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Christie Renews Call to Demand Cuba Return Convicted Killer

Christie Renews Call to Demand Cuba Return Convicted Killer
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is again calling on the federal
government to have Cuba return a woman convicted in the murder of a
state trooper.
March 25, 2017, at 5:45 p.m.

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has again called on
the federal government to have Cuba… Continue reading

No sign of release for the last Cuban spy in a US jail

No sign of release for the last Cuban spy in a US jail
Despite thaw in relations, Ana Belén Montes looks set to serve last nine
years of quarter-century sentence
PABLO DE LLANO
Corresponsal en Miami
Miami 8 MAR 2017 – 16:05 CET

On February 28, in her cell at a maximum security prison in Fort Worth,
Texas, Ana Belén… Continue reading

Havana Mobilizes For The Liberation Of The Spy Ana Belén Montes

Havana Mobilizes For The Liberation Of The Spy Ana Belén Montes

14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana 27 February 2017 – This Tuesday, a
campaign launches in Cuba for the liberation of Ana Belén Montes, a
former intelligence analyst for the United States Defense Intelligence
Agency, condemned for espionage and considered a “prisoner of
conscience” by the government of Havana. The initiative… Continue reading

Brothers To The Rescue – A Crime That Hurts “Like The First Day”

Brothers To The Rescue: A Crime That Hurts “Like The First Day”/
14ymedio, Mario Penton

14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 24 February 2017 – Members of the Cuban
exile remembered the anniversary of the death of four Cuban Americans
after the shooting down of two planes of the humanitarian NGO Brothers
to the Rescue by the Cuban Air Force in 1996.… Continue reading

Set Fire To Havana In Order To Hide The Body?

Set Fire To Havana In Order To Hide The Body? / Cubanet, Miriam Celaya

Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 21 February 2017 – People say that when
an event happens repeatedly it stops being an accident. The fire that
took place on Monday, February 20th, 2017, in “La Mezclilla” store, in
the neighborhood of San Leopoldo (Municipality of Centro Habana) is… Continue reading

Liberados 11 cubanos secuestrados cuando se dirigían a la frontera entre México y EEUU

Liberados 11 cubanos secuestrados cuando se dirigían a la frontera entre
México y EEUU
DDC | Ciudad de México | 9 de Febrero de 2017 – 11:48 CET.

Los 11 cubanos secuestrados hace una semana por un grupo desconocido en
la ciudad de Reynosa, México, cuando se dirigían al punto fronterizo de
Nuevo Laredo fueron liberados el martes, informa Mega… Continue reading

Clinic operator who fled to Cuba returns to face $130M healthcare fraud case

Clinic operator who fled to Cuba returns to face $130M healthcare fraud case
BY JAY WEAVER
jweaver@miamiherald.com

Soon after the feds broke up a family-run chain of clinics that tried to
steal $130 million from Miami-Dade Public Schools and a string of major
U.S. companies, a trio of Cuban immigrants fled to Mexico and eventually
back home to the island.… Continue reading

Police in Holguin Pursue a Cuban and Three Foreigners

Police in Holguin Pursue a Cuban and Three Foreigners / Juan Juan Almeida

Juan Juan Almeida, 23 January 2017 — At nine at night on 19 January in
the Pueblo Nuevo neighborhood in the eastern province of Holguin,
suddenly out of nothing there was a bustling scene of police chase going
after a Cuban citizen and three foreigners, carrying cocaine… Continue reading

On Notice – Cuban Repressor Dainier Suarez Pagan

On Notice: Cuban Repressor Dainier Suarez Pagan / Foundation for Human
Rights in Cuba

Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba, 30 January 2017 — To Mr. Suarez
Pagan: For six months, since we took the initiative to identify those
people who exercise the repression of the Cuban tyranny, your name is
repeated more often than any other, associated with the… Continue reading

Cuba deal ‘burns bridge’ to convicted cop killer’s return, N.J. State Police head says

Cuba deal ‘burns bridge’ to convicted cop killer’s return, N.J. State
Police head says
By S.P. Sullivan | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
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on January 19, 2017 at 5:43 PM

TRENTON — The head of the New Jersey State Police on Thursday decried a
deal struck between the United States and Cuba because… Continue reading

With no deal on convicted killer, police slam US-Cuba pact

With no deal on convicted killer, police slam US-Cuba pact
Associated PressJanuary 20, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The head of New Jersey’s state police has
criticized a law enforcement deal reached between the U.S. and Cuba,
because it doesn’t require the return of a woman convicted of killing a
state trooper.

