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December 11th, 2013
07:29 PM ET

The new Obama doctrine?

In his 2008 run for president, then-Senator Barack Obama promised that he would reach out to anyone who wanted to engage, including America's foes - and today, he's got a nuclear deal with Iran and a handshake with Cuba. Is Pres. Obama shifting his foreign policy to a reliance on diplomacy and discussion? CNN's Jim Sciutto reports.


Filed under: Cuba • foreign policy • Iran • President Obama • Situation Room
December 10th, 2013
08:02 PM ET

Handshake seen around the world

CNN's Brian Todd reports on Pres. Obama's handshake with Cuban Pres. Raul Castro at Nelson Mandela's memorial service.


Filed under: Brian Todd • Cuba • President Obama
July 17th, 2013
12:13 PM ET

Cuban sugar hides North Korean secret

Authorities in Panama found what may be components of North Korea's missile program on a ship. Barbara Starr reports.

RELATED STORY: Cuba: 'Obsolete' weapons on ship were going to North Korea for repair


Filed under: Barbara Starr • Cuba • North Korea
November 30th, 2012
10:49 AM ET

Could terror suspects end up in U.S.?

A newly released report shows that U.S. prisons could house terror suspects who are currently at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.

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Filed under: Brian Todd • Cuba • Terror
June 13th, 2012
11:24 AM ET

Cuban dissident testifies, disappears

(CNN) - A Cuban dissident who testified before Congress via video link from Havana last week was detained and beaten two days later, his wife said.

Reached by phone in Cuba, Yris Tamara Pérez Aguilera said her husband was beaten in his cell and rendered unconscious by pepper spray.

In spite of being warned of the risk of reprisals, Jorge Luis García Pérez, known as Antúnez, testified last Thursday, describing repressive conditions for dissidents in Cuba. "We suffer beatings," he told the senators, "torture, and all kinds of violations of our human rights." In one activist's case, he asserted, "the political police threatened to sexually abuse and rape her 6-year-old daughter." He pleaded for support for what he called "the resistance forces," as they engage in "a head-on battle with the state."
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Filed under: Brian Todd • Cuba
BLITZER'S BLOG: Cuba vs. U.S. over Alan Gross – what’s going on?
May 14th, 2012
04:03 PM ET

BLITZER'S BLOG: Cuba vs. U.S. over Alan Gross – what’s going on?

By CNN's Wolf Blitzer

(CNN) – I’ve been receiving some very positive reaction to our coverage in “The Situation Room” of the case of Alan Gross, the American being held in a Cuban prison.

Many viewers and readers thanked me for bringing this case to their attention and putting both sides of the story out there.
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Filed under: Cuba • Situation Room • Wolf Blitzer
May 10th, 2012
05:01 PM ET

Top Cuban official weighs in on detainment of U.S. citizen

Wolf Blitzer talks to top Cuban official Josefina Vidal about Alan Gross, the U.S. citizen being detained in Havana. Watch the full interview above.

RELATED ARTICLE: Secretary Clinton, Cuban government spar after Blitzer interview


Filed under: Cuba • Situation Room • Wolf Blitzer
Sec. Clinton, Cuban govt. spar after Blitzer interview
May 9th, 2012
01:15 PM ET

Sec. Clinton, Cuban govt. spar after Blitzer interview

By CNN's Jennifer Mikell

(CNN) – A top representative of the Castro government is urging the United States to sit down and talk about the fate of an American held prisoner in Cuba who reached out to CNN's Wolf Blitzer.

An international negotiation appears to be playing out in "The Situation Room", where high-level Cuban and U.S. officials are responding to Blitzer's exclusive interview with the jailed contractor, Alan Gross.
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Filed under: Cuba • Situation Room • Wolf Blitzer
May 9th, 2012
10:07 AM ET

Cuba asks for a hostage swap

Wolf Blitzer talks to Sen. Patrick Leahy about an American hostage held in Cuba.

RELATED VIDEO:
Alan Gross: I am a hostage


Filed under: Cuba • Situation Room • Wolf Blitzer
January 12th, 2012
08:16 PM ET

Hood: We will catch pardoned criminals

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says they will find criminals pardoned by former Gov. Haley Barbour. CNN's Martin Savidge reports.

RELATED STORY: Attorney general: Mississippi may order nationwide manhunt

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Filed under: Cuba • Haley Barbour • Mississippi
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