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    Authorities in New Jersey have said they hope a historic warming of ties between the United States and Cuba will help them capture and imprison Black Panther Assata Shakur. "We view any changes in relations with Cuba as an opportunity to bring her back to the United States to finish her sentence for the murder of a New Jersey State Trooper in 1973," said State Police Superintendent Colonel Rick Fuentes. The encounter left both the...
    December 19, 2014 | Story
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    By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan
    The failed United States policy against Cuba, which has for more than half a century stifled relations between these neighboring countries and inflicted generations of harm upon the Cuban people, may finally be collapsing.
    December 18, 2014 | Columns & Articles
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    President Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro announced Wednesday that the United States will restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba for the first time in more than half a century. The historic deal will include the opening of a U.S. embassy in Havana and comes with a prisoner exchange. Live from Cuba, we go to Havana for reaction from Peter Kornbluh, director of the Cuba Documentation Project at the National Security Archive at George...
    December 18, 2014 | Story
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    As a new chapter in U.S.-Cuban relations begins, we host a roundtable discussion about the prisoners released as part of the new deal. Cuba freed USAID contractor Alan Gross and a former Cuban intelligence officer who who worked secretly for the CIA, and the United States released the remaining members of the Cuban Five: Gerardo Hernández, Antonio Guerrero and Ramón Labañino. We speak with attorney Martin Garbus of the Cuban Five legal team...
    December 18, 2014 | Story
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    We look at the details of the new normalized relations between the United States and Cuba, which include an easing of restrictions on banking, investment and travel, and discuss whether President Obama can lift the embargo on Cuba without congressional approval. We speak with Robert Muse, an expert on U.S. laws relating to Cuba and attorney based in Washington, D.C. His recent article published in Americas Quarterly is "U.S. Presidential...
    December 18, 2014 | Story
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    Watch our 2012 extended interview with journalist, filmmaker, author and professor Saul Landau. His film, "Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand Up?" exposed U.S. support for violent anti-Castro militants.
    December 17, 2014 | Web Exclusive
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    In a Democracy Now! exclusive, the first freed member of the Cuban Five, René González, speaks out after a 13-year imprisonment in the United States. Watch our October 2013 interview.
    December 17, 2014 | Web Exclusive
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    Fact sheet from the White House detailing key components of the new U.S. policy approach to Cuba.
    December 17, 2014 | Web Exclusive
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    In a reported prisoner exchange, Cuba has released jailed USAID subcontractor Alan Gross after five years in prison while the United States is freeing the three remaining members of the Cuban Five — Gerardo Hernandez, Antonio Guerrero and Ramon Labañino.
    December 17, 2014 | Web Exclusive
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    In the new book, "Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations between Washington and Havana," authors Peter Kornbluh and William LeoGrande use recently declassified documents to expose the secret history of dialogue between the United States and Cuba. Among the revelations are details of how then-U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger considered launching airstrikes against Cuba after Fidel Castro sent troops to support...
    October 02, 2014 | Story