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Apr 7, 2014 — Congress, the development agency says, specifically earmarked money for a program to break the "information blockade" in Cuba.
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Apr 3, 2014 — According to a report by the Associated Press, the U.S. funded the creation of a social media platform designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba.
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Jan 31, 2014 — The Chong Chon Gang and its crew of 35 have been held since July, when Panamanian authorities found Cuban weapons aboard in violation of U.N. sanctions against Pyongyang.
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Dec 22, 2013 — For bilateral relations to succeed, said Castro, the countries must learn to respect their differences. Cuba's not changing, he said. And they're demanding that the U.S. change its ways.
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Nov 7, 2013 — An American man who hijacked a plane to Cuba nearly 30 years ago will be in a U.S. court Thursday. William Potts returned from Cuba this week, saying he wanted closure. He was arrested immediately.
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Oct 29, 2013 — In a vote that has become something of a tradition, only one country in the U.N. General Assembly agreed with the United States that its embargo of Cuba should continue. The final count in the vote was 188-2.
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Oct 22, 2013 — Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Cuba has used either American currency or a peso that's pegged to the dollar alongside its national peso. The country says it will unify the two currencies.
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Oct 2, 2013 — Cuba has been sending doctors abroad for decades to work throughout Latin America and as far away as Africa. So it's not surprising Brazil turned to Cuba when it wanted to import thousands of badly needed doctors. But Brazil's medical establishment objects and wants to block the program.
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Aug 12, 2013 — Also: the first English-language bookstore in Cuba; the role of public libraries during natural disasters; the best books coming out this week.
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Jul 6, 2013 — The leaders of Bolivia, Venezuela and Nicaragua have said they're willing to give asylum to the "NSA leaker." He's been lingering in legal limbo at an airport in Russia for nearly two weeks. If he tries to get to Latin America, he may need an OK from Cuba to stop there.
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