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Putin denies reopening of US-targeting listening post in Cuba
Russian President Vladimir Putin denied media reports that Russia was planning to reopen the Soviet-age SIGINT facility in Lourdes, Cuba, once was largest foreign listening post of its kind, but shut down under US pressure.

July 17, 2014 08:36

Russia’s Rosneft to help Cuba explore offshore oil reserves
Russian oil company Rosneft will help Cuban State oil company Cupet explore the country's offshore oil reserves, according to one of the cooperation documents signed between Russia and Cuba during President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Havana.

12.07.2014 00:03

Senior US Senator alleges Cuban govt behind prostitution scandal
A senior US senator has reportedly asked the Justice Department to investigate the Cuban government’s involvement in a plot to derail his political career by planting an explosive story regarding involvement with underage prostitutes.

08.07.2014 03:31

​USAID & the Cuban Five: Criminalizing counterterrorism, legalizing regime change
The plight of five imprisoned Cuban counterterrorism officers, known collectively as the Cuban Five, has been the subject of a growing campaign to lobby Congress in favor of releasing the men.

16.06.2014 08:38

‘How can Obama close Gitmo without sending detainees home?’
It will be years before all of the Gitmo detainees are released, judging by how none of the Yemeni detainees approved for transfer have been sent back to Yemen, David H. Remes, a lawyer working for Appeal for Justice, told RT.

23.05.2014 08:55

US govt ordered to release Gitmo force-feeding videos
For the first time since its opening 12 years ago, a federal court has intervened in proceedings at the Guantanamo detention facility, ordering the US to supply videos showing the force-feeding of a Syrian hunger-striker.

22.05.2014 06:15

Gitmo detainees fight destruction of force-feeding footage
Hunger-striking detainees in Guantanamo Bay are seeking a federal injunction to stop prison authorities from destroying newly-unearthed force-feeding videos. The move follows reports increasingly harsh punishments are being meted out to hunger-strikers.

15.05.2014 08:21

Cuba arrests four Miami-based exiles on attack plot suspicions
Cuba’s Interior Ministry has arrested four Miami-based Cuban exiles under suspicion they have been planning attacks on Cuban military installations. The government also accused the four of promoting anti-government violence.

07.05.2014 17:34

US-run ‘Cuban Twitter’ categorized 'political tendencies’ of users – report
Contractors working for the United States who ran the so-called ‘Cuban Twitter’ social media project categorized user responses to overtly political messages for "receptiveness" and "political tendencies,” among other details, according to a new report.

30.04.2014 22:45

'They went through some form of hell': Psychiatrist for Gitmo detainee testifies
An Army psychiatrist said the accused USS Cole bomber was given adequate access to treatment for his mental health problems, although he admitted he had no access the secret CIA files documenting the suspect’s extensive torture, the Miami Herald reports.

29.04.2014 12:42

Costa Rica demands explanation over US-created ‘Cuban Twitter’
Outraged Costa Rican officials are demanding that the White House explain why the controversial so-called “Cuban Twitter” project revealed earlier this month was facilitated by the United States Embassy in San José.

24.04.2014 16:04

New leaks: Cuban-US organization leaders helped 'Cuban Twitter'
Leaders of the largest nonprofit for young Cuban-Americans, which explicitly refused to accept US government funds, in fact supported Washington’s secret program aimed at toppling Cuba’s government, a leaked report reveals.

22.04.2014 09:36

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