Cuba

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The story of Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez’s flight from Cuba.

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Ana Montes was a decorated U.S. intelligence analyst. She was also a Cuban spy.

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A reassessment of the calm, cool JFK.

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A nation’s uncertain future.

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The story of William Morgan: American, wanderer, Cuban revolutionary.

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Colonialism, the convertible peso, and the strange dance between the cheap beach tourist and the tour guide tout.

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On Thanksgiving weekend, I received a phone call informing me that we had just captured approximately 300 al-Qaeda and Taliban. I asked all our assistant secretaries and regional bureaus to canvass literally the world to begin to look at what options we had as to where a detention facility could be established. We began to eliminate places for different reasons. One day, in one of our meetings, we sat there puzzled as places continued to be eliminated. An individual from the Department of Justice effectively blurted out, What about Guantánamo?
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He arrived in Bolivia in November 1966, disguised as a Uruguayan businessman. After desertions, drownings, and difficulty contacting their support group in La Paz, his small troop was surrounded the following October. The inside story of how they were found and destroyed.

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On the life and afterlife of Che Guevara.

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A visit to the new Havana.

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On the ground to witness Cuba’s last days:

“Either we rectify our course or the time for teetering along on the brink runs out and we go down. And we will go down…[with] the effort of entire generations.”—Raul Castro

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Depending on who you ask, Mohammed Jawad was either 12 or 17 when he was detained. Nobody disputes that he spent seven years at Guantánamo before he was exonerated. The story of a boy who grew up as a detainee.

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Guz Dominguez says he was trying to help baseball players from Cuba; the U.S. government says he was smuggling athletes. The truth is more complicated.