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Fidel Castro Makes Rare Public Appearance

Fidel Castro, Cuba’s former leader, made a rare public appearance Wednesday night to attend the opening of an art gallery in Havana.

CBS Miami–01/09/2014

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

Key West Mayor Craig Cates, right, waves goodbye as he boards a chartered aircraft at Key West International Airport Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, that flew to Havana, Cuba. The trip was the first legal commercial passenger flight from Key West to Cuba in more than 50 years and carried five passengers who will remain until Jan. 3, 2014. It was organized by the Florida Keys Tropical Research Ecological Exchange Institute under a people-to-people cultural exchange license. Cates accompanied the passengers but did not stay in Cuba and returned to Key West. At left is Monroe County Airports Director Peter Horton. (Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

First Keys Flight To Cuba In More Than Five Decades

A small travel group departed Key West International Airport Monday on the first legally sanctioned commercial passenger flight from the island city to Havana, Cuba, in more than half a century.

12/30/2013

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Among Cuban Exiles, An Old Toast Goes Silent

It was a toast repeated yearly since the family arrived from Cuba in the 1960s. Gustavo Pérez Firmat’s family uttered the toast as a wish they anxiously waited to fulfill.

12/29/2013

Stem Cell Research

Cuban Woman Granted Visa For Stem Cell Donation

A visa approval for a Cuban woman wanting to come to the U.S., now means she can come to Miami to donate stem cells to her sister with leukemia.

12/19/2013

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Elian Gonzalez Makes First Trip Abroad Since 2000

Elian Gonzalez the Cuban boy who survived a boat sinking during his journey to South Florida but was later taken at gunpoint by US agents from Miami relatives, took his first trip overseas since being reunited with his father in Cuba back in 2000.

12/09/2013

William Potts leaving Havana on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. (Source: CBS4)

Homesick Hijacker Arrives In South Florida After 30 Years In Cuba

The man who hijacked a Florida bound plane to Cuba almost 30 years ago has returned to U.S. soil.

CBS Miami–11/06/2013

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: Jesse Jackson attends Africa-America Institute 60th Anniversary Awards Gala at New York Hilton on September 25, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by:  Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for Africa-America Institute)

Rev. Jesse Jackson Visits Cuba

Rev. Jesse Jackson is in Cuba and it’s not clear how long he may stay.

09/28/2013

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Cubans Receiving Nonimmigrant Visas Jumps 82 Percent

At 67, Cuban taxi driver Benito Perez had never been on a plane. For years, friends in Miami had invited him to visit, but he couldn’t afford to pay for the flight and didn’t want to burden his friends. The process of getting an exit permit from Cuban authorities and permission from the U.S. government also seemed daunting.

09/22/2013

In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, endurance swimmer Diana Nyad, left, and her chief handler Bonnie Stoll, right, ride in a parade Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, past Sloppy Joe's Bar in Key West, Fla., a day after Nyad completed a Cuba-to-Key West swim that took 52 hours and 54 minutes. The procession honored Nyad after she became the first person to complete the swim across the Florida Straits without the security of a shark cage. (AP Photo/Florida Keys News Bureau, Rob O'Neal)

Nyad Has No Plans Of Slowing Down After Record-Breaking Swim

Fifth times the charm for swimmer Diana Nyad who, at 64, feels as if she’s “truly dead center in the prime” of her life.

09/04/2013

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