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  • Obama to visit Cuba during AIPAC’s Policy Conference

    February 18, 2016 | 12:57 pm

    President Barack Obama may not be attending AIPAC’s Policy Conference in Washington D.C. in the last year of his presidency.

    The White House announced on Thursday that the President will travel to Cuba to meet with Cuban President Raul Castro, entrepreneurs, and “Cubans from...

  • Six points on Alan Gross, ‘normalization’ of U.S.-Cuba relations and the American spy flying under the radar

    By Jared Sichel

    December 17, 2014 | 3:59 pm

    The news on Dec. 17 about the sudden thaw in diplomatic relations between Washington and Havana was so surprising that we really won’t know for months — or years — what the impact will be. In the meantime, here are seven key points about the deal:

    1. The timing made sense.

    ...
  • Freed prisoner Alan Gross loves Judaism

    By Ryan Torok

    December 17, 2014 | 11:13 am

    Alan Gross was freed from a Cuban prison on Wednesday after five years, much of that time in isolation. His release was part of a prisoner exchange deal between Cuba and the United States that President Barack Obama announced marks the start of improved relations between the two...

  • World pays homage to Mandela in mass memorial service

    December 9, 2013 | 4:41 pm

    World leaders, from U.S. President Barack Obama to Cuba's Raul Castro, will pay homage to Nelson Mandela at a mass memorial in South Africa on Tuesday that will recall his gift for bringing enemies together across political and racial divides.

    Obama and Castro, whose countries...

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  • U.S. senators ask Cuban president to release Gross

    September 25, 2012 | 10:32 am

    A bipartisan group of U.S. senators asked Cuban President Raul Castro to release jailed American contractor Alan Gross.

    Led by Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), 44 senators in a letter to Castro called Gross’ imprisonment a “major obstacle” to bilateral relations.

    ...
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