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October 29, 2014 4:23 AM Cuba tries to drive up fertility amid baby slump

HAVANA — Daymarys Gonzalez’s first attempt to have a child ended with an ectopic pregnancy at age 31. She stopped trying to conceive after a miscarriage the following year. Now, the 37-year-old pet-bird breeder is unexpectedly pregnant again, and Cuba’s communist government is doing all it can to make sure she has a successful delivery. Three months 46

October 26, 2014 3:11 PM Cuba stalemate makes identifying rafters difficult

The bodies surfaced 20 miles out from a popular South Florida beach: Four men, still youthful. Their remains were badly deteriorated, bitten by sharks, their faces unrecognizable. One had a horseshoe-shaped scar on his head. Two bore tattoos: One of a spider, the other of a tiger with a flower. The fourth wore a pair of orange briefs and a gold-colored 19

October 26, 2014 3:05 PM Tattoos and scars: Sour US-Cuba relations make identifying bodies found at sea difficult

MIAMI — The bodies surfaced 20 miles out from a popular South Florida beach: Four men, still youthful. Their remains were badly deteriorated, bitten by sharks, their faces unrecognizable. One had a horseshoe-shaped scar on his head. Two bore tattoos: One of a spider, the other of a tiger with a flower. The fourth wore a pair of orange briefs and a gold-colored 11

October 26, 2014 1:46 PM Uncovering a dark secret at ‘Model Prison’

On a remote island off the southwest coast of Cuba stands a complex of circular structures once described by French philosopher Michel Foucault as a perfect model of disciplinary power. Those held there can’t tell if an armed guard was watching from a tower situated in the heart of the penitentiary. But for those detained there, as well as other Cubans 11

October 25, 2014 11:05 PM Ebola cases cross 10,000 mark

While global media has been highlighting the stray cases of Ebola infection to visiting Westerners, the situation on the ground in the three most affected countries -- Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone -- continues to be grim with health workers struggling to contain the disease. Over 10,000 persons have been affected by Ebola in West Africa, leaving 33

October 24, 2014 10:36 AM Latino millennials want to end Cuba embargo

"Asking whether someone is for or against the embargo was a good question in 1962," said Giancarlo Sopo, a 31-year-old Miami-born marketing executive in New York. "We've allowed this policy to become the 800-pound gorilla in the room and a distraction from the atrocities of the regime, the human rights abuses, and the aspirations of the Cuban people 26

October 22, 2014 9:27 PM Ben Bradlee and the Cubans, a genuine passion for getting it right

Former editor of the Washington Post Ben Bradlee (C) returns to his seat as baseball Hall-of-Famer Ernie Banks (L) and former U.S. President Bill Clinton (R) look on after Bradlee was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in the East Room at the White House on November 20, 2013. Bradlee took great care to avoid stereotyping Cubans during the Post’s 24

October 21, 2014 9:30 PM Haitian Reunification fight to continue, activists say

South Florida immigration and Haitian activists vowed Tuesday to closely monitor a new U.S. immigration policy that will allow thousands of Haitians who are eligible to receive a green card in two years to wait it out in the United States with relatives. At the same time, activists said they will continue to urge the Obama administration to increase 18

October 21, 2014 9:37 AM Rational altruism against Ebola

It may seem surprising that there has been a deluge of international press coverage of the recent outbreak of Ebolavirus: In fact, this disease where it does occur, unlike many others, starting with cholera, causes many fewer deaths. Its media impact, though, is justified on the basis of its appalling aspect, by the absence of vaccines or drugs and by the fact that it can become 47

October 21, 2014 4:20 AM In Ebola fight, Cuba flexes medical diplomacy muscle

Havana, Cuba (CNN) -- In all likelihood, the 91 Cuban health workers heading to West Africa on Tuesday will face the most perilous assignment of their careers. They are joining 165 of their colleagues already working in the region to halt the spread of Ebola. Although Cuban government officials say the majority of the health workers being sent to West Africa 30