Col. Rick Fuentes said Thursday that the information-sharing… Continue reading

Obama agrees not to extradite U.S. fugitives from Cuba

Obama agrees not to extradite U.S. fugitives from Cuba
By Dave Boyer – The Washington Times – Monday, January 16, 2017

The Obama administration signed a law-enforcement agreement with Cuba
Monday that doesn’t call for the return of U.S. fugitives, including
former Black Panther Joanne Chesimard, who is wanted for killing a New
Jersey police officer.
The pact was signed… Continue reading

In final days, Obama administration signs law enforcement pact with Cuba

In final days, Obama administration signs law enforcement pact with Cuba
Gregory Korte , USA TODAY Published 7:16 p.m. ET Jan. 16, 2017 |

WASHINGTON — The U.S. State Department signed a new agreement on law
enforcement cooperation with Cuba on Monday, seeking to further deepen
ties with the communist island just four days before the end of the
Obama… Continue reading

New JFK assassination theory – Cuban double agent led plot

New JFK assassination theory: Cuban double agent led plot
By Joshua Rhett Miller November 11, 2016 | 1:26pm

More than 50 years after President John F. Kennedy was gunned down in
Dallas, new evidence uncovered in the secret diaries of a Cold War spy
and assassin implicates another clandestine figure believed to be
working as a double agent for Cuba,… Continue reading

Wanted fisherman fled to Cuba

Wanted fisherman fled to Cuba
BY ADAM LINHARDT Citizen Staff
alinhardt@keysnews.com

A Marathon trap fisherman accused of using dozens of untagged traps
apparently fled to Cuba following a two-month investigation into illegal
lobster fishing, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission and the State Attorney’s Office.

FWC officers served a warrant on Nov. 4 after surveilling the vessel,… Continue reading

Young Cuban women lured to Miami on promises of freedom, forced into prostitution

Young Cuban women lured to Miami on promises of freedom, forced into
prostitution
BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES AND BRENDA MEDINA
ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com

As a means to flee Cuba, six young women agreed to work in Miami as
exotic dancers.

That was the deal to pay off a $20,000 smuggling fee from the island to
Mexico and ultimately into the United States.… Continue reading

Police Break Up Two Theft Rings In Villa Clara Wifi Zones

Police Break Up Two Theft Rings In Villa Clara Wifi Zones / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 11 October 2016 — “Be careful in wifi zones,” reads
the most common warning seen in areas throughout the country where
wireless navigation is enabled. The “explosion” of cellphones, laptops
and tablets in these areas is accompanied by an increase in thefts from
users accounts.… Continue reading

Making a Living in Cuba on Gambling

Making a Living in Cuba on Gambling / Iván García

Iván García, 26 September 2016 — Although the bleachers of the old
stadium in Cerro are deserted, the overcast sky promises rain and the
poor quality of the baseball game between Industriales and Sancti
Spiritus invites a siesta, a chubby mulato with arms tattooed in Chinese
writing — let’s call… Continue reading

Illegal gambling flourishes in Cuba despite potential stiff punishment

Illegal gambling flourishes in Cuba despite potential stiff punishment
Iván García
Desde La Habana

Although the old stadium in Havana’s Cerro neighborhood is almost empty
and rain is in the forecast, Oscar sits by left field and starts taking
bets.

“A few years ago, betting on baseball had more followers. But now
baseball is so depressing that people prefer to… Continue reading

5 Cuban volleyball players convicted of rape in Finland

5 Cuban volleyball players convicted of rape in Finland
AP

HELSINKI – A Finnish court on Tuesday convicted five members of Cuba’s
national volleyball team of aggravated rape and ordered them to pay a
total of 24,000 euros ($27,000) in compensation to the victim.

Four of the men were sentenced to five years in prison, while a fifth
man got… Continue reading

Former Teacher Kills School Principal In Front of the Children

Former Teacher Kills School Principal In Front of the Children /
14ymedio, Leonardo Rodriguez Alonso

14ymedio, Leonardo Rodriguez Alonso, Caibarien, Villa Clara, 8 September
2016 — Tragedy struck on the third day of the school year at the Nguyen
Van Troi primary school in Caibarién when, at around two on Wednesday
afternoon, the school’s principal, Amaury Herrera Mesa, was stabbed… Continue reading

Toronto man ‘scarred for life’ in robbery at Cuban resort

Toronto man ‘scarred for life’ in robbery at Cuban resort
BY CHRIS DOUCETTE, TORONTO SUN
FIRST POSTED: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 09, 2016 06:17 PM EDT | UPDATED: FRIDAY,
SEPTEMBER 09, 2016 08:58 PM EDT

A violent robbery at a Cuban resort ended Paul Sampalean’s dream
vacation before it even started.

The 33-year-old construction worker also had to pay a $3,000 hospital… Continue reading

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