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Human rights in spotlight after US-Cuba deal

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HAVANA (AP) — To many exiles and their allies, President Raul Castro is a brutal dictator who locks up dissenters in gulag-like jails, snuff... Full Story

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  • Human rights in spotlight after US-Cuba deal
    Human rights in spotlight after US-Cuba deal

    HAVANA (AP) — To many exiles and their allies, President Raul Castro is a brutal dictator who locks up dissenters in gulag-like jails, snuffs out political discourse and condemns his people to socialist poverty.

  • No word yet from Fidel amid historic US-Cuba shift
    No word yet from Fidel amid historic US-Cuba shift

    HAVANA (AP) — Everyone in Cuba is talking about the startling turn in relations with the United States, with one notable exception: Fidel Castro.

  • Brazil to study legalization of medical marijuana
    Brazil to study legalization of medical marijuana

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil will soon look into the possibility of legalizing the use of a marijuana derivative to treat people suffering from severe seizures.

  • Peru investigates Greenpeace member in Nazca stunt
    Peru investigates Greenpeace member in Nazca stunt

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — A Peruvian prosecutor is investigating the suspected involvement of a Greenpeace activist in a publicity stunt that allegedly damaged the world-renowned Nazca lines.

  • Hope and some fear in Cuba amid thaw with US
    Hope and some fear in Cuba amid thaw with US

    HAVANA (AP) — The restoration of diplomatic ties between Cuba and the United States has unleashed expectations of even more momentous changes on an island that often seems frozen in a past of classic cars and crumbling Art Deco buildings.

  • Spy's parents search for son after Cuba-US deal
    Spy's parents search for son after Cuba-US deal

    HAVANA (AP) — The parents of convicted spy Rolando Sarraff Trujillo feared the worst when their son failed to call home from prison and they were told he had been taken away at dawn. But officials assured the couple that their son was now better off.

  • Brazil graft cases: Beginning of impunity's end?
    Brazil graft cases: Beginning of impunity's end?

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A federal investigation into a kickback scheme at Brazil's state oil company has, so far, ensnared 30 executives. In Sao Paulo, prosecutors accuse 33 businessmen of running a "cartel" to profit from the city's subway system.

  • Spy's parents search for son after Cuba-US deal
    Spy's parents search for son after Cuba-US deal

    HAVANA (AP) — When convicted spy Rolando Sarraff Trujillo failed to call home from prison, his parents went to the jail to see if their son had fallen ill. Officials told the elderly couple not to worry, saying only that he was better off.

  • Hope and some fear in Cuba amid thaw with US
    Hope and some fear in Cuba amid thaw with US

    HAVANA (AP) — The restoration of diplomatic ties between Cuba and the United States unleashed expectations Thursday of even more momentous changes on an island that often seems frozen in a past of classic cars and crumbling Art Deco buildings.

  • Latin America cheers US-Cuba rapprochement
    Latin America cheers US-Cuba rapprochement

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Latin America is welcoming the renewal of ties between Cuba and the United States, but the rapprochement may complicate matters for Havana's chief ally, Venezuela, which has been moving in the opposite direction, becoming more stridently anti-American.

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