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  • Cuban leader Fidel Castro stands in silence as he pays his respects at a statue of fellow communist revolutionary Mao Tse-tung, in Mao's mausoleum in Beijing's Tiananmen Square Saturday, December 2, 1995. After presenting a wreath Castro viewed Mao's preserved body which is permanently on display in the mausoleum. (AP Photo/Greg Baker)

    Inside China: PLA rejects travelers' blame for frustrating flight delays

    The People's Liberation Army is denying that its massive air force and missile drills in eastern and central China have been responsible for thousands of commercial flight cancellations and delays since July 20.


  • Fidel Castro 'dismayed' by Garcia Marquez's death

    Fidel Castro was hit hard by last week's death of longtime friend and Nobel Prize-winning Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Cuba's No. 2 leader said Friday.


  • FILE - In this Dec. 8, 1982 file photo, Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez shows his Nobel Prize medal after he delivered his Nobel Lecture in Stockholm, Sweden. Marquez died Thursday April 17, 2014 at his home in Mexico City. (AP Photo/Bjorn Elgstrand, Pool, File)

    Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

    Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast.


  • Cuban-Americans react to secret Twitter project

    Cuban-Americans are divided over the revelation by The Associated Press that the U.S. government spent millions of dollars to secretly create a "Cuban Twitter" designed to undermine the island's communist government.


  • FILE - In this Tuesday Nov. 12, 2002 file photo, old single engine airplane are seen at a Cuban airport in Los Palacios, near Pinar del Rio, Cuba. Cuban pilot Nemencio Carlos Alonso Guerra stole a small plane, similar to these shown, and flew to Florida with seven relatives. At face value, they are three old planes not worth much more their parts and scrap metal. Stolen from the Cuban government during a six-month period ending in April 2003 - two by hijackers, one by its pilot - all three landed at Key West International Airport, a 116-mile flight from struggling Havana to the gleaming shores of the U.S. (AP Photo/Jose Goitia, File)

    Hijacked Cuban planes still caught in limbo

    At face value, they are three old planes not worth much more than their parts and scrap metal. Stolen from the Cuban government during a six-month period ending in April 2003 - two by hijackers, one by its pilot - all three landed at Key West International Airport, a 116-mile flight from struggling Havana to the gleaming shores of the U.S.


  • FILE - In this Tuesday Nov. 12, 2002 file photo, old single engine airplane are seen at a Cuban airport in Los Palacios, near Pinar del Rio, Cuba. Cuban pilot Nemencio Carlos Alonso Guerra stole a small plane, similar to these shown, and flew to Florida with seven relatives. At face value, they are three old planes not worth much more their parts and scrap metal. Stolen from the Cuban government during a six-month period ending in April 2003 - two by hijackers, one by its pilot - all three landed at Key West International Airport, a 116-mile flight from struggling Havana to the gleaming shores of the U.S. (AP Photo/Jose Goitia, File)

    Hijacked Cuban planes still caught in limbo

    At face value, they are three old planes not worth much more than their parts and scrap metal. Stolen from the Cuban government during a six-month period ending in April 2003 - two by hijackers, one by its pilot - all three landed at Key West International Airport, a 116-mile flight from struggling Havana to the gleaming shores of the U.S.


  • FILE- In this Aug. 3, 2006 file photo, Huber Matos poses at his home in Miami. Matos, a Cuban revolutionary, had a falling out with Castro over the direction of the revolution and was jailed for 20 years before his release in 1979. Matos died of a heart attack at a Miami area hospital. He was 95. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    Matos, Cuban rebel leader turned Castro foe, dies

    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.


  • Among exile elite, a shift over Cuba-US policy

    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.


  • Elian Gonzalez attends an official event with Cuban President Raul Castro (not seen) in Havana on Wednesday, June 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Adalberto Roque, Pool)

    Elian Gonzalez makes first trip outside Cuba since custody battle

    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.


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