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LISTEN: High-Pitched Noise Heard in Cuba Attacks Released

The Associated Press has published what it claims to be the sound that American diplomats and their families heard in Cuba before suffering a variety of health symptoms reportedly including nausea, hearing loss, and brain damage.

In this Sept. 29, 2017 photo, a worker carries cardboard inside the compound of the United States embassy in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. The United States expelled 15 of Cuba's diplomats Tuesday to protest its failure to protect Americans from unexplained attacks in Havana, plunging diplomatic ties between …

State Department Expels 15 Cuban Diplomats from D.C. Embassy

In a statement Tuesday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson confirmed that the United States has expelled 15 Cuban officials from the communist nation’s embassy in Washington, D.C., in response to attacks on nearly two dozen Americans working in Havana.

A vintage car drives by the US Embassy in Havana, which Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said could be closed over mysterious attacks on American diplomats

Tillerson Orders Withdrawal of U.S. Personnel from Cuba Following Sonic Attacks

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced Friday that America would withdraw all “non-emergency personnel” from the U.S. embassy in Cuba and all family members following months of unexplained attacks on American diplomats that have left some with hearing loss and, reportedly, brain damage.

Tourists walk next to a poster of Cuban President Raul Castro and US president Barack Obama in Havana, on March 18, 2016. US president Barack Obama touches down in Havana on Sunday to cap a long-unimaginable rapprochement with Cuba and burnish a presidential legacy dulled by Middle East quagmires and …

Fidel Castro to ‘Brother Obama’: Cuba Will Not Give Up ‘Spiritual Wealth’ of Communism

President Barack Obama’s speech in Havana last week almost gave communist dictator Fidel Castro a heart attack. So writes someone claiming to be Castro in a rambling letter published by Cuban propaganda outlet Granma this morning, in which the alleged Castro accuses President Obama of viewing Native Americans as “nonexistent” and attempting to smother communism.

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Feinstein, Boxer Want Nonstop Flights from CA to Cuba

Cuba is still a brutal communist dictatorship — one that has treated President Barack Obama with disdain even on his ongoing visit. Yet California’s two U.S. Senators want to establish nonstop flights from Hollywood to Havana.

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The Rolling Stones to Play Free Concert in Cuba

The Rolling Stones will play a free concert in Havana, Cuba on March 25, becoming the first-ever British rock band to play an open-air concert in the island country.

PANAMA, Panama City : Cuba's supporters shout slogans outside the hotel where a press conference of Cuban dissidents took place in Panama on April 8, 2015, days before the opening of the VII Summit of the Americas which starts next April 10 and 11, in Panama City. AFP PHOTO / …

Cuban State Media: Obama Visit ‘Disproves Human Rights Violations’ by Communists

Cuba’s communist propaganda newspaper Granma has published an article claiming that President Barack Obama’s scheduled visit to Havana in March “disproves” decades of evidence that the Cuban government violates the human rights of its citizens, on a weekend in which Cuban state police arrested almost 200 dissidents for peaceful marches against communism.

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Blue State Blues: Texas Governor Greg Abbott Defects to Cuba

Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) went to Cuba this week to promote his state’s economic interests and the Obama administration’s new policy of engagement with the regime. He failed to meet, or seek, any of Cuba’s political dissidents or human rights activists.

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Poll Finds Colombians Fear Return of FARC Terrorists

A new poll shows that, despite public support for a peace deal with the FARC terrorist group, a significant portion of the population of Colombia remains uncomfortable with the idea of FARC terrorists abandoning the guerrilla lifestyle and settling into civilian life.

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Blue State Blues: The Cuba Deal Is Destroying America

Among the many foreign policy disasters for which President Barack Obama has been responsible, none is uglier than the recent Cuba deal. We are less safe because of Iran, Russia, and ISIS, But the Cuba deal has made us less free.

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5 Things America Has Lost in Cuba

Today the Obama administration raised the American flag above the U.S. embassy in Cuba. It is unclear what, if anything, the U.S. has won in exchange for normalizing relations with the Castro regime–one of the world’s most oppressive tyrannies. It is clearer what we have lost.

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US Flag Raised over Cuba Embassy for the First Time Since 1961

HAVANA (AP) — The Stars and Stripes rose Friday over the newly opened U.S. Embassy for the first time in 54 years, making a symbolically charged victory lap for the Obama administration’s new policy of engagement with Cuba.

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Kerry to Cuban Government in Spanish: ‘There is Nothing to Fear’

“No hay nada que temer” (“there is nothing to fear”), Secretary of State John Kerry told Cuban communist government officials and their Obama administration guests at the new United States embassy in Havana Friday, applauding dictator Raúl Castro and President Obama for the reestablishment of diplomatic relations that culminated in today’s ceremony.

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Fidel Castro, Who Owes U.S. Citizens $7 Billion, Demands ‘Millions’ from Obama

An article in Cuban media claiming to be written by retired Cuban despot Fidel Castro is demanding an unspecified number of “millions” of dollars from the United States as recompense for alleged economic damage created by America’s sanctions on the repressive communist state, on the eve of the scheduled celebration of the reopening of the U.S. embassy in Havana.

Members of the media and onlookers watch the raising of the Cuban flag over their new embassy in Washington, DC July 20, 2015. Cuba's blue, red and white-starred flag was hoisted Monday at the country's embassy in Washington in a symbolic move signaling the start of a new post-Cold War …

‘A Victory for Our People’: Communist Icons Take over D.C. for Cuban Flag Raising

The State Department has raised the Cuban flag over the new embassy in Washington, D.C. while the American embassy remains barren in Havana, though operating officially as an embassy. It released its first press release today as an official embassy and not the Office of American Interests. It will be run by interim head Jeffrey DeLaurentis as Congress gears up to oppose the appointment of any ambassador to the communist dictatorship so long as the Castro regime continues to flagrantly violate human rights.

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Report: Obama Administration Failed to Debrief American Freed from Cuba

The Obama administration has yet to question American Alan Gross about his lengthy imprisonment in Cuba–six months after he returned home in a prisoner swap that set the stage for full normalization of U.S.-Cuban relations this week, the Daily Beast reports. Though Gross spent more than five years in a Cuban prison, and could potentially provide valuable intelligence on the regime, as well as information about political prisoners, the Obama administration showed no interest.