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The rafters rescued by the cruise ship boarded a U.S. Coast Guard ship Friday. (Courtesy: Rob Popoff)

Sharp Increase In Cuban Rafters This Year

The number of Cubans making the dangerous journey across the Florida straits for a better life in the U.S. is up sharply this year.

08/15/2014

Fidel Castro (Source: CBS)

Fidel Castro Marks 88th Birthday

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro marked his 88th birthday on Wednesday. An exhibit commemorating the history of his long leadership went on display in Havana on Tuesday.

08/13/2014

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Facing South Florida: Social Challenges Facing Cuba

While political and economic transformation underway around the world get studied and debated, less attention is given to the impact such changes are having on the people in those countries. Eliott sits down with the author of a new thought-provoking book which analyzes some of these human factors as they apply to Cuba and what impact it might have in the future.

CBS4–08/12/2014

Charlie Crist (Source: CBS4)

Crist Opponents Question His Political Conversion

It sounds like something Republican Gov. Rick Scott would ask of Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist: “How can the people of Florida trust your recent conversion?”

08/10/2014

(Courtesy: Hialeah Police Department)

Man Accused Of Killing Sister-In-Law Pleads Not Guilty

A man accused of shooting his 80-year-old sister-in-law at a Hialeah home pleaded not guilty in court Friday.

08/08/2014

(Photo: YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Sent Latin Youths To Cuba To Push For Change

The U.S. Agency for International Development reportedly sent youth from several Latin American countries to Cuba to push for political change.

08/04/2014

Source: CBS4) Alan Phillip Gross

Alan Gross, Imprisoned In Cuba, Says Goodbye To Family

A lawyer for Alan Gross, an American who has spent more than four years imprisoned in Cuba, said Monday that his client cannot take life in prison much longer and has said his goodbyes to his wife and a daughter.

08/04/2014

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FIU Professor Tapped To Help With Ebola Outbreak

A professor of infectious diseases at Florida International University College of Medicine has been told she will likely to go to West Africa to aid in the fight against the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history.

08/03/2014

Cuban former President Fidel Castro gives a speech, on September 03, 2010, at Havana's University. Castro talked to the students about the possibility of a nuclear war. (Source: Adalberto Roque/ Getty Images)

Fidel Castro Hands Power To Brother 8 Years Ago Today

On this day exactly eight years ago, Fidel Castro handed power of the communist island over to his brother Raul Castro.

07/31/2014

Melissa Acosta (Source: CBS4)

Woman Detained In Cuba Now Back In South Florida

Melissa Acosta, 20, is home after a month in Cuba and being detained in a jail overnight. The family held a press conference Tuesday to let everyone know she’s home, she’s safe and she is not charged with anything.

07/29/2014

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