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Supporters hold signs to call on bringing home of U.S. citizen Alan Gross who is currently being held in a Cuban prison, during a rally at the Lafayette Park outside the White House December 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. Supporters and community leaders gathered at the rally to mark the 4th anniversary of the detention of Alan Gross and called on the U.S. and Cuban governments to negotiate for his immediate release and return home. (Source: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

American Imprisoned In Cuba Begins Hunger Strike

An American man imprisoned in Cuba for more than four years is on a hunger strike, according to a statement released by his lawyer on Tuesday.

04/08/2014

(Photo: YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

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

US Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, William R. Brownfield (L), arrives for a press conference with Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina, at the presidential residence in Guatemala City on March 27, 2012. AFP PHOTO / Johan ORDONEZ (Photo credit should read JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

State Dept. Official In Miami To Sign Security Deal

Since Miami is considered a hub for Latin American and Caribbean travel and trade, a top U.S. State Department official is in town to sign an agreement with Miami port of officials on security related issues in the Caribbean region.

08/28/2013

(Source: AP)

State Dept. Issues Worldwide Travel Alert For Terrorist Threat

The United States State Department issued a rare worldwide travel alert to U.S. citizen about a potential terrorist attack, “particularly in the Middle East and North Africa.”

CBS Miami–08/02/2013

(Source: CBS4)

U.S. State Department Shoots Down 3D Guns

With one shot, a 25-year old Texas law student killed two things: the notion that 3D technology is only used by professionals and any chance of the gun debate going away.

05/15/2013

(Source: CBS)

State Dept. Upgrades Travel Warning To Haiti

Travelers to Haiti are being warned about robberies and lawlessness in the island nation.

CBS4–12/30/2012

Biob Levinson disappeared during a trip to Iran four years ago.

FBI Confirms “Proof Of Life” For Coral Springs Man Missing In Iran

A former FBI agent from Broward County who has been missing in Iran since 2007 may be alive, U.S. officials announced Thursday.

CBS4–03/03/2011

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Pompano Father Pleading For Return Of Daughter From Middle East

A South Florida father is working with the state department and FBI to retrieve his toddler daughter who was taken to the Middle East without his knowledge.

CBS4–02/08/2011