was to blame for his loss.
Elian Gonzalez, who was embroiled in a international custody dispute after he was rescued at sea as a boy more than a decade ago, has traveled outside his native Cuba for the first time since being returned by U.S. authorities.
Some called him Tata ("Father"). Others affectionately called him by his clan name, Madiba. The world knew him as Nelson Mandela. It was June 1990 when this force of nature, this dignified man, came to America months after being released from RobbensIsland.
As a bibliophile who devours several lineal feet of books on espionage and intelligence each month, both for review and for pleasure, I find it delightful to encounter a volume written by a professional who has walked the ground about which he writes. Michael J. Sulick spent 28 years with the CIA, including stints as chief of counterintelligence and then head of covert operations of the clandestine service.
Nov. 22, 1963 — the world seemed to stand still. Everyone who was alive remembers that horrible Friday and exactly where they were and what they were doing.
Most Americans of my generation can remember where they were when they heard that President Kennedy had been fatally shot 50 years ago because it was traumatic and it all but took place on television.
"I think he's going to go to the other place," he said, sparking some laughter from the crowd.
he said that, as a registered Republican, he's not thrilled with the field and not overly optimistic that any will deliver regime change in Cuba.