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Treasury sanctions mother-in-law of Mexican drug lord

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 4:04am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is imposing sanctions on the mother-in-law of a Mexican drug lord because she allegedly concealed assets from a drug cartel's operations around the world. (...)
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Not much chance of Congress stopping Cuba policy

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 2:56am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A lack of unanimity in both political parties toward President Barack Obama's sudden move to re-establish ties with Cuba complicates any congressional effort to scuttle the most significant change in U.S. policy toward the communist island in 50-plus years. (...)
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Jimmy Carter call US-Cuba diplomacy 'courageous'

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 1:28am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter says he is "proud and grateful" for the president's efforts to restore diplomatic ties with Cuba. Carter calls the shift in policy "courageous." (...)
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How revived ties with Cuba came to be

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 8:12pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh off his 2012 re-election victory, President Barack Obama summoned senior advisers to a series of meetings, asking them to "think big" about a second-term agenda, including the possibilities of new starts with long-standing U.S. foes such as Iran and Cuba. Two years later, after painstaking secret diplomacy on separate but surprisingly similar tracks, efforts with Tehran and Havana are in full swing. (...)
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Text of Obama's remarks on US-Cuba relations

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 8:11pm
Text of President Barack Obama's remarks Wednesday on the release of American Alan Gross from a Cuban prison and on future diplomatic relations between the two countries. The text was provided by the White House: (...)
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Reaction to release of Alan Gross, future US-Cuba relations

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 8:10pm
Reaction to the release of American Alan Gross who was imprisoned in Cuba for five years, and the future of US-Cuba diplomatic relations: (...)
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Key elements of US policy shift toward Cuba

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 8:09pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and Cuba will begin taking steps to restore full diplomatic relations, marking the most significant shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island in more than half a century. Key elements of changes to U.S. policy toward Cuba, some of which President Barack Obama announced at the White House on Wednesday. (...)
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The ill-fated schemes to upend Castro

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 8:08pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — For over half a century, the U.S. government's schemes to overthrow the Castro government were, if not successful, always creative: the poisonous cigars, the exploding seashell, the secret Twitter-like service in Cuba. (...)
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Castro survived odd, often inept, US schemes

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 3:49pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — For over half a century, the U.S. government's schemes to overthrow the Castro government were, if not successful, always creative: the poisonous cigars, the exploding seashell, the secret Twitter-like service in Cuba. (...)
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Obama on Hanukkah says small acts can make miracles

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:35pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says Hanukkah teaches that one act of faith can make a miracle. (...)
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