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205 detainees transferred, freed

The Pentagon called them "among the most dangerous, best-trained, vicious killers on the face of the earth," sweeping them up after Sept. 11 and hauling them in chains to a U.S. military prison in southeastern Cuba. Since then, hundreds of the men have been transferred from Guantanamo Bay to other countries, many of them for "continued detention." And then set free. Read More

Members of Congress go to Cuba seeking to improve relations

A delegation of American lawmakers sought improved diplomatic and economic ties with Cuba on Friday, anticipating leadership changes in Havana and on Capitol Hill. Ten U.S. House members were expected to discuss the possibility of easing U.S. trade and travel sanctions in meetings with Communist officials. Read More

Fidel Castro phones Cuban officials

Ailing Cuban President Fidel Castro has spoken by telephone to a meeting of Cuban officials, the ruling Communist Party newspaper Granma said on Saturday in the first official word on the 80-year-old leader in 11 days. Read More

President Bachelet receives Cuban deputy foreign minister

President Michelle Bachelet received Alejandro Gómez, Cuban deputy minister of foreign affairs, with whom she reviewed the positive state of bilateral relations and exchanged views on Latin America. Giraldo Mazola, Cuban ambassador to Chile, and Jaime Tohá, that of Chile in Cuba, attended the meeting, described as pleasant and cordial. Read More

Emerson to travel to Cuba to talk agriculture

U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson will travel to Cuba today to discuss how to expand U.S. agricultural exports to the country, her office announced Thursday morning. Emerson " whose district includes Wright, Douglas, Ozark counties and part of Taney County " will be in Cuba through Sunday. Read More

U.S. lawmakers heading to Cuba

A group of 10 U.S. congressmen who favor easing the embargo on Cuba is scheduled to visit the communist island, the BBC reported Friday. The bipartisan group of lawmakers will reportedly meet with senior Cuban officials Read More

Delahunt heads to Cuba for talks

U.S. Rep. William Delahunt will be among a group of 10 Republican and Democratic congressmen traveling to Cuba tomorrow in what they hope will become the first step in normalizing relations. "It's time to engage in discussion about issues that separate Cuba and the U.S.,'' said Delahunt, D-Mass., a strong critic of the Bush administration's policies toward the island nation. Read More

Former Czech president calls for boycott on Cuba's tourism

Former Czech president Vaclav Havel called on people to boycott tourist trips to Cuba in a video recording presented at a conference held by Lech Walesa, former Polish president and a Nobel Peace Prize winner, in Warsaw today. Read More

Cuba's olive branch-defense strategy

Cuba is not picking a fight with anybody but it is combat ready if George W. Bush makes good on his threat to launch preventive attacks against more of the countries he lists as his enemies. Read More

Raul Castro attends 13th birthday celebration for Cuban boy Elian Gonzalez

Acting President Raul Castro sat in for his ailing brother Fidel on Wednesday at an event marking Elian Gonzalez's 13th birthday " and another year of the ideological campaign launched after an international custody battle over the Cuban boy. Raul Castro, 75, has been increasingly taking on his brother's public duties amid persistent questions about when " or if " Fidel Castro will return to power. Read More

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