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Number Of U.S. Visitors To Cuba Continues Rise

New numbers released Monday show the number of U.S. visitors to Cuba continues to rise despite a more than five-decade long embargo that is still in place.

04/07/2014

(CBS4)

Challenges Emerge Following “Cuban Twitter”

New challenges are likely to emerge following the revelation that a U.S. government-funded program set up a cellphone-based social network in Cuba.

04/05/2014

For more than half a century, Cubans on the island have kept old American cars in running condition. But now, the Cuban government is hoping to get other vehicles on the road by relaxing restrictions on car sales. (Source: CBS)

Cubans Dislike Government Change On Car Buying Rules

For more than half a century, Cubans on the island have kept old American cars in running condition. But now, the Cuban government is hoping to get other vehicles on the road by relaxing restrictions on car sales.

01/20/2014

Fidel Castro

Wednesday Marks 55 Years Of Castro’s Rule In Cuba

While January 1 is a day of celebration for many, for exiled Cubans, it’s a somber anniversary of the communist revolution on the Caribbean island.

CBS Miami–01/01/2014

Rene Gonzalez renounced his U.S. citizenship and will remain in Cuba. (CBS4)

Convicted Cuban Spy Renounces U.S. Citizenship, Will Stay In Cuba

Unlike thousands of Cubans who visit the U.S, Interests Section in Havana hoping to leave the island, Rene Gonzalez showed up to the U.S. diplomatic mission Monday accompanied by his attorney to renounce his U.S. citizenship so he can stay in Cuba permanently

CBS4–05/06/2013

Raul Castro

Report: Raul Castro Talks Retirement

The island nation of Cuba may be without a Castro for the first time in decades soon after Cuban President Raul Castro unexpectedly mentioned in a speech Friday that he is old and has a right to retire.

CBS4–02/22/2013

Coral Gables building fire on Friday, April 27, 2012. (CBS4)

Controversial Travel Company Goes Up In Flames

A Coral Gables based travel company went up in flames Friday morning and the incident has brought out the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms to look into exactly what happened.

CBS4–04/27/2012

Judy Gross (R) wife of US citizen Alan Gross, walks accompanied by an unidentified man, on March 4, 2011 along a street in Havana near the municipal court where her husband in being judged on charges of espionage.  (Source: ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images)

Cuba: US Man Held For 2 Years Was ‘Undercover,’ Violating Law

It has been two years since an American man was in held prison in communist Cuba, and Cuban officials say Alan Gross conducted “undercover activities” and was part of a program aimed at “disrupting the constitutional order in Cuba.”

CBS4–12/03/2011

Laura Pollan, leader of Ladies in White opposition group, talks February 11, 2011, at her home in  Havana. The Cuban church announced the release of Pollan's husband, Hector Maseda, but Maseda said he won't leave jail until all the remaining prisoner do. (Source: ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images)

Miami Mass Held For Cuban Founder Of Ladies In White

A mass will be held in Miami for Laura Pollan, the founder of Cuba’s Ladies In White. Pollan died Friday after she was hospitalized on Oct. 7 for acute respiratory problems.

CBS4–10/15/2011

Laura Pollan, leader of Ladies in White opposition group, talks February 11, 2011, at her home in  Havana. The Cuban church announced the release of Pollan's husband, Hector Maseda, but Maseda said he won't leave jail until all the remaining prisoner do. (Source: ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images)

Founder Of Cuba’s Ladies In White Dead At 63

Laura Pollan, the founder of Cuba’s “Ladies In White” has died, according to Cuban dissidents Elizardo Sanchez. She was 63.

CBS4–10/14/2011

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